I’m lucky to cover the Rapids again in 2014, this year through the Colorado Soccer Association (CSA.Weebly.com and CSA.Youth.org). By attending practices and interviewing players, trainers, and coaches, I hope to uncover interesting gems about the craft of soccer. For games, I’ll compile player ratings for both teams, and I hope they’ll let me slip in a few palindromes, drawings, and other reports. Now in my 47th year studying, living, and breathing soccer, I still hear myself asking out loud, “How did he do that?” and “How are they doing that?”

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