Rapids Academy Enjoys Remarkable Weekend

This weekend, the Rapids Academy was in action in the U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-19 age groups, and the teams saw massive success across the board. The club scored 53 goals across 10 games, going undefeated on the weekend. The results were headlined by Cain Castellon, who had a hat trick in the U-16s 10-1 victory over RISE SC, and Leonardo Soltero, who also had scored three goals in the U-13's 7-1 win. For the U-19s, Rapids Homegrown signee Darren Yapi had two goals in a 5-1 win also against RISE SC and he also scored in a 3-2 victory the day before with the U-17 squad.

The results this weekend are part of a very successful month of May that saw the Rapids Academy move up 21 spots to fourth in the Top 100 Boys Soccer Clubs by Soccer Wire.

See the full results below.

Saturday 5/22 vs Rio Grande Valley Toros

  • U-19: 7-0 Win – Walent x2, Legendre x2, Nottoli, Quarcoo, Bassett
  • U-17: 3-2 Win – Yapi, Torres, Wilkerson
  • U-15: 2-1 Win – Al Saaid, Romo

Sunday 5/23 vs RISE SC

  • U-19: 5-1 Win – Yapi x2, Flores, Cordova, Doidge
  • U-17: 4-1 Win – Travis, Ovesen, DeFillipo, Salagdo
  • U-15: 4-0 Win – Lahlou, Elicero, Romo, Rico
  • U-16: 10-1 – Castellon x3, Salfi x2, Lozano, Berumen, Moore, Belzer, Anderson
  • U-14: 7-0 Win - Carlos De Luna, Robles, Ceballos, Gonzalez, Brown, DeSimone, Guven
  • U-13: 7-1 Win – Soltero x3, Madera x2, Alvarado x2

Sunday 5/23 vs Diversity SC

U-13: 4-0 Win - Rodriguez, Aguirre, 2x Soltero

Save the Environment AND Support the Rapids 

Sounds like a win-win, right? This week, the Rapids are wearing their PRIMEBLUE jerseys in conjunction with Major League Soccer’s initiative to remove plastic from the oceans. If you are interested in getting your hands on one of these jerseys, there are plenty of options. Check in to Twitter and send us a note as to why you are the Rapids fan who deserves a PRIMEBLUE kit, and you could win!

Beginning at Midnight on Saturday, we will also be auctioning off the PRIMEBLUE kits, with all proceeds benefitting Kroenke Sports Charities. Check back then for that auction link!

Watch Kellyn Acosta and the USMNT this Sunday!

While Kellyn Acosta will be out of the Rapids lineup on Saturday, you can catch him in action with the USMNT this Sunday when Team USA takes on No. 13 Switzerland on May 30 at Noon MT on ESPN and UniMás. This match will serve as preparation for next week, when the USMNT compete in the final four of the inaugural Concacaf Nations League right here in Denver. Click here for ticket information.

Returning to Full Capacity 

While this Saturday’s match will continue to operate at our limited, socially distanced capacity, we are excited to announce that as of July 4 we will return to full capacity for the first time since March 2020! We’ve had some great moments in the last year, but it’s going to be even better with all of our friends back in the stands.

Click here to sign up now for our single game priority list.