David Kramer returns to the Rapids for a fourth season having joined the Colorado technical staff in June 2008.
Under his direction, the Rapids have improved each season in goals allowed and goalkeepers Matt Pickens (U.S.) and Steward Ceus (Haiti) have flourished earning National Team call-ups. In 2010, Pickens recorded career-highs in games played, wins and goals against average as well as registering two postseason shutouts during the Rapids 2010 MLS Cup championship run, tying the Rapids single-season playoff record.
Throughout his seven-year MLS career with Los Angeles, San Jose, and Colorado, he appeared in 106 matches, with 98 starts, and posted 15 shutouts. Kramer played in 42 games for the Rapids from 2000-2002, including eight playoff matches.
Kramer’s professional career began with the Monterey Bay Jaguars in 1995, helping team to USISL Western Division championship. He also played with the Colorado Foxes of the A-League in 1997.
The USSF “A” license holder earned his degree in industrial technology at Fresno State, where he played nearly every minute of four-year career. Kramer earned first-team All-America honors in 1994 and was also named the National Goalkeeper of the Year. A four-time all-conference and two-time All-Far West selection, he led the Bulldogs to a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship in 1994 and set a school record with a 0.46 goals against average.
A Cupertino, California native, David and his wife Jennifer have two children, son Cullen and daughter Finley.