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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team advances
La Voz Photo by Daryl Padilla

By Brandon Rivera

Last week we waited for the match between the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and France, Friday came and one of the most anticipated games of the Women’s World Cup took center stage. The Americans took the lead off of a free kick awarded to team Captain Megan Rapinoe. Rapinoe would add yet another goal after Tobin Heath passed the ball across the top of the box which rolled passed Alex Morgan and her defender and into the path of Rapinoe who was able to slot her shot into the back of the net. France bounced back a couple minutes later to add their only goal of the game.

The U.S. Women’s team advanced to the semi-finals to faced England on Tuesday and beat England 2-1 in a hard fought match which sent the Americans on to the Final round to face the winner of the Netherlands and Sweden.

The Colorado Rapids are a whole new team it seems and their win over the Conference leading L.A. FC on Friday put them back on top of the Sporting Kansas City at number 11 in the Western Conference. While the Rapids are unlikely to press the top half of the Western Conference for a top spot, they still have enough games left to move to the middle of the pack. The Rapids are currently 18 points behind the leading L.A. FC, and six behind the San Jose Earthquakes.

In other sports the Colorado Rockies split a four-game series with the division-leading L.A. Dodgers over the weekend at Coors Field. The Rockies were hoping to gain redemption after the Dodgers swept Colorado last weekend in L.A. Colorado fell one game short of sweeping the San Francisco Giants last week but still took the series with wins in games one and three.

The Colorado Rockies have a two-game series at home with the Houston Astros this week before heading to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks for three-games.

While other NBA teams were pressing free agents at the start of the NBA free Agency, the Denver Nuggets secured Jamal Murray after Murray and the Nuggets agreed to a five-year-deal worth $170 million. Murray is now the top paid Nugget over Nikola Jokic. The Denver Nuggets have one of the youngest teams in the NBA and while most NBA teams have been pursuing a star-studded free agency, the Nuggets do what they do best, pay their own players.

The Denver Broncos are geared up and ready for the start of training camp, and fans are excited to catch a glimpse of the new coaching staff and the changes they bring to the Mile High City. The Broncos have brought some unquestionable talent to the organization after signing free agents, Joe Flacco, Bryce Callahan and Kareem Jackson all while adding rookies Noah Fant, Dalton Risner, Dre’Mont Jones and Drew Lock from the draft. Some fans maybe hesitant to get excited about this season but it’s almost hard not to with all the new talent that has come to the Mile High.





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