Time and time again our team photographers are there to capture the monumental occasion. Their photos tell the stories of the emotional, passionate and exciting moments that make our club and sport unique. As we continue to look back on 2017 we tasked team photographer Bart Young to select five images that encompass the past season in his eyes.
Bart Young's Top 5 Photos
5. Jersey Launch and Season Kickoff Party
Bart says: "The beginning of the season is always exciting. The Jersey Launch and Season Kickoff Party keeps getting better and better every year! It is a great way for fans to interact with the players."
4. USMNT vs. Trinidad and Tobago match
Bart says: "It’s always great to see people show their love for their country. DSGP never disappoints when hosting these games, and I am glad I get an opportunity to shoot them. I love everything about this picture!"
3. Jason Horton and Tim Howard at 'A Burgundy Affair'
Bart says: "It’s a pleasure to be able photograph amazing athletes like Jason and Tim. 'A Burgundy Affair' was a great time and it was so cool to see the Rapids honor Jason that night. Sports does so many great things for so many people, and it’s an honor to capture these moments!"
Learn more about Jason's story by clicking HERE.
2. Alan Gordon and Kortne Ford celebrate in the stands
Bart says: "The image of Alan Gordon and Kortne Ford was one of my favorites this year. The team celebrated in the stands after Gordon scored the game-winning goal against Portland (June 17). That goal was crazy - 89th minute! The Rapids owned the second half and that goal to win was awesome - Gordon was clutch!"
1. Kortne Ford meets a young fan
Bart says: "One thing I love about the Rapids is how they interact with their fans. 'Jersey's off our Back' during fan appreciation night is a perfect example of that. I love this moment of a young fan meeting his idol. Ford is class act, the future looks bright for him!"