Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Leaving the Parish

Dear friends, it has been a  tremendous journey for me these past few months. I have had some unique traveling companions and mentors as I have come to hear and understand from God that it is about time for me to be leaving the parish. Or to put it another way, I am stepping away […]

From the Rev: The MLS CBA

With the draft now concluded and preseason camps underway, the next major event in the life of Major League Soccer is completing the new MLS CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement). The MLS CBA is the league’s agreement with the MLSPU (MLS Player’s Union) and usually is a 3-5 year labor agreement. The current MLS CBA is […]

2015 MLS Chaplain Meetings

Last week, the CrossTraining team from Colorado flew to Philadelphia to attend the annual MLS Chaplain meetings with the other chaplains from Major League Soccer as well as the NASL (North American Soccer League) and USL (United Soccer League) and be present for the 2015 MLS Draft. The meetings featured time to network and fellowship with […]

2015 MLS All-Star Game coming to Colorado

2015 MLS All-Star: Colorado

Yesterday, Major League Soccer announced that the annual MLS All-Star Game to be played July 29 would be hosted in Denver, Colorado by the Colorado Rapids and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The all-star game typically features the best players in MLS facing off against an elite international opponent. Results have usually favored the MLS-side as […]

From the Rev: New Year, New Resolutions

It’s a new year and with a new year, come new resolutions – whether a goal to lose weight, spend more time with family, become a better soccer player, or to win a championship – all sorts of things make our initial list to try and “resolve.” For the Colorado Rapids, they have some new year […]

Annual MLS Chaplain Meeting 2015

The annual Major League Soccer (MLS) chaplain meeting for 2015 will take place, for the second year in a row, in Philadelphia, PA. The annual meeting features several sessions together for the chaplains as they make preparations for the upcoming 2015 season. The meetings are held in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention and Major League Soccer Draft […]

Shepherd's Journey

From the Rev: The Shepherds of Advent

We discover the shepherds of Advent in Luke 2:8-20. You will recall that Advent has to do with waiting; Advent has to do with living in expectancy. And, as the shepherds of Advent journey to the creche at Christmas their hearts are filled with awe and wonder. The shepherd’s story has long captured the imagination of many throughout […]

From the Rev: Living In Expectancy

Key themes for the Advent season include expectancy and expectations. Mario Albertinelli’s The Visitation captures the one and leads us to reflect on the other. As you observe Mary and Elizabeth, in this poignant depiction of the narrative found in Luke 1 – perhaps you can anticipate the senses of expectancy and expectation that both women […]

Charlotte Independence

CrossTraining Chaplains for Charlotte

CrossTraining is currently working to discover and develop chaplains to serve the Charlotte Independence, the new United Soccer League Pro team in Charlotte, North Carolina. CrossTraining has served the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer since 2002 and with the Rapids announcing an affiliation with the newly formed USL Pro that will enable the MLS […]

Colorado Rapids CrossTraining Discount Tickets

MLS Expansion Draft on Horizon

For fans the wait is over – Major League Soccer released the protected/unprotected list of players for the highly anticipated 2015 MLS Expansion Draft. The draft will benefit the two new teams coming into the league – Orlando City SC and New York City FC. There was also a flurry of trades in the half-day […]