Football is in full swing, no not that football. Last Wednesday the CONCACAF held the Gold Cup soccer match between Mexico and Canada at Mile High Stadium in Denver. The Stadium filled with enthusiastic fans for both Mexico and Canada made for a pretty electrifying night in the Mile High. Mexican flags and Canadian flags were flying all night as two of the worlds top teams battled. Mexico beat Canada 3-1.
The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team continued their dominant play last week beating Chile 3 nil last Sunday before their 2 nil win over Sweden on Thursday. The U.S. seemed unstoppable until Monday morning when the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team took on Spain in Round 16 of the Women’s World Cup. The Americans scored first on a penalty goal from Megan Rapinoe who scored the only two goals by the U.S. Spain’s Jennifer Hermoso scored Spain’s only goal however it was enough to put significant pressure on the U.S., which was a far cry from their typical domination.
Late in the match, Spain was called for a contact when Virginia Torrecilla’s leg appeared to have made contact with Rose Levelle in front of the net resulting in a free kick. While the referee reviewed the replay, the U.S. Women’s Team huddled and decided to give the free kick to Megan Rapinoe. Megan lined up and delivered a rolling kick to the left of the net, giving the U.S. the lead and the win.
The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team advances to the quarterfinals to face the host of the Women’s Cup, France, a game many have anticipated since the start. While France hopes to become the first nation to host and win the Women’s World Cup, the U.S. looks to defend their title in what many are expecting to be one of the best games of the Cup.
The Colorado Rapids played the Vancouver White Caps FC on Saturday in Vancouver. In Colorado previous match with Vancouver, the Rapids lost 3-2 back on May 3. This Saturday they fought for redemption but only settled for a 2-2 tie which put them back into last place in the Western Conference. The Rapids will be in L.A. this Friday to take on the L.A. FC in hopes to gain their footing, and climb out of last place.
In other sports the Colorado Rockies lost three straight to the division-leading L.A. Dodgers with wins by walk-off’s in all three games. While this certainly isn’t the end of Colorado’s season, the losses are difficult ones to accept when the Rockies had ample opportunity to move closer to the top of the division.
The Colorado Rockies continue their road trip on the West Coast with the San Francisco Giants for a three-game series that ends Wednesday. Colorado returns to the Mile High on Thursday in hopes of redemption, as they host the L.A. Dodgers in a four-game series.