SPRING IS OVER. STATE IS HERE. FALL IS COMING SOON!
Our historic spring 2016 came to end with with a couple of heart-breaking championship game losses, both in overtime (Premier lost to Harpo’s 1-0 in OT of the D1 Open Final and Legends lost to Newcastle in OT of the O30 D2 Final). While tough to get so close but come up short, we had a massively successful season by making it to the championship matches in each of the three divisions we participate in (Men’s Open, Men’s O30 D1, Men’s O30 D2). A fun and competitively fierce soccer season is now in the history books.
State Cup is here! We look to defend our 2015 Colorado State Cup Crown this weekend at the 2016 edition. We’ve actually got two teams in State Cup, one in both the Men’s A (Premier) and B (Masters) divisions. We’ll be out at the Aurora Sports Park all weekend with the games kicking off on Friday and he finals on Sunday.
Fall Tryouts are coming soon, on July 31st and August 7th to be exact. Please sign up HERE with your soccer experience/qualifications to be reviewed for possible participation in tryouts. Fall Soccer league play begins mid August and runs through early November. We won last fall’s D1 League championship, so we’ve got a BIG championship to defend.
This past Sunday was an important day for us. We had two undefeated FC Denver teams in action in tightly-contested league semifinal matches and we were victorious in both. Here are the game updates.
D1 Semifinal – FC Denver PREMIER 3 : 2 Colorado Rovers
FC Denver faced off against old adversary Colorado Rovers in a game with local bragging rights and, more importantly, a berth in the finals on the line. This Rovers squad is a talented group, so while we have a strong record against them the past few years, we knew this was going to be an all-out intense battle. And it was.
Premier started off the scoring in the 11th minute with a goal from Russell Gellman. Rovers responded back 6 minutes later with a 17th minute effort to knot the game at 1-1, which would hold until halftime. Storms were brewing in the skyline during halftime, which would cause an hour long delay at the 65th minute mark. When the teams resumed the match, FC Denver snatched the lead (and the momentum) with a second goal from Gellman. Jack Jones followed up shortly after to make it 3-1 FC Denver. Rovers could only respond with one goal before the final whistle for the final result of 3-2 FC Denver.
Next up: On to the finals this Sunday to defend our Fall League Championship. Game will be at 2:30pm at Broomfield Commons against perennial rival, Harpo’s FC. This will be a match to remember.
O30 D2 Semifinal – FC Denver LEGENDS 4 : 0 Unicorns
Legends approached this playoff clash as the top seed in the four team O30 D2 playoffs. Legends is experiencing our best season ever with an undefeated regular season record, and we kept the momentum rolling along yesterday with a thorough win. Two goals in the first half by Joss, and Bernauer, were capped off by two goals in the second half by Nucifora and Martinson. Coker and the defense held strong for 90 minutes for the shutout. errific team perform from front to back.
Next up: On to the finals this Sunday vs Newcastle, which easily dispatched their semifinal opponent as well, at 12:15pm at Broomfield Commons. Gonna be a classic!