Soccer tends to get ignored amongst sports activities followers within the Denver-metro space, however the Colorado Rapids have developed fairly the youth motion inside MLS over the previous few seasons.
Exterior of Pablo Mastroeni and Tim Howard, the listing of “family” names to play for Rapids is just about nonexistent. The Rapids have by no means had a participant by the likes of David Beckham or Zlatan Ibrahimović on their roster, which has created alternatives for younger, native merchandise like Cole Bassett.
Bassett, 19, has performed for the Rapids since he was 17-years-old and attending Chatfield Excessive Faculty. Now a seasoned veteran of the sport, Bassett is main the Rapids this season, together with a slew of different younger gamers.
Bassett joined Aniello Piro and Chase Howell on Mile Excessive Sports activities Radio to debate the continued season, his development as a participant and the Euro Cup.
“We now have an excellent group of younger guys that actually work onerous for the crew,” Bassett mentioned on The Denver Sports activities Betting Present. “I feel that’s the largest factor. We don’t have many stars like the remainder of the groups within the league do. All of us type of know that and all of us step up and lay collectively greater than most groups do.”
Colorado is at the moment in third place within the Western Convention with a file of 5-1-2. The Rapids have two upcoming video games towards the groups above them within the standings, so the subsequent couple of weeks can be telling in regards to the state of the membership.
“We now have the check towards the highest two groups within the west which might be usually at the least top-3 within the West,” Bassett mentioned. “I feel that is excellent for us.”
You’ll be able to take heed to the total interview with Bassett under, together with his ideas on the Euro Cup and the state of the U.S. Males’s Nationwide Group. Catch the Denver Sports Betting Show Monday-Friday on Mile Excessive Sports activities Radio 98.1 FM 107.5 HD3 or watch on-line at MileHighSports.com. Piro and Howell break down sports activities betting from a neighborhood perspective each weekday on Mile Excessive Sports activities!