Welcome back to the Green Army ‘Meet the Player’ series. We introduce who we are, where we come from, and why we play.
Shane Mueller is FC Denver.
Shane has been a leader and positive force for FC Denver United since 2010. He had a scary accident last spring, which he details below, which kept him out for a year, only to come back as strong as ever this season. It is a true testament to his character.
I AM: Shane Mueller
HOMETOWN: Highlands Ranch, CO
WHERE PLAYED: Colorado club soccer (DC Blast, Colorado Storm) Gordon College, FC Denver
CAREER STORY/HIGHLIGHT: Always enjoyed the competitiveness and camaraderie that the game of soccer cultivates. One favorite memory includes making it to the NCAA national tournament my freshman year of college.
PLAYING FC DENVER SINCE: Back in 2010.
FC DENVER PLAYER(S): Too many to list. The great thing about this club is it attracts so many great guys. I have always enjoyed having Tyler Whitesides barking out orders from the goal over the years.
FC DENVER MEMORY: Probably not when this happened last spring (Spring 2013):
But……. this has allowed for the great memory of returning back to soccer after being laid up for a year. I appreciate the game more now than ever. I also have enjoyed playing in the championship game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park with FC Denver United. But what I love most is beating up on the Premier team on Thursday nights.
SOMETHING ABOUT ME: My wife and I our expecting our first baby this fall.
NON-SOCCER HOBBIES: Anything that gets me outside, backpacking, rock climbing, camping. Backgammon is another favorite past time.
#WhyIPlay: I love pushing the boundaries of what is possible. I love being on a United team that can hang with the best teams in the state on any given day. There is nothing more satisfying than shutting down an opponent for 90 minutes.
Welcome back to the Green Army ‘Meet the Player’ series; where we introduce who we are, where we come from, and why we play.
Megan Callaghan is FC Denver.
Megan Callaghan is invested in the success of our Women’s program. She has played, been a leader, and a positive influence for our women’s program over the several years she has been involved with FCD. Her energized and optimistic attitude combined with her strong technical ability and hustle on the field make her an invaluable asset for the team. We are fortunate to have her involved with FC Denver.
NAME: Megan Callaghan
DOB: October 9, 1985
POSITION: Outside Midfielder
COLLEGE: University of Denver
BEEN THERE: “College, club, highschool, Europe tournaments, national tournaments, and everything in between.”
HIGHLIGHT: “I have had the opportunity to be a part of several winning teams and have been able to experience several championship victories. However, the friendships I have built and the passion and love for soccer that I still have at this point in my life are definitely the best highlights.
FCD PLAYER: “I love playing with all the girls for a variety of different reasons, so I can’t just pick one!”
FC DENVER MEMORY: “Winning our first FC Denver Women’s Spring Championship in double overtime against Sporting.”
SOMETHING ME: “I was a University of Denver Cheerleader (long story).”
MY TIME: “With my family, going to church, OrangeTheory, playing volleyball, and doing anything active especially outside.”