• This past week, Ghanian football forward Manuel "Junior" Agogo died in a London hospital at the age of 40. As I watch the different tweets and acknowledgments come from different clubs and teams that Junior played for, and as news outlets produce similar sounding stories, there is a sad feeling inside. While we might say "kudos" for the different clubs acknowledging Junior, how many with those clubs and news sources even were around to know him? I knew Junior. Serving as an assistant for Public Relations for the Colorado Rapids, I met Junior when he came to the club in 2000. He was an exciting, dynamic player. I remember his quickness — it surprised many in the league and he

    Aug 25,
  • The team from partner church, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, returned from Kampala, Uganda and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July. The team of 19 students and leaders returned with some great stories and pictures of their time in these two African countries.  While the team was in Uganda, they ministered with Youth for Christ (YFC). Youth for Christ has recently moved from the capital city of Kampala to the city of Matugga. On their new property, they have a soccer field where they hold community soccer games. On one of the days the CCPC team were there, YFC invited kids from the community and nearby schools to come play soccer in their field. Members of the CCPC team went down to

    Aug 22,
  • How spiritually fit are you? In this edition of From the Touchline, Rev Brad recalls the cross-training movement of the early 2000's and applies the principle of being cross-trained for one's spiritual fitness as well as one's physical and mental fitness.  Inquiries and feedback can be sent to podcast@soccerchaplainsunited.org. From the Touchline is a short-feature (10 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney and occasional guests touching on various issues around faith, family, and football. Check out the Soccer Chaplains United App and go to the Media section. Under podcasts you will see a new podcast for 8/21/2019 entitled "Spiritual Fitness." If you don't have the app yet, you can download the Soccer Chaplains United App from the Google and App Store. Search "SoccChaplain"

    Aug 21,