Colorado Storm is one of the oldest and most storied clubs in the State of Colorado. Dating back to the club's inception in 1967, Colorado Storm has always been one of the elite clubs at the local, regional and national levels. Storm provides top level for both the boys and girls programs ages 4-18. We are proud members of the ECNL (Girls), WCDA (Boys) & NPL (Boys).
Storm has a history of competing at the highest of levels. Storm, known at the time as Northglenn Thunder, is the only club in the state to have won a Boys National Championship.
In the past year, we've won numerous State Cup Championships and continue to challenge for national championships. In 2013 Storm had 2 teams advance to the ECNL National Championships and finish in the nation's top 8. Additionally, Storm had 2 teams advance to the 2013 NPL National Championships with the U13 Girls Copa team coming away as the National Champion.
Regardless of the age or skill level of your child, Storm has the right program for your child. With over 100 nationally certified coaches and 7,000 players across the state, Storm's goal is to be the club of choice in Colorado.
Congratulations to former Storm player Tesho Akindele who was selected 6th overall by FC Dallas in the 2014 MLS draft. Akindele has had a fine college career at Colorado School of Mines where he has received numerous accolades such as RMAC Player of the Year, NSCAA Second Team All-American and now holds the RMAC career goal scoring record. To read more, check out this great article about Akindele and his rise leading up to the MLS Draft. Read Article Here
TopDrawerSoccer wrote a great piece about Storm's U15 Girls ECNL team who handed West Coast FC their first loss of the year this past weekend.
Colorado Storm U15 2-1 West Coast FC
A goal and an assistant from Elizabeth Geraghty was enough for Colorado Storm to defeat West Coast FC in the opening game on Sunday from Field No. 5. The youth national team forward scored the opener in the first half when Aimee Thorstensen released her in on goal with a well-timed pass. The striker curled her shot around the keeper for the first goal of the game.
With West Coast FC pushing for an equalizer in the second half, Storm caught them on the counter-attack. Geraghty linked up with Cameron Bell who slipped her shot under the keeper and into the net to double the lead.
West Coast kept hammering the Storm goal though in hope of getting on the board and pushing for a draw. Center back Marissa Cordero found the goal for West Coast when she knocked a corner kick into the empty net after Storm goalkeeper Caitlin McPherson was caught in the traffic in front of the goal.
With only a few minutes remaining, West Coast kept pushing for the game-tying goal, but McPherson came up a couple of saves to hold onto the lead and see out the three points against the talented team from Southern California.
The loss was the first of the season for West Coast FC and only the second time that the squad had conceded more than one goal in a game.
TopDrawerSoccer wrote a great piece about last weekend's National ECNL Event and picked out 3 Storm player's as standout performers. Read the article below.
GK Caitlin McPherson, Colorado Storm – McPherson rose to the occasion late in the game against West Coast FC with a couple of highlight worthy saves. Throughout the game, McPherson was quick off her line to snuff out any pass over the top, but she was also very sound in her positioning to cut off the angle for the attackers when they managed to break through the defense.
D Taylor Parker, Colorado Storm – Parker faced a tough matchup on Sunday as the West Coast attack was dynamic and skillful. The center back was up for the challenge though as she read the game well and showed off some very impressive speed in keeping pace with the West Coast attack at every turn. She also had a knack for making the right pass, as she linked up well with the midfield to help build the attack from the back.
F Elizabeth Geraghty, Colorado Storm – Geraghty scores goals for fun in the ECNL, as she is one of the top scorers in the U15 age group this season with 18 goals in 20 games. She is very active in the attack on Sunday with most of the moves forward going through her feet. She was pretty efficient as well as she only had a couple of chances in the attack and converted one into a goal.
M Eva Buechler, San Diego Surf – Buechler was the outside back in the first half and the defensive midfielder in the second half, which showed off her quality and importance to the squad. She had a couple of great runs forward in the first half as she proved to be really difficult to knock off the ball. In the second half, she was the calming presence that Surf needed in the middle of the field to see out the result.
M Emma Clark, San Diego Surf – Like Buechler, Clark filled a couple of roles during the game on Sunday and did it exceptionally well. She was a midfielder in the first half and then a center back in the second half. She was good in the air against taller attackers from SLSG, and really smooth with the ball on her feet to keep the possession moving for Surf.
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