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wps75WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL SOCCER: The official site of the aptly named first division for women’s professional soccer in the United States. The site includes information about the players, standings, stats, scores and more. The league also has a wealth of information for anyone who aspires to play at that level.

ussoccer75U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION: The official site of the men’s and women’s national teams and the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States. Videos, podcasts, photos, news, interviews and more. This is also a place to go to buy tickets to Nats games and U.S. Soccer gear.

usl75W-LEAGUE: ColoradoSoccerNow.com covers the Colorado Force and the Real Colorado Cougars, members of the W-League’s Western Conference. Click here for the latest W-League standings and here for the most recent news of the second-tier women’s league. And here are the most recent results.

mls75MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: The official site of the top flight in the United States and Canada. Look for video highlights, goal of the week, news, features, save of the week, standings, statistics and much, much more.

nasr75NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER REPORTERS: Promotes the work of soccer journalists in North America and provides a unified voice about access, cooperation and information. George Tanner is a voting member of the group, which selects the MLS player of the week and month and more. Here’s a list of member blogs, and here’s a list of all the members. You can also see all the votes for player of the week and player of the month.

rockymountaincup75ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUP: This trophy is awarded to the fans of the club that wins the annual competition, which is based on the regular-season meetings between Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids. The site features the standings and official rules of the competition, details about the trophy itself, historical statistics from the series and more.

usopencup75U.S. OPEN CUP: The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest annual team tournament in U.S. sports history. However, The Dewar Cup, awarded to the Open Cup champion, is virtually unknown, even among avid soccer fans. Why? Because it’s just so hard to find any information about this competition! The official Web site is a good place to start.

ussoccerhall75NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME: The Hall celebrates the history, honors the heroes and preserves the legacy of soccer in the United States. Its Web site focuses on the long, glorious and relatively unknown history of the sport. The institution was founded in 1950, and the site was established in Oneonta, N.Y., in 1979. There’s more about the site here, and you can find all the inductees and other honorees here.

DU75UNIVERSITY OF DENVER: The Pioneers men’s soccer team competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation at the Division I level. Here’s a link to the men’s soccer team. The DU women also play in Division I and are members of the Sun Belt Conference. DU plays at the new Pioneer Field on campus, right next to Magness Arena.

Regis75REGIS UNIVERSITY:The school is in Denver, and the Rangers compete at the NCAA Division II level. The men’s and women’s soccer teams are members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Here’s a link to the men’s soccer team’s page on the Regis Web site. And here’s the homepage for the Regis women’s soccer team.

mls players union75MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER PLAYERS UNION: The Major League Soccer Players Union was formed in April 2003 to promote the best interests of all MLS players. The union serves as the exclusive collective bargaining representative for all players in Major League Soccer. The Major League Soccer Players Union was formed in April 2003 to promote the best interests of all MLS Players. And here are links to the international players’ union and the U.S. national team players’ association.

uncbear75UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO: The university is in Greeley, and the Bears play at Jackson Field. UNC competes in the Big Sky Conference. Here’s a link to the team’s coaches; the team’s roster; statistics; and recent news. The Bears compete at the Division I level in soccer.

cc75COLORADO COLLEGE: The CC men compete at the Division III level in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Here’s the men’s team’s Web page. The Tigers women are members of Conference USA; 2009 marks their 25th year of Division I competition. Here’s the Web page for the women’s team. Both teams play at Stewart Field.

UCCS75COLORADO-COLORADO SPRINGS: Although the school is part of the CU system, the UCCS teams are the Mountain Lions (not the Buffs). The school is in Colorado Springs, and the Mountain Lions compete in Division II in the RMAC. Here’s a link to the men’s team’s Web site, and here’s a link to the women’s homepage. Isn’t this a great logo?

mines75COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES: The Orediggers men and women play Division II soccer at the Colorado School of Mines Stadium, which seats 500. They, and a bunch of other teams in Colorado, compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Here’s a link to the Mines men’s homepage, and here’s a link to the Mines women’s homepage.

adamsstate75ADAMS STATE: The Grizzlies are another RMAC school, and they play their home games at Murphy Field in Alamosa. At 7,544 feet, Murphy Field is the highest collegiate soccer field in the nation. Here’s a link to the Adams State men’s Web site, and here’s a link to the women’s site.

metro100METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER: The Roadrunners are members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and play their games at the Auraria campus fields, in downtown Denver. Here’s a link to the women’s Web site, and here’s a link to the site for the men’s soccer team. The women were Division II national champions in 2004 and 2006.

rmac75ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: One of the largest and most competitive Division II conferences in the nation. In men’s soccer, the RMAC consists of nine schools, all in Colorado: Colorado Christian, Colorado School of Mines, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Regis University, Adams State College, Fort Lewis College, Mesa State College, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and Colorado State University-Pueblo. Eleven RMAC schools compete in women’s soccer: Colorado Christian, Mines, Metro State, Regis, Adams State, Fort Lewis, Mesa State, UCCS, CSU-Pueblo, Nebraska-Kearney and New Mexico Highlands.

coloradochristian75COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY:The Cougars also are members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and play at the Division II level. The school is in Lakewood, and the men’s and women’s teams play their home games at the Cougar Soccer Field. You can find the men’s homepage here, and here’s a link to the women’s homepage.

nscaa75NATIONAL SOCCER COACHES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA: The NSCAA is the largest coaches’ organization in the United States. Since its founding in 1941, it has grown to include more than 28,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. It also organizes a national ranking system for colleges.

CU75UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO: The Buffaloes began play as a varsity team in 1996 and belong to the Big 12. Their home pitch, Prentup Field, opened in 2004 and seats 2,000. The CU Web site also has a neat history of Prentup Field here.

afa75AIR FORCE ACADEMY: The Academy is just north of Colorado Springs, and the Falcons play at the Cadet Soccer Stadium, which seats 2,000. The men’s team began playing in 1956 and competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The women’s team is a member of the Mountain West Conference. Both are Division I teams.

mesastate75COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY: A member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado Mesa is a Division II school in Grand Junction. Here is a link to the men’s soccer team’s page on the university Web site, and here is a link to the women’s page. And if you do go to the school’s homepage, make sure to hover your cursor over the Maverick.

mpsf100MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION: The organization was established during the 1992-93 school year to serve universities in the western United States. The MPSF considers itself “an incubator for emerging women’s sports and … a safe harbor for sports impacted by conference realignments.” The Air Force and DU men’s teams play here.

csupueblo75COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-PUEBLO: The Thunderwolves play in Division II and also are members of the RMAC. This logo at left is one of my favorite in all of Colorado sports. CSU-Pueblo even has a page on its Web site devoted to the history of the school’s mascots and logos. And this one, by far, is the best. Interesting stuff for the graphically oriented. Oh, yeah, links: The men’s site is here, and the women’s site is here.

mws75MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE: The organization was conceived in 1998, when the presidents of eight institutions - Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah and Wyoming - decided to form a new Division I conference. The Air Force women compete here, but there is no men’s soccer in the conference.

flc100FORT LEWIS COLLEGE: The men’s team won the Division II national championship in 2005 and 2009 and has been the national runner-up twice. The RMAC school is in Durango, and the men and women play at Dirks Field, which seats 1,500.