FC DENVER vs FC DENVER: PLAYOFF EDITION
FC DENVER PREMIER vs FC DENVER UNITED
Colorado Amateur Soccer League Fall 2016 Quarterfinals
Sunday October 30th – 3:30pm – Broomfield Commons (MAP)
PREMIER – 5-2 – Hitting on all cylinders after a first round playoff dismantling last night of potential #USOC2017 participant Colorado Rush. Goals coming from all over and the team playing as confident as we’ve seen all year.
UNITED – 6-0 – Ran rampant over lower bracket competition all season in putting up one of the most impressive single regular seasons in FC Denver history. And United has had the upper hand on Premier during weekly inter-club practices during the season. In recent weeks, beat both a talented CO School of Mines Club team and top seeded team in the CASL playoffs, Valencia.
PREMIER v UNITED PLAYOFF HISTORY: 1-1
– United won first ever FCD v FCD Playoff matchup in Spring 2010 as now GM/Member of Board, then United Captain/Coach, Luke Elbin beat longtime friend /businesses partner, and also Member of Board, then Premier Captain/Coach, Kyle Firebaugh 1-0 behind an excellent goal from Lio DelPiccolo.
– Premier won most recent playoff matchup in Spring of 2015. Game was won in OT (1-1 in regulation) as Luke Elbin, then Premier coach, beat now Premier coach, then United coach, Drew Melin 2-1 in epic battle of the squads. In a crazy twist of fate, Lio Delpiccolo also scored for United in this game, but it wasn’t enough as Premier triumphed.
We celebrate all of our players and may the best team win!
This Sunday, we celebrate FC Denver! Beers on Fulton!
PREMIER: 4-2 +5GD
UNITED: 6-0 +33GD (WTF)
MASTERS: 6-0 + 21GD
LEGENDS: 4-2-1 +5GD
Our Fall 2016 FC Denver standings are unbeatable. And one of those losses was to ourselves (Masters v Legends). Literally, nobody is doing what we are doing at the level we’re doing it at.
We don’t win every Open D1 or O30 D1 Championship, but nobody does. What we do, as a 100+ member club, is bring the level of Colorado adult amatuer soccer to a higher level through our focused effort, talent, community, and persistence.
This season is special. Premier and Masters continue to set the stage for what we can become. Consistently competing for top honors as standard-bearers of FC Denver. And how about about this United squad. While there are a couple of squads in consideration, this has to be the top United squad in the 6 years that a United squad has existed. Undefeated and absolutely dangerous heading into the playoffs. And Legends has taken that next step. From a burgeoning O30 D2 powerhouse, to D1 contender, all within one season. Well played.
Some teams can put together a solid team, for a season or two. Some teams can win championships and then continue to remain relevant. We’re working to put together a championship-level club, from front to back, building season upon season that has the spirit, passion, and character that Denver can be proud of.
Playoffs await with bigger dreams. Year-long prized goals and championship opportunities. These are our favorite games. When it’s all on the line, our family and friends are around watching, and we have the chance to be memorable. Here we go.
See you at the fields as we continue to build.