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FC Denver vs Switchbacks FC – 2018 US Open Cup Round 2

We won Round 1!!! We won 4-2 over Azteca FC behind a hat trick from Cesar Castillo. It was a historic night for our club at Five Star Stadium North in Westminster, Colorado. On to round 2! It comes quick and we’re busily preparing (getting fans to game, getting bus to game, keeping squad focused on task at hand). Be a part of our story. Here’s the details:

2018 US Open Cup – Round 2
FC Denver vs Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Wednesday May 16, 2018 – Kickoff: 7:00pm | Gate: 6:00pm
Weidner Field – 6303 Barnes Rd. Colorado Springs, CO. 80922
Enter stadium from Charlotte Parkway, just east of stadium (GPS ADDRESS WILL TAKE YOU TO WEST SIDE OF STADIUM NOT IN USE)
LIVESTREAM: We’re hoping it’s going to happen.
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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