Colorado Springs Switchbacks Super Thread

Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by Srodgers, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Srodgers

    Srodgers New Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    What do you guys make of this team? Think they have a chance to be successful?
     
  2. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    NKY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Country:
    United States
    I hope to go to a match or two...
     
  3. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    Scotland
    Entirely dependent on what their scarves look like.;)
     
  4. Alagroth

    Alagroth Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Melbourne OZ
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
  5. Alagroth

    Alagroth Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Melbourne OZ
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
  6. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    I voted for Pikes Peak Rangers FC. Ironically I'm in CS this week but leave before Friday's announcement.
     
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  7. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Country:
    United States
    Not from the area, but I liked CS Rangers FC. I thought the Rapids were supposed to be in on this and was looking for CS Rapids.
     
  8. Polemarch

    Polemarch Member

    Apr 27, 2013
    Sacramento, California
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Kinda disappointed none of the names are Air Force references but still good choice in names.
     
  9. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
  10. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Country:
    United States
  11. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
  12. Bisquick_in_da_MGM

    Jul 26, 2013
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Believe me Switchbacks isn't the worst name out there. The minor league baseball team around me are the Biscuits.
     
  13. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    OT Formerly the Orlando Rays.
     
  14. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Country:
    United States
  15. 30King

    30King Member+

    Jul 22, 2013
    Rocklin, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    There's an NBA team named the "Pelicans", if you haven't heard. And an MLB team named the "Bluejays". Nothing intimidates an opposing team like the "Bluejays". Bird of prey (if you're a grasshopper)
     
  16. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Country:
    United States
    Switchbacks seems too close to switchblades.
     
  17. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Country:
    United States
    there was a team called the Macon Whoopee that played in the ECHL

    Don't mind the Switchbacks will be interesting to see how they develop the logo.
     
  18. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
  19. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    That's coincidence, not irony.
     
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  20. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    NKY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Country:
    United States
    Not a fan of the team name. Oh well, I'll still go watch a game or two there when/if I can.
     
  21. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Country:
    United States
    It should be noted that, as lined, Sand Creek Stadium's field is 121x81 yards. Easily the biggest-lined soccer field in this country.

    Take into account that CS is higher than Denver by over 700 feet...

    Hopefully they work on Sand Creek. There's plenty of room to build a decent minor-league stadium right where they are.
     
  22. FlipsLikeAPancake

    Jul 6, 2010
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    From a reddit AMA with Rapids President Tim Hinchey:

    Question: What can you say about the USL-Pro team in CO Springs? Can we expect an announcement regarding teaming up with them in the near future?
    Answer: We will not be partnering that USL team.
     
  23. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Country:
    United States
    I wouldn't expect an answer on a partner for teams that don't already have USL Pro partners until much closer to next season.
     
  24. FlipsLikeAPancake

    Jul 6, 2010
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Country:
    United States
    Indeed. Which is why I expected to read a non-answer like "We are exploring all our options for next year, but for now we're staying in the reserve league, blah blah." Instead they said they will not be partners with them. So it sure sounds like they aren't interested.
     
  25. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    Sounded pretty Shermanesque to me, too.

    Maybe they're just playing hard to get. Because it's kind of hard to imagine the Rapids' front office looking down their noses at someone who may or may not have their shit together, isn't it?
     

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