FC Denver is looking for a few talented and committed soccer players as they continue preparations for the fall 2010 season. FC Denver is an organized and competitive adult amateur football club. Besides success on the field, the club believes that football is about building a community of people who love the game. If you are passionate about soccer and want to play with on one of the best teams in the state, please come out to our tryouts in the coming week.
Tryout Day #1 – Thursday (08/12) @ 6:20pm-8:15pm
Tryout Day #2 Sunday (08/15) @ 9:30am-11:30am. Both at Harvard Gulch fields north of Iliff. (MAP)
All Players will be informed of Roster positions on Sunday/Monday Night
Here is a message about the club and tryouts from club President Eric Fulton:
FC Denver is one of the most successful adult amateur soccer clubs in Colorado. Our club is focused on creating the best amateur teams in the state. We strive to reach our team, club, and player potential, while providing a fun and enthusiastic environment to meet people and share the passion of the game. We are looking for talented players that want to be a part of a club that is organized and exciting to play for. We value top class football and people with enjoyable and agreeable personalities. We are gearing up for our Fall ’10 tryouts and are looking for new players to add to the terrific team(s) we currently have.
For the Fall 2010 season, we will have 3 men’s teams. Our Premier team, which is one of the best amateur teams in the state; our United team, which won the 2nd division and is moving up to join our Premier team in the 1st division, and our Men’s Over-30 team which also won its 2nd division and is moving up to the 1st division of the Over-30 league. If you are an interested player, please do your research on teams to play for; our teams consistently play at the top level of amateur soccer in the state (and have a great time in the process).
If you are interested, please review our website at fcdenver.org to get more information and either fill out our information form online and/or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you involved. We have a few more weeks of weeknight drop-in scrimmages before our tryouts in mid-August. Thanks for your interest in our growing club. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our club thrives because of the skill and commitment on-the-field, and the camaraderie and communication off the field, of each of our players. We work to prove that every week.
United Game Review by: Lucas Elbin – Pictures by: Destiny Fernandez
FC Denver United came into their game this past Sunday on a roll. United was looking to continue their strong play from the prior weeks by taking down a Sporting Select squad that sat at the top of the second division. The match was played at Highland Park on a pitch that was narrow and thick with grass. The width would create an easy opportunity for United to play with high pressure all game long. The grass would cause some trouble at times, slowing the game down unnecessarily.
United came out focused after a strong and focused pregame warm-up. Sporting was not prepared to match their intensity and were overwhelmed early by United’s team defensive pressure created quick turnovers in Sporting Select’s half. Drew Anneberg would score within the first five minutes of the game on a slotted left foot finish that blew past the Sporting keeper. From there, United pressed on, limiting Sporting to two or three passes at the most in a run of play.
The wings were open all morning and for United. Sporting’s midfield were being beaten on both sides of the ball, by strong efforts from Jose Chavez, Lio Delpicollo, Drew Dennison, and Anthony Hyatt. Their strong play, along with a rock solid performance in the back by all the United defender’s helped find their team up 3-0 at the end of the half. Sporting had trouble finding their way into United’s half, and were fortunate the score wasn’t worse.
The second half featured more of the same. United continued to get the better of their opponent by winning tackles and making smart passes all over the pitch. They would score their most impressive team goal of the year after connecting on a long series of one and two touch combinations. The ball began in the back and was switched from sideline to sideline by the United’s backs. They then connected with the midfield and eventually found Matt Martinez on the end of beautifully played early cross. Matt calmly finished on a class first touch volley that floated over the keepers head. Brilliant stuff all around.
United’s entire roster (a deep one at that) showed well Sunday. This blogger would be hard pressed to say who was the man of the match. One thing was for certain, the teamwork, skill, and tenacity of United were on display.
The game would end 5-1 in United’s favor. Their consistent play and hard work left Sporting frustrated and beaten. The result moved United into first place in the second division of the CASL and sets up for a rematch to determine who will move up to the top division of the CASL in the upcoming two weeks. United remained undefeated and improved to 6-0-1 on the season.
Man of the Match: