The Colorado Rapids today announced the launching of the Adidas Alliance, one of the most integrated partnerships in American youth soccer, with three Colorado youth soccer clubs.
Joining the Rapids in the Adidas Alliance are the Boulder County Force Soccer Club, Denver metro area Colorado Storm Soccer Association and Colorado Springs based Pride Soccer Club.
"This partnership is a positive step in our continued efforts to identify, develop and promote players within our structure," said Rapids Technical Director Paul Bravo.
"The Adidas Alliance will give our partnering clubs' memberships full access to our Development Academy with the plan to develop players for our First Team.
"The development and education instituted within the Adidas Alliance will not only be on the player level, but we will also share in coaching resources and philosophies that will move us all forward together.
"We are really excited about this opportunity and are looking forward to a long lasting relationship with each of our affiliates."