Every season FC Denver takes the field, we have our eyes on glory. Last season (Spring 2017) we got so close to the Colorado Premier League ‘Triple’ (Men’s D1, D2, and O30 Championships). We won the O30 championship and came up just short in D1 and D2 playoffs. It was a wildly successful and fun season and here we are, on the verge of another.
NOW, we’re reloaded for a new season and ready to win all those titles. Consistency is an art when it comes to elite amatuer soccer as it’s all based on the hunger, organization, and determination of the players and leadership involved. These are the passions we live out in addition to the busy daily jobs and lives we live. We’ve been extremely consistent at an elite level for the past 8 years (of our 11 year history), but the train doesn’t stop for anyone, so we continue to grind to get to the top.
As we look forward to the season ahead, our biggest goal is qualifying for the US Open Cup. We entered the qualifying tournament for the first time last year and came up short against an Azteca FC team that went on to qualify for the tournament proper. This year, if injuries stay away, we’ll be able to put forward an even better squad capable of qualifying us. There’s plenty of work to be done between and now and then, but it’s all in the waiting.
Additionally, as mentioned above, we will give our all, as an entire club, to win the league outright by each division of the Colorado Premier League. This would be a crowning achievement for the hustle that goes into building our squads. We do it together.
Another memorable FC Denver season waits in the balance. Lets get it. Forever FC Denver!
FC Denver has entered into an exclusive multi-year partnership with Hummel as official uniform and apparel provider. All FC Denver teams will be outfitted in Hummel starting with the Colorado State Cup next weekend. As a part of the partnership, FC Denver will have an online apparel shop beginning later this year.
“Our partnership with Hummel marks a tremendous milestone for our club” states Eric Fulton, FC Denver Club President. He continues, “from a single team, to a large club committed to growing the game in Denver, moments like these represent a step forward in our emergence as an modern American soccer club. And to do so with Hummel, a historic international brand with a distinct modern meets retro style and an organizational ethos committed to improving the world through sport, it makes an ideal opportunity for us. We would like to acknowledge Jeff Duback and his group at Hummel USA and locally to Charles Huntsman and his team at Brand Evolutions West for making this partnership come to fruition.”
Hummel was founded in Germany in 1923 and emigrated to Denmark later in the century, which is still its home today. Recently, Hummel has been making strong inroads into the United States market with their Hummel USA operation founded in 2015. Hummel is unique in apparel companies in their approach to the human lives and communities behind the games. They have a organizational ‘Karma Policy’, which is to “Change the World Through Sport.” This Karma Policy is evident in their initiatives ranging from sponsoring of the Afghanistan National team (link here to that terrific story) to their involvement in of all levels of grassroots and professional sports.
Hummel USA President Jeff Duback states, “‘Hummel Sport USA is excited to be partnering with FC Denver and we look forward to supporting them over the term of the agreement as well as supporting soccer in the Denver area in general. As a re-emerging brand in the US we look for strong, like minded partners to work with – and with FC Denver we have found a great ambassador.’
Hummel currently sponsors a range of soccer clubs here in the United States and around the world including: the Danish National Team, the Afghanistan National Team , Deportivo Alaves (La Liga), SC Freiburg (Bundesliga), SoCal SC (NPSL), Memphis City FC (NPSL), and San Nicolas FC (UPSL) who FC Denver has competed against in the Las Vegas Silver Mug Invitational.
For more information on Hummel, please visit their website: www.hummel.net.
Be on the lookout for FC Denver Hummel gear in our web store later this year. FC Denver is proud to be a member of #teamhummel