CXT News Update: Colorado Springs Switchbacks

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance announced, yesterday, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC had won its New Business of the Year award. The Switchbacks began play in 2015 and were part of a major expansion year for the United Soccer League. USL-Pro grew by adding 10 teams in 2015. Contributing to the growth and expansion was the […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Thank A Sports Chaplain

It was an interesting “first thing” to say in an interview after winning the NBA championship series and being named MVP, but there was Golden State Warriors Andre Iguodala thanking the National Basketball Associations team chaplains. Check out this video where Iguodala thanks NBA chaplains. Not once, but twice, as Iguodala gives a word of praise and thanks for […]

Philadelphia 2014

There is a two-fold purpose when it comes time for gathering for the annual Major League Soccer chaplain meetings – collaboration and connection. This year, the meetings were held for the second year in a row, in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention and MLS Draft. The convention features the gathering of thousands of soccer coaches […]

From the Rev: Coming Out

The recent blog posting by American forward Robbie Rogers, who has stepped back from football, announced that he was gay. In a moving post that has been tweeted and mentioned by many in the soccer world, Rogers wrote of the pain of the secrecy that he has had to live with and the difficulty of […]

From the Rev: Preseason Form

Preseason often offers a challenge to players, coaches, and chaplains alike. For the player, there are the tasks of securing a contract, getting into match-fitness, making the starting 11, or, sometimes coming back from surgery or injury. For the coaches, they must make decisions on what players to name to the squad, what positions need […]

From the Rev: Waiting in the Wings

In 11 seasons of serving as team chaplain, and three seasons in media relations with the Colorado Rapids, I feel like I have “seen it all.” In those years, there have been many highs and many lows, that I have had the sacred privilege and honor of observing and participating in. But, there is perhaps […]