2018 Father's Day | Colorado Rapids | June 17, 2018 -

For Rapids players, when they step off the field and through their front door, there's always a smiling face after the game, no matter the result.


We sat down with a few of the dads on the team and asked them what being a father means to them.



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Micheal Azira


Father of: Gabriel and Noa-Grace Azira
What does being a father mean to you? Being a dad means there is more to life than just playing soccer. It gives me a different purpose in life.
Favorite memory as a father: My favorite memory is when they were born.
Advice for your children: My advice would to always be honest and be yourself in everything that you do.
Favorite dad joke: What happens when a frog parks illegally? It's toad.




Nana Boateng


Father of: Bayanah Stjerna Boateng (Four months & three weeks old)
What does being a father mean to you? Being a dad means a whole lot to me. It gives me joy, motivates me to work hard and teaches me to be more responsible.
Favorite memory as a father: My favorite memory was when I helped my wife deliver our child, with help from the midwife. It was my best memory to date.
Advice for your daughter: I would tell her to follow her dreams, be herself and treat everyone equally 
Favorite dad joke: What do u call a pig that does karate? Porkchop.



Johan Blomberg


Father of: Alina Blomberg (Two years old) & Dante Blomberg (Eight months old)
What does being a father mean to you? It means a lot. It's the best in life, your kids. It means more than everything.
Favorite memory as a father: Their births were a pretty big memory, obviously. Also every time they've been out to the pitch after we win games.
Advice for your children: Believe in yourself. Always enjoy life and be happy.
Favorite dad joke: It's not a dad joke, but I like to tickle them. Both of them are really ticklish so it's a lot of fun. I also like to scare them



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Enzo Martinez


Father of: Ariana Martinez (5 years old)
What does being a father mean to you? Being a dad is the best thing that could happen to me. You have someone that depends on you every day and you know that each decision you make impacts more than just yourself.
Favorite memory as a father: My favorite thing is coming home from being away and I’m always received with a huge smile and hug.
Advice for your daughter: If I could give her any advice is to always be happy, to always make decisions based on what will make her heart happy and nothing else.
Favorite dad joke: Not a joke but I love to point at her shirt and say what is that and once she looks move my finger up and hit her in the nose. Not a joke but feel like a dad thing to do.