From the Rev: Finishing Well

As I recently watch a road game for the Colorado Rapids, the team was working to come from behind. Down 1 goal to 2, the team was struggling to avoid a record 10-game road stretch without a point (either a win or tie). Then in the 86th minute, with little left in the time of […]

From the Rev: Losing Wells

No, the post title isn’t a typo. For the past three seasons, Wells Thompson has played as a midfielder for the Colorado Rapids. But Thompson is not so much known for his on the field contributions (75 appearances, 40 starts, 5 goals, 4 assists), but for his work in the community and with fans. Vocal […]

Portland Bound

This week will see the Colorado Rapids taking on the Portland Timbers in Portland for the teams second clash of the season and only match in Portland for 2012. The teams will have a quick turnaround for a Wednesday, September 5 match up back in Colorado. This weekend’s match has significance for another reason, though. […]

From the Rev: Strike a ball or say a prayer?

Throughout the years, one of the questions people ask about my role as team chaplain for the Colorado Rapids is, “Do you ever kick around with the guys?” Back in the days when I served the Colorado Rapids as a Public Relations Assistant, we used to have an annual event called the “Media Cup.” Here, […]

Colorado Rapids Women’s Team

Earlier this year, the Colorado Rapids, through a strategic partnering alliance, now have a women’s soccer team. The Colorado Rapids Women, formerly known as Colorado Force FC, now call  home Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and continue to play in the W-League. The W-League is the highest tier of professional soccer for women in the United […]

From the Rev: Keep Coaching

The typical coaching contract for coaches in Major League Soccer is three years, though the average length of stay is somewhere closer to 2 years (2.3 according to one source). If those statistics are comparative (there is some question to how scientific) to other leagues, then MLS coaches are among the lowest in terms of […]

From the Rev: Not All Stories Are Equal

The longer I serve as team chaplain, the more I am reminded that not all stories are equal. Let me explain what I mean: sometimes, in our different roles and positions, we can become so engrained and entrenched in the day to day that we forget to see people uniquely. We can fall into the […]

Rapids’ Coach Pareja Featured by ESPN

Today, a compelling feature was published by ESPN’s Rick Reilly on the head coach of the Colorado Rapids. Reilly, a sports journalist and Colorado native, is know by many for his “Life of Reilly” column for ESPN magazine and as a featured writer for ESPN.com. Nominated for National Sportswriter of the Year eleven times, Reilly always has […]

Portland Bound

When the Colorado Rapids travel to Portland to take on the Timbers in late August, Rapids chaplain and CrossTraining Director Brad Kenney will be there. “Booked the ticket a couple days ago – and looking forward to being in Portland this year,” said Chaplain Kenney. With the coaching and administrative changes with the Rapids organization […]

From the Rev: Mulling over Mullan

As I watched this afternoon’s match up between the Colorado Rapids and the Seattle Sounders, there was one thing on my mind: Brian Mullan. Many are aware of the controversy surrounding Mullan and the Sounders’ Steve Zakuani whose leg was broken in a tackle last April. Zakuani has been rehabbing and recovering and was relegated […]