Colorado Rapids U-23

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Colorado Rapids U-23
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Full name Colorado Rapids U-23
Nickname(s) Rapids
Founded 2000
Dissolved 2008
Stadium Pleasant View Field
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Argentina Rodrigo García
Manager United States Peter Ambrose
League USL Premier Development League
2008 2nd, Heartland Division
Playoff Divisional Round
Original Boulder Nova logo

Colorado Rapids U–23 was an American soccer team based in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Founded in 2000 as part of the development system for the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer franchise, the team played in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, until 2008, when the franchise folded and the team left the league.

The team played its home games at Pleasant View Field. The team's colors were claret, baby blue and white.

Players[edit]

Final squad[edit]

vs. Thunder Bay Chill, 22 July 2008 [1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Sean Moloney
2 United States DF Tyler Ruthven
3 United States MF Jacob Schmoker
4 United States MF Daniel Tresslar
5 United States MF James Nummy
6 United States MF Brad Stisser
8 Japan DF Masaki Hemmi
9 United States FW J.T. Howlan
No. Position Player
12 United States DF Michael Lind
14 United States MF Collen Warner
15 United States MF Zach Prince
16 United States DF Brandon Tucker
17 United States DF Nicholas Cardenas
18 United States MF Sterling Copeland
20 United States FW Miguel Valles
22 England FW Samuel Charles

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2000 4 USL PDL 3rd, Rocky Mountain Did not qualify Did not qualify
2001 4 USL PDL 2nd, Rocky Mountain Conference Finals Did not qualify
2002 4 USL PDL 2nd, Heartland National Final Did not qualify
2003 4 USL PDL 4th, Heartland Did not qualify Did not qualify
2004 4 USL PDL 2nd, Heartland National Final 3rd Round
2005 4 USL PDL 1st, Heartland Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 1st, Heartland Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 5th, Heartland Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 2nd, Heartland Divisional Round Did not qualify

Honors[edit]

  • USL PDL Heartland Division Champions 2006
  • USL PDL Heartland Division Champions 2005
  • USL PDL Central Conference Champions 2004
  • USL PDL Central Conference Champions 2002

Coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Rapids' final stadium, Pleasant View Field

Average Attendance[edit]

  • 2008: 206
  • 2007: 242
  • 2006: 603
  • 2005: 667 (9th highest in PDL)

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