Tag Archives: USL

Fourth Round LHUSOC rematch for Switchbacks FC and Colorado Rapids

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — When Switchbacks FC beat Arizona United on June 1, Colorado soccer fans knew they would get to see a Rapids/Switchbacks rematch in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 14. Today, both teams top the MLS and USL tables, and they’ve played two fewer games than the next-best […]

Mike Seth gives Switchbacks FC 1–0 win over Timbers 2

Switchbacks Stadium (Colorado Springs) — Mike Seth scored in the 52nd minute for Switchbacks FC, enough to send Timbers 2 back to Portland with a 1–0 loss. Josh Suggs served a free kick, and Christian Ibeagha forced T2 netminder Kendall McIntosh to make a highlight-reel save, followed by Seth’s follow-up highlight goal. Up next: On Wednesday, May 18, Harpo’s […]

Thompson subs early, records shutout for Switchbacks FC

Switchbacks Stadium — With more than 70 minutes to play between Switchbacks FC and San Antonio FC, starting goalkeeper Devala Gorrick got his bell rung. It rang enough for backup net-minder Billy Thompson to start stretching, find his gloves, and step onto the field to face immediate pressure from the visitors. Thompson held strong to record the 1-0 […]

Strength at altitude: Don’t foul

Foothills Sports Arena — With three inches of snow outside, the Colorado Rapids worked inside the Foothills Sports Arena on Friday to prepare for their east-coast trip against D.C. United on Sunday (3:00 kickoff, MT). The Burgundy Boys loaded up on hemoglobin, more oxygen carry-on baggage to sneak into RFK. Colorado’s players might gain an edge when they drop in […]

Switchbacks FC peaking through preseason

Switchbacks Stadium (Colorado Springs), Stermole Stadium (Golden) — Watch snatches of Switchbacks FC against the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, followed by footage from Switchbacks FC Media Day. Listen to veterans Luke Vercollone, Shintaro Harada, and Devala Gorrick talk about challenging college teams and preseason preparation.

Patcast #7,294: Rapids, Switchbacks, and Harpo’s in action

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park training field, Pride Soccer Complex, Miller Activity Center, and Elsewhere, Colorado — Soccer fans and teams don’t really rest, and the action continues for the Colorado Rapids, Switchbacks FC in Colorado Springs, and Boulder-based Harpo’s FC. Video: See current pictures from John Babiak and hear from Colorado Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni and newcomers Shkëlzen Gashi, Conor […]

New blood boosting Switchbacks FC

Video (Pride Soccer Complex, Colorado Springs): Watch snatches of Switchbacks FC preseason training in Colorado Springs, and hear head coach Steve Trittschuh describe how his new players are meshing with the core group from 2015. Official newcomers (as of 2/25/16) Originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, Josh Suggs joins the team after two strong seasons playing […]

The Mines men's and women's teams are RMAC champions. Photo by John Babiak.

What makes a team tick like a clock, not a bomb?

In 2015, Current of Colorado published 176 articles about boys, girls, amateurs, professionals, and international players at the highest level. I drove 28,525 miles to work 16 stadiums and 17 soccer complexes from Virginia Beach to Olympia, Washington, from Louisville, Kentucky to Casa Grande, Arizona and Boise, Idaho. Lessons in tactics and technique filled my […]

Switchbacks FC Open Tryouts for 2016

Pride Soccer Complex, Colorado Springs — Day One of the Switchbacks FC open tryouts on Saturday operated at a higher level than the inaugural tryouts a year ago. Instead of 140 guys, head coach Steve Trittschuh had his staff of coaches evaluate 60 top-notch players on the first day of tryouts. The talent level was higher […]