On a day when Orlando Pride welcomed one of the world's most talented players, it was not Marta who stole the show, but instead Colorado Rush product Danica Evans! The first year player from the University of Colorado scored in the 86th minute to earn the 1-1 draw with Washington Spirit. The goal was the quintessential Danica goal, combining balance, explosiveness, creativity and ultimately a calm, collected finish. See the Goal below; not a bad first goal to start a career. Congratulations Danica!
The Rush e-newsletter from soccer.com for the spring season is here! Check out all the great happenings from across Rush Nation over the past few months. Some highlights include welcoming new partner clubs, Rush Select Success and a number of clubs sending record number of players to college this fall.
The top tiers of American professional soccer are officially underway, with the NWSL kicking off league play last weekend.
Rush Soccer is proud of its alumni playing in the pro ranks and want to share the highlights of the young season:
Danica Evans Debuts
Evans, who came up through Colorado Rush, was drafted by the Orlando Pride in January and made her professional debut in the team’s opening match against the Portland Thorns last Saturday.
Justin Schmidt Represents New Mexico
Schmidt is New Mexico Rush’s first MLS draftee and had his professional debut at center back with Real Salt Lake after a strong showing in preseason.
Paolo DelPiccolo Named Captain
DelPiccolo, Colorado Rush, was named captain of USL side Louisville City FC. The team is currently on top of the USL Eastern Conference.
Kharlton Belmar, Virginia Rush, opened the season with his new team strong, putting in two efforts for the Swope Park Rangers:
Aaron King, Colorado Rush, has scored two goals for Switchbacks FC. King tallied a penalty against Real Monarchs and put this effort away against San Antonio:
Collen Warner, Colorado Rush, played against type a bit, scoring a rare goal from his holding mid spot for MLS expansion team Minnesota United: