Fall 2018 News & Notes

On the eve of the weekend of our 26th season of Colorado soccer, here’s what’s happening and what we’re thinking about:

We’ve had a busy summer off the field growing our leadership and admin team. We’ve brought an excellent U19 staff on-board including Program Manager Bob Boyle, Team Coach Peter Bunting, and Assistant Coach Nick McKellar. We are thrilled with the character, experience, and ambition these new club members bring to the U19 program and our club. We’ve also created and fulfilled several new administrative roles as we continue to build our club into the future. In these roles, Nic Wilson (Board Member, Masters Coach/Player) has become Club Vice President and will be working/supporting/overseeing the new administrative side of our operations. On the opposite side of our organizational structure, General Manager Luke Elbin will continue to oversee our soccer operations. In other admin roles; Evan Kiesow (United/Masters Player) has accepted the role as Digital Director and Brandon Best (Masters Player) has accepted the Finance Director role. Welcome men, we’re glad to have your help in guiding our club forward. And last, we are proud to announce Club Secretary and Legal Director Frank Herbst has been voted onto our board of directors. Very deserved Frank!

2019 US Open Cup Qualifying is less than a month away! After our epic US Open Cup qualifying triumph last fall and our impassioned run to the second round of the tournament proper this spring, we are building a roster to make another significant run in this years edition. Our first qualifying match (winner goes on) will be the weekend of September 22/23 and will be in the Colorado-area. The draw for the first round match will be this upcoming Monday. We’ll get the word out when we know who and where we are playing. The US Open Cup qualifying & tournament matches are our best opportunities to competitively challenge ourselves against elite local and national competition. The tournament is the top competitive goal for semi-pro/elite amateur clubs such as ours. These are the games that the our top leadership plans for year-around. We love to see our community show up in a big way for these massively important matches.

A new season is always an exciting time as we welcome new players into our club family. We look forward to getting to know you, involving you as we continue to grow, and supporting you on and off the pitch. Here’s to a great season ahead and don’t hesitate to reach out to me or other leadership members with thoughts, ideas, or otherwise.


fc-denver-est2006-logoFC DENVER vs FC DENVER: PLAYOFF EDITION

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.

– 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!