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News Archive Prior to 2008

Florida State Women's Soccer Team loses in National Final.  
Three Rush players Melissa Samokyshin, Sara Wagenfuhr and Ericka Sutton are all FSU players and were so close to their first college national championship.  All three players have been accustomed to success on the national stage while playing with the Rush.  Melissa was a part of a team that won a national championship at U16 and she came close again at U19, finishing third in the country.  Both Sara and Ericka won a national championship just two years ago at U19 with the Rush.  Congratulations to these three players and to Florida State on an excellent season.  Note: The now national champions, University of Southern California Women's Program who beat FSU 2-0 on Sunday, will be the program of choice for current U18 Rush player, Brittany Kerridge who has been recruited and verbally committed to the storied college institution.

Rush Player Steven Traeger to participate in Men's Final Four.   
Steven is a senior at Ohio State University.  OSU has compiled a 16-3-5 record this year, but more importantly has headed into the national tournament playing very well and has now put together a string of victories, including a thrilling 4-3 win over defending national champion UC Santa Barbara, and is headed to the NCAA Division I Final Four.  Good luck to Steven and his Ohio State Team!  

Two Rush players make it to Elite 8 in NCAA Men's Tourament. 
Sophomore Grant Campbell led his upstart Bradley University team to a State Farm MVC Tournament championship for the first time in school history with an exciting win over Creighton.  An incredible run saw Bradley continue from there into the national tournament and make it all the way to the Elite 8 before losing to Ohio State University.  There adventure included a shootout victory over soccer powerhouse Indiana.  This run is even more incredible as it followed an early season fatal accident to teammate Danny Dahlquist who died in a house fire.  Compounding the tragedy, three teammates missed the season after being charged with felony arson following the accident.  Grant played a key role and helped lead an inspirational run of new heights for the Bradley program.  Jeb Brovsky, a freshman at Notre Dame, also came within one game of the final four after his Fighting Irish fell in a closely contested match to now tournament favorite, Wake Forest.  Brovsky who played considerable minutes all year as a freshman was unable to lead the Irish to victory within the 90 minutes of regulation soccer played.  Wake Forest prevailed 1-0 in over time.  Congratulations to both Grant and Jeb on great seasons!


Foxhoven named to All-Star Team  
Zach Foxhoven, a member of the U16 Rush Development Academy Team, was named to the Adidas All-Star Team.  Zach is a member of the Region IV team that just competed at the Inter-regional Event in Orlando, FL.  Zach led his Region IV team to a 3-0 record defeating Region's I, II and III.  Because of his performance, Zach was named to the All-Star Team which represents the best players from each region and thus, the best players in the country.  Well done Zach!

AGM News  
On November 28, 2007 at 6:30 pm our Annual General Meeting was held at the Rush Office.  We would like to thank our retired Board Members for their dedicated service to the Board:  Mr. Doug Traeger, Mr. Rick Dendorfer and Mr. Rob Teti.  We would also like to welcome our newly elected Board Members:  Mr. Mark Sunderhuse and Mr. Rob Teti.


ALOHA!!  Rush Wins Three State Titles! 
After having advanced five teams (out of nine) to the state cup finals, Rush will now send the 13 Nike Boys, 14 Nike Girls and the 18 Nike Girls to Hawaii in June to compete at the Region IV Tournament and represent Colorado as State Cup Champions.  The U15 Nike Girls who also advanced to the finals lost a very close and hard fought match 1-0 falling just short of their intended goal, as did the U16 Nike Girls who conceded the game winner in the fourth minute of injury time in a 2-1 loss.  Such a tough morning of results gave way to a beautiful afternoon full of celebrations.  The first win of the day went to the U14 Nike Girls who decided to wait until overtime to record their second straight state championship with a 1-0 win over Real Colorado.  The second title was secured a short time after with an injury time victory for the 13 Nike Boys over a very game Real team.  It was a well fought match that was decided by one of the great goals in Colorado State Cup history.  Oscar Montes took the ball from inside his own half continued to beat five players and capped it off with a deft move to get around the goalkeeper and calmly slot the ball home for the winner.  Only seconds later the final whistle blew.  The last game of the day saw the U18 match up that so many people in the state were talking about, Rush vs. Real.  The Rush 18 Girls are one of the best teams in the country and proved it for the second year in a row (six out of the last seven years) with a convincing 3-1 victory.  Congratulations to our winners and a very very special thank you to all of our Rush members who came out in a display of support and passion.  As we try to lead the way in caliber and style of soccer played, we are excited and motivated by our members who represent club unity and passion!  (Good job Skyler and Akio!!)

Brovsky nets game winner for #3 ranked Fighting Irish
(10.23.07) Notre Dame is off to its best start in the Big East conference since joining in1995.  Rush player Jeb Brovsky (left) is playing a key role as a freshman.  Notre Dame went 2-0 this weekend with wins over Rutgers and Villanova.  Brovsky provided the game winner against Villanova in a 1-0 victory.  Read more.

Rush Alum name Player of the Week
(10.23.07) Rush player Nick Cardenas earned Top Drawer's National Player of the Week honors for week three of the college season.  Nick led San Diego State to a 2-0 result against Cal-State Bakersfield this past weekend.  Cardenas, a sophomore at SDSU was selected to the Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie Team last year.  Read more.


CO Rush to join prestigious new US Soccer national league.
(10.23.07) The landscape of United States Youth Soccer is changing right before our faces.  Only, it is not US Youth Soccer who is the driving force behind the excitement.  For the first time in our country’s history, our federation, the U.S. Soccer Federation is stepping in and leading the way.  U.S.S.F. is where the buck stops in United States Soccer.  They are sanctioned directly by F.I.F.A. (the world's governing body) and it is they (U.S. Soccer) who sanction those organizations which we all know to be the leaders in U.S. Youth Soccer like U.S. Club Soccer and U.S. Youth Soccer.  In an exciting announcement by U.S. Soccer, they are beginning a new national league, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.  Colorado Rush has been invited and now has been officially accepted into this new elite and exciting venture.  Click here (.pdf) to read more on the league as well as the league's goal and structure.

Rush Alum Earns Soccer America Honors
(10.01.07) Nikki Krzysik (pronounced Krizzik), a member of Colorado Rush's U19 National Champions in 2006, earned recognition by being named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week as well as ACC Player of the Week.  The first week of NCAA Division I soccer was last week.  Krzysik, a junior at University of Virginia, led her 8th ranked Cavaliers team to victories over Delaware and 15th ranked West Virginia.  Congratulations Nikki!  Click here for a complete list of players who were selected to Soccer America's Team of the Week.

Rush Player Named to U15 Girls National Team
(10.01.07) U16 Nike Player, Mackenzie Ackerfelds is the only player from Colorado to be selected to the US U15 Girls National Team.  Mackenzie has been called in several times over the last two years with this team and again has be recalled for the team's next event, the Nike Friendlies, to be held the last week of September at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.  Congratulations Kenz!  Read more.

Dalmy named to US Women's World Cup for China 2007
(08.28.07) Former Rush player Marian Dalmy, having been named to the U.S. Women's National team back in May of this year, has now achieved one of the main goals for making the squad, making the travel team for the World Cup.  Marian will now be able to live out every soccer player's dream, to represent their country in the World Cup!  Congratulations Marian!  Read more

U17 Nike Boys Win Surf Cup Gold Division
(08.28.07) What a great week of soccer for the 17's.  After winning one game and tying two games in their first Red Bull National League competition (to see more results on the Red Bull national league the 17's drove down I-5 from Orange County to San Diego to participate in the prestigious Surf Cup.  A five win, no loss end to the weekend saw the 17's crowned champions.  A beautiful soccer week in California included victories over Atlanta Fire United, Albion SC (overtime) of Southern California and the Honolulu Bulls.  Great games versus FC Greater Boston and the Chicago Sockers helped top off an incredibly competitive week of soccer.  The team finished 6-0-2 over eight games in five days.  Congratulations to Coach Mike Piserchio and all of the U17 Nike Boys on their Surf Cup title!

Rush to Compete in Super Y-League
(07.23.07) Rush joins three MLS franchise clubs (Real Salt Lake, Kansas City Wizards and Colorado Rapids) and enters first ever Rocky Mountain Division of USL's Super Y-League.  Read more

Rush Congratulates our State Cup Champs!
(07.23.07) Congratulations to the U18 Nike Boys and the U13 Nike Girls on their state cup championships!  Those teams will join the U17 Nike Girls (who won state cup in the fall) at the regional championships in Las Vegas, NV June 18-24.  U19 state cup will be played June 4-8.  The Rush hopes to add two more teams to the regional list when all is said and done.  Good job and good luck Rush!

World Cup Star and MLS All-Star to Visit Colorado Rush!
(07.22.07) LANDON DONOVAN of the L.A. Galaxy will be in Colorado for the MLS All-Star Game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on July 19.  On July 18th, however, Landon will make a special trip into Littleton to train and meet with members of the Colorado Rush!  This event, also hosted by club sponsor Gatorade, will be at Powderhorn Park (corner of Simms and Coal Mine) on Wednesday, July 18.  Several Rush teams will be training on site with Landon helping out the various groups.  Following the training, Landon will address everybody in attendance and will also be available for autographs.  Training begins at 4pm and will run for an hour to an hour-and-a-half, followed by Landon speaking.  Players and parents not participating in the training are still welcome to attend and see one of our countries greatest players up close and personal!!

Sports Cream Concerns
(07.08.07) There was a recent case of a track athlete whose death has been blamed on a sports cream (Ben-Gay). Click here to learn more about how this may have occurred.  

GU13 Nike Win State Cup with a 4-1 victory over Real
(07.08.07) The girls will be competing at Regionals in Las Vegas in a 16 team bracket against some of the best teams in the country.  Good Luck and we will be watching you!!


(Back Row: Janelle Lincks, Layla Brown, Lindsey Horan, Amanda Engel, Kaitlen Phillips, Kourtney Camy, Ashley Dalmy, Antonia Land, Ashley Smith.  Front Row:  Anyssa Juarez, Kendra Feldmann, Briana Campos, Maddison Kiebel, Jasmine White, Janelle Morgan.

Brad Friedel Keynotes Rush Banquet.
(06.07.07) The Rush Banquet is June 5th!  Guest speaker Brad Friedel, a hero from the 2002 World Cup and one of the world's top goalkeepers, will be speaking.  This promises to be a wonderful night of celebration.  Read more.

Rush Represented in State Championships.
(06.07.07) Congratulations to U15 Nike player, Camille Solarte, as she led her Kent Denver team to a second straight 3A State Championship title.  Read more.

(06.07.07) Rush is also well represented in the 5A final to be played on Tuesday evening.  Rush has player son both teams but dominates the number on Mullen's roster.  Both Mullen and Cherry Creek have Rush players making up key portions of their rosters.  Good luck to both teams.

Dalmy Goes Pro! 
(05.24.07) Marian Dalmy who we recently reported as being called up for the U.S. Women's National Team, has now earned the right to call herself a professional soccer player.  Marian has now been offered and has signed a contract with U.S. Soccer.  This is awesome news!  She is getting paid to play at the highest level.  Equal to that of the men competing in the MLS, Marian is a full time player for our country.  What a tremendous honor and accomplishment.  Congratulations Marian!  We are proud of you!  (Stay tuned for a feature story on Marian)

Rush leads state with (10) teams in State Cup semi-finals.
(05.18.07) Rush began the tournament with four U12 teams participating along with all the other age groups (U12-U14 girls and U12-U18 boys).  U12 Nike, Swoosh, A1 and Pikes Peak Rush Nike.  Three of the four teams advanced to the quarterfinal round and the A1 team only missed out by one goal!  Congrats to those U12 teams!  As we move into the semifinal round, Rush is represented in every age group but one.  Good luck to those teams still remaining.  Go Rush!

Conor Casey kicks off 2007 season with Rapids.
(5.7.07) One of Rush's most successful players ever, Conor Casey, is coming home.  Conor has been playing soccer at the highest level in Germany for six years, but after many discussions and serious negotiations, he is now not only back stateside, but he is here in Colorado playing for the Rapids.  The Rapids have begun the new season with a 1-1-1 record, but are undefeated at home and have already shown a serious commitment to attacking soccer with the likes of Hercules Gomez coming over from the LA Galaxy. The Gomez-Casey tandem could prove to be one of the most exciting duos in the MLS.  Welcome home, Conor!  Read more.

Hayley Coniglio Leads Ralston Valley to a Perfect Start.
(5.7.07) 15 Nike Standout Player Hayley Coniglio does more than just contribute as a freshman high school soccer player.  She is Ralston Valley's leading scorer and one of Jeffco's top 4A point getters with 11 goals and four assists.  Hayley's success in front of goal has led Ralston Valley to a perfect 10-0 start!  She is fresh off a hat trick against number-ten ranked Golden.  Great stuff Hayley!  Read more.

Rush Alum Called up to Women's National Team.
(5.7.07) Former Rush Player Marian Dalmy, whose sister Ashley plays on our U13 Nike team, has just been called up to the full Women's National Team!  Head Coach Greg Ryan recently named an 18 player roster for their upcoming clash against Mexico to be played in Foxboro, MA.  The US Women have moved up to FIFA's number one ranking in the world.  Congratulations to Marian and best of luck to her and our Women's National Team! Read more.

A Wonderful Week of Soccer.
(5.7.07) Rush Soccer sent six teams to a national tournament at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida over Easter week.  Many of the six teams were made up of Rush players from across the country.  Some of the teams included players from as many as eight different states.  Coaches from across the Rush Nation also came together to enhance the experience.  Some games had as many as a dozen coaches on the sideline supporting the Rush teams.  It was an awesome week which was highlighted by the U15 girls (13 of the 15 girls were from Colorado) who took the title as champion of the U15 division of the national event.  This group of girls represented themselves and Colorado Rush as well as Rush Soccer with absolute class and professionalism. Congrats to the 15's on a wonderful week of soccer!

Rush Alum shining Down Under!
(5.7.07) Congratulations to Mariko Strickland who was just recently called up to the Australian U20 Women's National Team Camp.  Mariko was a member of the Colorado Rush U19 2006 National Championship team.   Alen Stajic, the head coach of the Aussie U-20's, invited Mariko for April 18-22 for look.  If Mariko is selected, she will be participating in the 2008 U20 Women's World Championship in Peru.

"I am so excited, but do not want to look far past the tryouts," Mariko said when asked about the call up. "I know this a great opportunity and I want to do my best."

Mariko is from Hawaii and currently a sophomore at Long Beach State.  Good luck Mariko!!

Rush Alum Earns International CAP.
(5.7.07) Former Rush player, Brian Mullen (currently with MLS champion Houston Dynamo) earned his second CAP (Full National Team Appearances) last night as he entered the U.S. match against Guatemala in the 67th minute.  Where the result was a disappointing 0-0 draw, Mullen was rated 6 out of 10 which equaled the highest rating for an American player.  Read more

Check out Evenison Interview with Tim Schulz
(5.7.07) is a new website that our members will find very entertaining.  It is up to date with world soccer updates as well as domestic stories, video clips, cool pics and more.  Most recently is an interview with Rush president, Tim Schulz.  Read more.

For the youth player, enter to win an opportunity to interview Jonathan Bornstein from Chivas U.S.A.!  Read more.

Conor Casey to Join MLS after Long Stint in Bundesliga. 
(4-12-07) After competing with some of the best players in the world in the German Bundesliga while at Borussia Dortmund, Hannover 96 and Mainz, Conor Casey will return state side and bring his attacking talents to the MLS.  Well, almost state side, Casey is joining the newest addition to the MLS, Toronto FC of Canada.  Conor graduated from Rush in 2000 after leading the then U19 Rush Boys to nationals.  He attended the University of Portland and played for legendary coach Clive Charles before being signed by Borussia Dortmund, one of the biggest clubs in Germany.  Last year Conor was inducted into the Rush Hall of Fame.  Look out for Conor this coming season as he is sure to have an impact for his team and on the entire league!

Women's U-21 EPL News
(4.5.07) Rush players Jordan Angeli and Ameera Abdulla helped the U.S. Women's U-21 National Team to 3-0 record in England.  The 21's beat English Premier Sides: Blackburn, Everton and Leeds.  Read more.  

Scorpions Sting Competition in New Mexico.
(4.5.07) Congratulations to coach Don Delmonico and the U14 Girls Rush Scorpions for their recent success at the FC Classic tournament in New Mexico.  The Scorpions were solid defensively as they recorded four shut-out victories including a 1-0 win in the championship game.  Great job and keep up the good work!

College Advisory Meeting a Success! 
(3.21.07) The new regime of the Colorado Rush's College Advisory Program (C.A.P.) kicked off the reformed program with great success last night (Wednesday, March 14).  Steve Quinones, new C.A.P. Director, led a packed house of players and parents for an hour and fifteen minutes, highlighted by a panel discussion with University of Colorado head coach, Bill Hempen and three Rush players (Brittany Kerridge- junior verbally committed to USC, Jeb Brovsky- senior signed with Notre Dame and Galen Thompson- recent Stanford graduate).  For any questions about the C.A.P. program or last night's meeting, please contact Steve Quinones at 303-986-5200 x131 or via email

U21 Women's National Team takes on the EPL
(3.21.07) Rush alumnus Jordan Angeli is again playing with the U21 Women's National Team and will be traveling to England later this month.  While there the U21's will compete against three women's clubs from the English Premier League, Blackburn, Everton and Leeds.  Good luck to Jordan and the team!  Read more.

Soccer America ranks Rush in top 20 in the country...again! 
(3.21.07) The Colorado Rush boys have resurfaced as one of the nations best, capturing the 18th position, and the Colorado Rush girls have vaulted themselves all the way up to number six in the country!  Only two clubs in the country rank higher in both boys and girls.  Congrats to our players! See the full rankings by clicking on the links below.
Girls Rankings Boys Rankings

Ackerfield earns call up to U14/15 National Team
(3.14.07) McKenzie Ackerfelds, a member of our U15 Nike Girls team, has earned her third straight call up with the U14/15 National Team.  Following her performance this past summer at regional camp, Mackenzie (Kenz) was invited to her first national camp at Cal Poly Pomona.  This event was comprised of the top 25 players from each of the four regions.  She earned a re-call over Thanksgiving at an event in Florida and then in January spent a week at the Home Depot Center in LA. Different from her first experience at a national camp, this current event is made up of only the best of the best and is more formally a national pool made up of only 26 players (as opposed to the 100 players at camp number one).  Stay tuned for more news upcoming on Mackenzie and her national team endeavors and aspirations! In the mean time - good luck Kenz!

Rush Soccer plays Red Bull National League exhibition event.
(3.14.07) Colorado Rush is a charter member of the Red Bull NL 17.  This is a nation wide league comprised of arguably the top 16 clubs in the country.  The league is boys only, but recently in Atlanta, as an attempt to initiate the girls side of the league, an exhibition event was held in conjunction with the eastern region boys event.  Rush Soccer sent a team made up of girls born in 1990 and 1991.  Our team was made up of eight Colorado Rush girls (three U17 and five U16) and six Virginia Rush girls.  The team went 1-1-1 against some of the best teams in the country.  The Rush girls beat FC Delco of Pennsylvania 2-1, lost a tough match to Atlanta Fire 0-1 and tied (giving up a last second equalizer) CASL, state champs from North Carolina.  It was an awesome event and the Colorado players represented themselves with absolute class.  Following is a list of the Colorado players in attendance: Krissy Tribbett, Katie Martinez, Christine Clark, Quinn Krier, Stephanie Rowe, Britni Carroll, Arianne Heaton and Sarah Schmeda.


Rush hires Steve Quinones as Director of Goalkeeping!
(3.14.07) One month after securing the full time services of former national team player and Colorado Rapids assistant coach Steve Trittschuh as Director of Coaching Academy, Rush has hired on yet another full time coaching position and is proud to announce the newest, Steve Quinones, to the Rush family.  Steve Quinones, or 'Q', is currently also serving as the goalkeeping coach for the U17 Women's National Team and also works directly with all the goalkeepers and their coaches on the women's youth national teams.  A former professional goalkeeper himself, Q has experienced success as a player and a coach at all levels.  Q has coaching experience in club soccer, ODP, National Teams as well as the college level (both men's and women's).  His last college position was as head coach of the University of Southern Maine Women. These experiences will help Q be a tremendous fit for our College Advisory Program which he will be overseeing.  Q is also a United States Soccer Federation instructor.  His first official day with Rush is March 1.  Welcome Steve Quinones!

New Mexico Goal-fest.
(2.23.07) The BU16 Nike team finished first in Albuquerque this past weekend, February 10-11.  The team played four games for a 3-0-1 record.  The Nike team scored 21 goals and only conceded one.  Considering the poor training conditions in Colorado, the boys strung many sequences of passes together and scored some impressive goals.  This next 18 months the players and club will make a focused effort on attracting the college coaches attention. Great job BU16 Nike!


Front Row, from left to right: Morgan Sacco, Kory Spencer, Eric Lengerich, Corey Schulz, Nick Brant, Chris Reagan.  Back Row, from left to right: Jordan Quintana, Ben Soumah, Sean McClaren, Roberto Perez, Paulo DelPiccolo, Brent Nkomo, Kevin Flavin. (Not pictured:  Billy LaGreca, Zander Dietz, Ian Murray)

CYS Awards Honor Two Rush Teams.
(2.23.07) Recently, Colorado Youth Soccer held its first annual 2006-2007 Awards Ceremony in which two very talented Colorado Rush teams were recognized for their outstanding success while representing Colorado Youth Soccer.  The U19 Girls Nike team received the Wall of Champions award for their National Championship victory in 2006.  The Colorado Rush Girls 3-time National Champions were inducted into the CYS Hall of Fame for their back to back to back National Championships from 1999-2001.  Congratulations to all of these very special players!

Sportswomen of Colorado Awards Announced.
(2.13.07) Congratulations to Danielle Foxhoven of our U17 Nike team for being named one of the Sportswomen of Colorado.  Sportswomen of Colorado, Inc. will pay tribute to Colorado's outstanding female athletes and to persons who have contributed to girls and women's athletics at its 33rd Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, March 11th, 2007 at the Marriott Tech Center.  Click here for a complete list of award winners.

Rush Signs Former National Team Player and Colorado Rapids Coach as Director of Coaching!
(2.13.07) We are very pleased to announce the newest addition to the Colorado Rush coaching staff.  Steve Trittschuh has recently ended his tenure with the Colorado Rapids and has signed on as a director with the Colorado Rush.  Steve brings both professional and national team experience with him to the Rush as well as World Cup experience.  Steve will serve Director of Coaching-Academy and will take over some important programs including Coaching Education and the College Advisory Program.  Consistent with Rush tradition of hiring on quality coaches and nationally recognized personalities, Steve is a welcomed addition to both Colorado Rush and the Rush Soccer organization.  Be on the look out for a feature article to learn more about Steve Trittschuh.  For now, please help us welcome Steve to the Rush family!

Congratulations Ameera Abdullah!! 
(2.05.07) Ameera has been selected on the U21 Women's National Team Pool.  This team is will be training to compete this summer for the Nordic Cup and also serve as a feeding pool to the Women's National Team.  Ameera has been invited to a U21 camp later this month where she will train with the top players in the country. 

Ameera, a University of Florida sophomore, was announced as a All-America third-team selection by  She was also named to the 2006 All-Southeastern Conference first team and also earned spots on the SEC All-Tournament team. During the 2006 season, Abdullah ranked second among the Gators with 11 goals, 24 points and four game-winning goals. During the course of the season, Abdullah was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week in consecutive weeks in October. The midfielder was honored during the 2006 season as a selection to the National Team of the Week. This is the second All-America honor for Abdullah this season. Earlier this month, Abdullah was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America third team. 

Ameera played an important role on the U19 National Championship this past summer with the Rush.  "I knew we were going to do it because of how competitive we all were "it was good to win a national championship."  She goes on to add "the team had great chemistry and it was great to be apart of it."  Good luck Ameera!"

Jordan Angeli called to U21 National Team
(2.05.07) Congratulations are also well deserved for Jordan Angeli who after a long stint with the national team including the U20 World Cup Championships, has also been called up for the U21 National Team.  Read more on Jordan by going into the 'Archives' button and clicking on National Team news.  Good job again Jordan!!

Foxhoven scores first international goal
(2.05.07) Danielle Foxhoven scored her first international goal in a 4-1 victory over Argentina's U20 National Team.  The US 17's spent the last week and a half in Argentina playing both club and country.  In addition to the victory over the 20's, our 17's also played Argentina's Full National Team losing by the slim margin of 2-1.  Read more.

Rush Goalkeeper Coach Brad Vik moves to Hawaii Rush!
(2.02.07) Congratulations to Brad Vik who has accepted a full time position with the Hawaii Rush Soccer Club.  Brad will be leaving for Hawaii on February 1, 2007.  The Colorado Rush wants to be the first to thank Brad for all his work and enthusiasm that he has given and shared with our players.  Hawaii is getting an excellent coach and a great person.  We are sad to see him go, but happy that he is staying within the Rush family.  For all you goalkeepers out there stay tuned as the new Goalkeeping Coach for the Colorado Rush will be named shortly!


MLS Edge Newsletter #3 
(12.19.06) Gatorade and MLS are happy to announce the 3rd Issue of MLS Edge a newsletter designed and published exclusively for Gatorade Elite Soccer Clubs.  This issue's highlights include MLS MVP Finalists, FC Dallas Player  Ramon Nunez and Gatorade Hydration Tips. Click on the image to the left to download the PDF newsletter. Happy reading! 

Rush Players well Represented on College All-Rookie Team 
(12.18.06) Four recent Colorado Rush Alumni were named to the Top Drawer Soccer Men's College All-Rookie Team.  The All-Rookie team is made up of the top freshman soccer players in the country.  David Martin (UNC Charlotte), Nick Cardenas (San Diego State), Evan Toft (San Diego State) and Collen Warner (Portland) were all named to this prestigious team.  Rush Soccer is proud of these boys and excited to have these players representing our club.

U17 Rush Nike Girls Five Time State Champs!
(12.18.06) Congratulations to the 89-90 Nike Girls on yet another state championship. Read more.

Suzie Sittko Earns National Team of the Week honors.
(12.18.06) Congratulations to Suzie Sittko, CO Rush U19 Nike player. Suzie earned National Team of the Week honors this week for netting two game winners for Davidson College.

NSCAA Honors Nick Cardenas.
(12.18.06) Nick Cardenas followed up his first call up to the U20 Men's National Team by being named NSCAA National Player of the Week for his stellar performances for San Diego State against sixth ranked California and Stanford. Congratulations Nick!

U15 Nike Player Enjoys Busy Winter of Soccer
(12.18.06) Zach Foxhoven from the Colorado Rush U15 Nike Boys Team recently took part in the interregional event in Orlando, FL.  This event puts the top players in the country, representing all four regions, against each other.  Each year an All Star team is selected based upon performance at the event and this year Zach was named to the 1992 US Youth Soccer Boys All Star Team.  Congratulations Zach!  Zach will also be in Bradenton, FL the week of December 4-10 participating as a member of the US National Team.  Good luck to Zach.

Congrats to Brian Mullen, former Rush player and member of MLS champion Houston Dynamo!
(11.10.06) U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named 29 players to the training camp roster that will begin workouts Jan. 4 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The list of players includes Brain Mullen, former Colorado Rush player.  The group will prepare for the USA's first match of 2007, a friendly against Denmark on Jan. 20 at The Home Depot Center.

David Martin earns Rookie of the Week...Again!
(11.10.06) Congratulations to David Martin, CO Rush U19 Goalkeeper/Captain, who was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for the second time this fall. Read more.

Rush Alums Light Up the Pac-10
(11.10.06) Three former Rush players were responsible for all three goals as Stanford defeated San Diego State in a September 22 Pac-10 clash. Galen Thompson and Evan Morgan each score as Stanford, despite Evan Toft's goal in the 70th minute, edged San Diego State 2-1. Read more.

Galen Thompson Named to NCAA Team of the Week
(11.10.06) After scoring two and assisting two, former Rush stand out Galen Thompson was named to the NCAA Men's Team of the Week and was named Pac-10 Player of the week as he led the Stanford Men to two impressive road wins versus Oregon State and #9 Washington. Read more.

Colorado Rush Joins Red Bull NL 17 League
(11.2.06) Colorado Rush is pleased to announce that it will join fifteen of the best soccer clubs in the country to form the Red Bull NL (National League) 17.  Unique to the typical tournaments and leagues that our country's best teams attend, the Technical Directors of some of the top clubs in the U.S. have joined forces to create a league that will be second to none.  In its inaugural year, the league will compete over three weekends at four different venues across the United States.  U.S. Soccer has put it's stamp of approval behind it and John Hackworth, head coach of our men's U17 National Team, played an integral role in the league's design.  This league will represent unbelievable opportunities for our players and will hopefully set the standard for league governing and development in our country.  Other charter members in the Red Bull NL 17 include: Dallas Texans (N-TX), CASL (NC), Chicago Magic (IL), Scott Gallagher (MO), Crossfire Premier (WA), Pateadores (SoCal), Irvine Strikers (SoCal), Solar (N-TX), Concorde Fire (AT), Chicago Sockers (IL), Nomads (SoCal), PDA (NJ), Atlanta United (GA), FC Delco (E-PA) and Arsenal FC (SoCal).

Colorado Rush Times Newsletter - Summer 2006 
(11.2.06) The Colorado Rush is pleased to issue our latest edition of the Rush Times, our quarterly newsletter dedicated to all things Colorado Rush. Click here (.pdf / 1.2MB) to download the Summer 2006 electronic edition featuring stories on the U19 Nike Girls national championship, our latest coaching staff addition, info on fall programs and much, much, more. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed making it. Go Rush! 

Nick Cardenas making noise for the U20 National Team 
(11.2.06) Cardenas in his first ever National Team appearance helps the US U-20's to a 5-1 victory over Haiti. Read more.

Nick Cardenas gets called up to the U20 National Team
(10.19.06) Nick is currently on our U19 Nike team.  Nick joined the Rush at U12 and has been in the Rush for seven years.  His passion to excel and become a great player was evident as he commuted from Longmont. "Nick deserves to be called into the U20's.  He has some special qualities and determination.  He was very competitive and had a great outlook on the game.  I am happy for him," says Mike Piserchio his current coach of the U19 Nike team.  Mike continues, "Nick came to play every game.  He is very strong in the air and intimidating in his 50/50 balls.  The National team will like him."

Nick is currently playing for San Diego State University as a freshman where he was awarded a substantial athletic scholarship.  Nick plays center back and is starting and playing consistently for SDSU. Towering 6'4", Nick is a dominant force in the air and has earned him the name 'Big Nick'. 

Erik Bushey, Technical Director of the Colorado Rush, "Big Nick has always wanted to play at the highest level.  He is a tough kid and certainly deserves it.  I am happy in some small way we helped in his success.  He is an example to our younger athletes what hard work can do!"

The Rush family are very happy for Nick and wish him all the best as the top players in the country meet at the next U20 National Team camp.

David Martin Earns Rookie of the Week
(10.11.06) Congratulations to David Martin, CO Rush U19 Goalkeeper/Captain, who was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week!  Read more.

Soccer for Physically Challenged Athletes
(9.20.06) Colorado Rush has partnered with The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), to run a soccer league for physically challenged kids in the Denver Metro area. The NSCD is working with US Paralympics, a branch of the USOC, to establish an infrastructure for the Paralympic Soccer National Team.  Eligible athletes are ambulatory with a physical challenge such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and stroke, however other disabilities are eligible.  More information can be found on or by calling or e-mailing Dana Schoenwetter, National Programs Supervisor of the NSCD at (303) 293-5318 or  

Obregon Making Noise in the NCAA. 
(9.19.06) Juan Obregon, a sophomore at Appalachian State and a former Rush player, is making a name for himself as one of our country's best Division I players as he leads Appalachian State to a perfect 5-0 start to the season. App State is currently one of only six schools to boast of such an awesome beginning. 
Read more.

Danielle Foxhoven recalled to U17 Women's National Team.
(9.12.06) Congratulations to Danielle Foxhoven who has been recalled to the U17 Women's National Team for their next event at the L.A. Home Depot Center at the end of September.

Brandon Bumpas called to U20 Men's National Team 
(9.12.06) Brandon Bumpas gets his first ever call up to U20 Men's National Team and will travel with the teto Busan, South Korea at the end of August.  Read more.

2006 U20 Women's World Cup News
(9.12.06) Rush alums Jordan Angeli and Sara Wagenfuhr help the U.S. U20 Women's National Team on their quest the World Cup.

Congratulations to Jordan, Sara, Tim and the rest of the U20 Women's National Team on their 4th place finish at the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Russia.

Tim Schulz's U20 Women's National Team sends a message loud and clear to the rest of the world with convincing 4-1 victory over defending champion and tournament favorite Germany.  The U.S. team will face China in the semi-finals with Brazil and North Korea in the other semi. Visit follow Tim and Rush alums Sara Wagenfuhr and Jordan Angeli on their quest to be world champions!.

Sara Wagenfuhr registers an assist as the U.S. qualifies for the quarter finals of U20 World Cup Championships in Russia.  Both Jordan Angeli and Sara are playing major roles as the U.S. continues it's run towards a World Championship.  The Americans will face France next to finish off group play after defeating Congo and Argentina. Visit for more info and complete results.

Jordan and Sarah are named to the final US Women's National team.  Read more.

Read an interview with Sara and Jordan on their national team experience!  Read more.

Jordan and Sara are off to Russia with a 3-2 win over Canada!!!  Read more.

Post game quotes from the finals.  Read more.

U.S. U-20's defeat Mexico in semi's and move on to CONCACAF Championship Game.  Read more.

Game two against Surinam 4-0.  Read more.

Game one against Jamaica 4-1.  Read more.

Rush Girls win USYS National Championship!
(8.21.06) Congratulations to the Colorado Rush U19 Girls Nike team, who captured the Ross Stewart Cup with a 3-2 victory over Eclipse Select (IL) to become USYS National Champions. Goals from Amanda Lathrop, Ameera Abdullah and Sarah Wagenfuhr were enough to withstand a late surge by Eclipse, earning Rush's thirteenth overall national championship. Congratulations to the players, families and coaches on their hard-earned and impressive run to the title.  Read more

Gatorade announces 2nd Edition of MLS Edge Newsletter 
(8.21.06) Gatorade and Major League Soccer have teamed up to produce "MLS Edge", a quarterly newsletter created exclusively for the Gatorade Elite Soccer Club program (of which the Colorado Rush is a proud member). Click on the logo to the left to check out exclusive content about GESC clubs, MLS news and sports performance information from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. Enjoy!  

Colorado Rush Names New Director of Goalkeeping
(8.21.06) The Colorado Rush is please to announce that Brad Vik has been named Director of Goalkeeping, effective immediately. Brad will replace Mark Dougherty, who recently began a new position as the goalkeeping coach for our women's national team and currently serves in an advisory role with the Rush. Brad brings a wealth of experience to our club and this position. His enthusiasm and coaching style make him one of the best in his field. Please help the club in welcoming Brad Vik, Director of Goalkeeping.

Summer Safety: US Soccer Announces Hydration Guidelines
(8.21.06) The U.S. Soccer Federation has issued new hydration guidelines to prevent dangerous heat illness in young players. The new first-of-its-kind study shows chronic dehydration is a significant issue among youth soccer players.

US Soccer Hydration Guidelines Press Release (.pfd)
US Soccer Hydration Guidelines (.pdf)

(7.14.06) Kate Russell from Silver Creek H.S. (4A) was named to the first team all-state.  Four Rush/Mullen H.S. Players also received awards from the Colorado State Soccer Coaches Association. Brooke Hickerson and Meredith Smith were named Honorable Mention All-State. Brittney MacDonald and Danielle Foxhoven were First Team All State selections. Danielle also received the elite honor of being named 5A Player of the Year. She also was named to the NSCAA All Region All American team. Congratulations girls!

USYS Far West (Region IV) Regionals
(7.6.06) Congratulations to the Colorado Rush U19 Girls Nike team, 2006 Far West Regional Champions. We wish you the best of luck as you march toward Nationals next month in Des Moines.. Congratulations also to Colorado Rush's two other Regionals teams and all of the other Rush teams who competed this past week in Boise, ID. Your successes are well earned! 

Click on the following links to see all of the results from the Far West Regionals: 
U17 BoysU18 BoysU19 GirlsOther Divisions

Colorado Rush to be represented at FIFA World Cup 2006.
(6.23.06) Congratulations to two Colorado Rush alumni, Conor Casey and Todd Dunivant, as they were recently named as alternates for Bruce Arena's World Cup squad that is heading to Germany to compete in this summer's FIFA World Cup. Good luck to the entire USA National Team! 

Official Pizza of the Colorado Rush
(6.7.06) Colorado Rush welcomes Domino's Pizza as our newest club sponsor. Read more

Barcelona named to ODP coaching post
(6.7.08) Rush DOC to serve as U14 Girls Regional Team Assistant Coach for USYS Region IV ODP. Read more.

Rush Team Night at the Rapids.
(5.31.06) Thanks to all of the teams and families that participated in this spring's Rush Team Night at the Rapids. Over 500 players, parents, coaches and friends attending the Rapids game vs. DC United, where fine weather, an exciting match and a Rapids victory were enjoyed by all. The Rush would also like to thank Rapids Assistant Coach Steve Trittschuh for the excellent presentation on tactics and strategies planned for the DC United game delivered to over twenty-five Rush coaches earlier in the week. We hope everyone that attended the game and the coaching seminar found them to be excellent learning and social events. We look forward to our next team night later this fall. 

Gatorade introduces MLS Edge Newsletter 
(5.9.06) Gatorade and Major League Soccer have teamed up to produce "MLS Edge", a quarterly newsletter created exclusively for the Gatorade Elite Soccer Club program (of which the Colorado Rush is a proud member). Click on the logo to the left to check out exclusive content about GESC clubs, MLS news and sports performance information from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. Enjoy!  

US Club Soccer Club Championships Awards and Technical Report
(5.9.06) The inaugural US Club Soccer Club Championships held April 12th -16th at Disneyworld Florida saw mixed fortunes for Rush Soccer, but the overriding success was the coming together of players from Rush Clubs across the country, a great experience and a demonstration of the camaraderie that comes from being part of Rush Soccer. Read more.

Rush Alum Notches Two Assists for USA; Extends MLS Contract.
(5.9.06) Former Rush player Todd Dunivant started, played the full 90 minutes and registered two assists for the Men's National Team on Sunday afternoon at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Todd's performance against Norway was stellar. With his solid defensive play, and his ability to attack from the back, Todd has positioned himself as a strong candidate to make the World Cup roster with the USA team that will travel to Germany this summer for the FIFA 2006 World Cup. Congratulations to Todd for his outstanding play, the Rush is very proud of you. Outside of his success with Team USA, Dunivant has also has earned a contract extension with the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy, which announced that they have signed Todd to a multi-year contract extension to stay with the MLS Champions. Congratulations to Todd, the Rush is very proud of you.

Soccer: Your Game for Life!
(4.10.06) 70-Years-Young Mario Del Piccolo backstops the "Three Generations Team" and reminisces on the growth of soccer in Colorado.  Read More.

Colorado Rush is teaming up with the National Sports Center for the Disabled!
(4.10.06) Colorado Rush and three other local clubs are forming a league for physically challenged kids in the Denver area. Read more.

(3.21.06) the U10 Girls Rush Fusion 96, winners of the FC Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Great work, girls!

(Rush Fusion, pictured from left to right / Back Row: Coach Bob Turgeon, Raina Cazier Wilson, Ashley Mages, Kelly Cline, Arieana Thompson, Asst. Coach Mark Hendon; Middle Row: Vanessa Gonzalez, Taylor Dugdale, Taylor Terrell, Rebecca Rasmussen, Maegan Harris, Sara McCloskey, Rachel Sarconi; Front Row: Lindsey Hendon, Catherine Arneson)

Two Rush U16 Players
(3.21.06) Two Rush U16 players have been called to participate in the Olympic Development Program's Developmental Camp in Houston. Danielle Foxhoven and Brittany Kerridge, from the Rush girls U16 Nike team, will compete at the Developmental Camp sponsored by the Olympic Development Program.  The Colorado Rush would like to extend very best wishes and congratulations to our Rush players.  We are all very proud of you. 

MLS SuperDraft sends Rush alum to LA Galaxy
(3.21.06) Former Colorado Rush standout and NC State men's soccer player Aaron King was selected by the L.A. Galaxy in the fourth round of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft held in Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. King was a three-time first-team All-ACC selection from 2003-05, and was named a second-team All-American this past season. King became only the second player in school history to lead the Pack in goals and points all four seasons, and finished his career with 44 goals (fourth in school history) and 103 points (seventh all-time).  King is the first Pack player selected in the MLS SuperDraft since Shaker Asad was chosen by the New England Revolution in the third round in 2000.

Rush U-18 Nike player J.T. Howlan to MLS
(3.21.06) J.T. Howlan of the U18 Boys Nike team has been invited to join the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, for the start of training camp for the 2006 season. The current MLS champions have invited J.T to join the training camp without having to participate in the MLS player's combine, the national showcase event for those college players hoping to be drafted this year. J.T has committed to play college soccer for the University of San Diego, and will now use this option as plan B. Coach Steve Rammell, formerly of St. Mary's College of Moraga, California has since taken the assistants job with the L.A. Galaxy. Coach Rammell was the Region IV coach in which J.T. has been a member of, and has been one of the many coaches to recognize J.T.'s exceptional talents. Coach Rammell thinks so highly of J.T. that he has asked him to join the Galaxy for the pre-season, in hopes of making the final roster for the 2006 campaign to repeat as MLS Champions. Congratulations to J.T. Howlan, the Rush is very proud of you.

Rush Enjoys Success on National Stage 
(3.1.06) Rush Soccer was well represented at the Disney Soccer Showcase from December 27 - January 2 in Orlando, FL.  Colorado Rush sent seven teams (Alaska Rush was also represented with their U16 girls) and brought home THREE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES!  The U17 Boys beat the best teams in our country and by winning back to back Disney Championships (a first for Colorado Rush!) have solidified their position amongst the elite of the elite. The U18 Boys were also crowned champions as they dominated the field and played some of the best soccer that was seen at the prestigous tournament.  In the second week of the event, it was the U18 girls who stole the show with a string of excellent performances.  Unique to the 18 girls was the fact that four different Rush Clubs were represented (CO, AZ, VA and TX).  Congratulations to all the teams who competed and specifically to the champions! 

To view Disney results, please click here.
To view a technical report of the U18 girls, please click here.

Colorado Rush Alum Gets the Call 
(3.1.06) Former Rush player, and now MLS standout with the Champion LA Galaxy, Todd Dunivant has been selected to the United States National Team. Bruce Arena has named Todd to the training camp roster for the upcoming World Cup preperation games to be played at the end of January. Congratulations to Todd Dunivant, the Colorado Rush is very proud of you.

Rush Players to National Team 
(1.23.06) Two Rush alumni have been named to the United States Women's Under 20 National Team to compete in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualification Tournament in Mexico January 16 through the 31 st . Sarah Wagenfuhr who plays collegiate soccer at Florida State and Jordan Angeli, who plays at Santa Clara, were named to the 20 player roster. These two former Rush products will compete with the U-20 National team in an effort to qualify for next year's Women's U-20 World Cup in Russia. The Rush would like to wish the best of luck to Sarah and Jordan and the rest of the U.S. Team. The Rush is very proud of you.

As a footnote to this wonderful news, there will be a follow up report posted after the qualifying tournament has concluded. Our Rush players will report on their experiences prior to, during, and after the competition in Mexico. Due to the short time period between the appointments of our Rush players and the actual qualifying tournament, time does not allow for a comprehensive story to be published. Look for this exciting report sometime early February.


Congratulations to Evan Toft and Brandon Bumpas...
(1.13.06) ...for their recognition of being two of our countries best soccer players.  No surprise as both have achieved national team honors this past year.  Now they can add 2005 NSCAA/adidas Boys Youth All-America Team to their list of accolades.

(1.13.06) Many people say three is a crowd, however when you put these three top soccer players on the same team you have an explosion of talent and skill that is unstoppable. These three Rush soccer players have put Florida State University on the map for soccer, putting them in the top four at this time. Read more.

MLS Alumni Update 
(1.13.06) James Riley and David Wagenfuhr, two Rush alumni, are making their way in Major League Soccer.  Read more.

MLS Playoff Rosters Stacked with Rush Players
(1.13.06) Congratulations to our Rush players playing in the MLS.  Five players and their respective teams reached the playoffs this season.  James Riley in New England will play in the Conference Final this weekend, as will Todd Dunivant who plays for Los Angeles.  Mark Lisi and the Metrostars lost their second leg of the playoffs, eliminating them from post season play. Brian Mullen and the San Jose Earthquakes lost to the Galaxy on a 4-2 aggregate score.  David Wagenfuhr and F.C. Dallas lost in a penalty kick tiebreaker ending their hopes of a Championship run. Good luck to James Riley and Todd Dunivant this weekend. 

2005 Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado Boys Soccer Team 
(1.13.06) The 11-Man 2005 Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado boys soccer team consisted of five Colorado Rush players.  Congratulations to Ryan Aweida, Nick Cardenas, Collen Warner, Grant Campbell and Evan Toft.  The latter four players along with Jeremy Howlan were also recognized as Class 5A All-State Players.  Ryan Aweida, also 4A Player of the Year, was joined on the Class 4A All-State team by Mitch Lobdell.  And finally, Skyler Patrick was Class 3A All-State and 3A Player of the Year.  Honorable Mention awards were given to Jeb Brovsky, Morgan Maestas, David Martin, Joe Eubanks and Tyler Hambrick.  Again, congratulations to all these players for a great high school season and this wonderful recognition.  The Rush is proud of all these boys! For a complete list of All-State players and a picture of the All-Colorado team. Read more.

Zack Foxhoven:  Potential, Practice and Patience Pave the Way. 
(12.17.05) On any given Saturday, as well as most days of the week, soccer players of all ages and abilities dot the local landscape.  The Colorado Rush Soccer Club fields are brimming with excitement and enthusiasm.  Most of these youth players believe soccer is the greatest sport ever; however, some are just passing through while others will stay and play.  Read more.

US Club Regional Champions 2005
(12.17.05) The Colorado Rush U17 Boys Nike are making news. Read more

National Honors for Rush Alums
(12.17.05) Two members of last year's Rush U19 Women's Regional Champions were recently awarded national recognition for their academic achievements.  Amanda Wing of Louisiana Monroe was selected ESPN the Magazines Academic All American First Team All-District 6 and Jordan Angeli of Santa Clara was Second Team All-District 8.  Read more.

Two Rush Women Excel in NCAA
(11.16.05) Two former Rush players are making news at one of the top women's college soccer programs in the country.  Jordan Angeli and Marian Dalmy tell part of their story of how growing up playing together has led to success on the national stage with Santa Clara.  Read more

Congratulations to the Rush 12 Nike Girls...another first for the Colorado Rush! 
(11.10.05) The San Diego Surf Cup is one of the elite tournaments in our country, if not THE elite tournament in our country.  In all the years the Rush has been collecting honors and trophies, there has been one championship that has eluded us…the Surf Cup.  Well, no more.  As of August 1, 2005 the Rush can now add a Surf Championship to their trophy case, and we have the U12 Nike Girls to thank for it.  This young team, small in stature but large in talent and heart, proved against the best competition in the country that they are a force to be reckoned with and will continue to be one for a long time to come.  Congratulations to the Rush U12 Nike Girls for this awesome accomplishment.

Colorado Rush is pleased to announce Wes Hart as latest Director of Coaching
(11.10.05) Current MLS player for the San Jose Earthquake and voted by the fans of Colorado as Colorado Rapids Team of the Decade (second team), Wes Hart will be making the move from full time soccer player to full time soccer coach and take over the responsibilities as DOC Youth Boys as of August 1.

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