ANNOUNCEMENT: Megastar Financial Becomes FC Denver Presenting Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Megastar Financial ( has become FC Denver’s Presenting Club Sponsor. Megastar Financial is a Denver-based Mortgage Lending Company that has been creating value in home lending services, now in 25 states, since their founding in 1999.

Jim Nolte, Mortgage Loan Officer

In particular, we will be working in unison with Jim Nolte’s Mortgage Lending Branch of Megastar Financial (, creating an FC Denver-focused “FC Home Lending Team” and corresponding webpage with tools and features to best serve the home lending and refinance needs of FC Denver players & families.

FC Denver Premier player Lashaw Salta is a member of Jim’s Megastar Mortgage lending team and will be a direct resource for our players to connect with Megastar and in further immersing our organizations in a mutually beneficial sponsorship relationship.

As a part of the sponsorship, Megastar becomes our Premier team’s main jerseys sponsor and will become a secondary jersey sponsor for all other FC Denver teams. Our Open Cup squad will be wearing Megastar Jerseys for the first time this week in our Open Cup Match! All other team jerseys will get updated with the Megastar logo over the next few weeks. In addition, Megastar will become FC Denver’s website ( main presenting sponsor, will have their logo on all FC Denver printed materials, will be present and have speaking opportunities at FC Denver events, among other sponsorship features.

We expect this sponsorship to grow as our players get to know Jim, his team, and the excellent lending services they provide.

Are you in the market for a new home or refinancing your existing home? If so, contact Jim Nolte at or 303-725-8003 and he will provide you with the information and resources to make a great home loan decision.

Megastar Financial
Jim Nolte, Mortgage Loan Officer | NMLS 337576
1080 Cherokee Street | Denver, Colorado 80204
Phone: 303-725-8003

WE DID IT! Now we need your help!

Please donate to our Open Cup Travel Fund at:

Today, we kickoff our ‘6 Weeks to 6K’ Fundraising Campaign. We hope you will consider donating to our Open Cup travel expenses fund. You can donate here: DONATE or if you have other questions or comments, you can fill out our community contact form here: CONTACT.

Our story:
After 11 years of toiling away in lower division obscurity (Helpful Guide; ‘Toiling Away’ = having fun and making memories – ‘Lower Division Obscurity’ = winning a whole bunch against strong Colorado amateur competition), we qualified for the 2018 US Open Cup this past fall. All jokes aside, it takes a ton of volunteer energy, commitment, and moxie to do this. With no big money backers or youth club propelling us, it’s been all grit and an undying love for the players and the game that have carried us to this point.

WE DID IT! We qualified the biggest tournament possible for an American amateur soccer team. But… Now what?

We didn’t get this far to simply add 2018 Open Cup qualification as a notch in our achievement roll call. No, we got here because of our desire to be the best we can be and to represent ourselves, our club, and our city, at the highest level possible. That’s been our founding mission since day one. To fulfill this and to be properly prepared for this opportunity, we need to ‘up’ our competitive training and acquire funding to support our upcoming Open Cup travel expenses (not cheap).

We’ve been taking the competition part of the equation with our off-season winter training, futsal sessions, and multiple upcoming friendlies planned against collegiate (Metro) and pro teams (St Louis FC). It’s the financial aspect where we need your help. We run a pretty tight financial operation because we believe wholeheartedly in sustainability. And since we fund over two-thirds of all of our sporting endeavors ourselves through player dues (remainder is through sponsorships), we knew we needed help from our community to make this happen.

We are currently are planning expenditures for the first three rounds of Open Cup. It’s a single-elimination tournament, so no promises we any get further than Round 1 (we won’t be favored to do so), but we’ve got our sights set high. We estimate $6,000 of expenses per round (out-of-state matches can be anywhere from $4500-$10,000 in travel and lodging expenditures depending on where we are drawn to play (we wont know where we are drawn to play until April)).

The players are chipping in to cover the costs of at least one round of travel. Over three rounds, we expect to have one Colorado opponent (the two possible candidates being our Colorado Premier League brethren Azteca FC or USL-side Colorado Springs Switchbacks), so that match will be very affordable comparably. This means, we are looking to raise the final $6,000 to complete our goal. We’re working all the angles with fundraisers and business sponsorships to help us fulfill this final amount, but we realize that a good portion of this final $6K will come through individual donors like you believing in what we are doing.

So whether you can help with a small or large donation, we hope you will donate to help our hard-working group of soccer players continue to represent us at the highest level possible. And THANK YOU!

DONATE – Takes you to donation page on our website (
CONTACT – Takes you to community contact form on our website.

FC Denver is a registered 501c3 non-profit so your donation is tax-deductible. Please contact us if you would like a donation receipt.