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Name's Chris White, you can call me UZ. That's pronounced "ooze", not uhz, uzi or you-zee. Old high school nickname, don't ask.

I was born in Colorado to parents from the boonies of Upstate NY. So I had the Bills, Sabres and Syracuse on my mind before the Rockies, Rapids and Avalanche moved to Denver. That has left me cheering for colorful selection of sports teams, all of which are terrible. I run Burgundy Wave because there was nobody else on the internet willing to start an oft-updating Rapids blog in mid-2010.

Currently, I live in St. Petersburg, Florida, where I've been pretending to be a Tampa Bay Rowdies fan.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Colorado Rockies
  • NBA Denver Nuggets
  • NFL Buffalo Bills
  • NCAAF Syracuse Orange
  • NCAAB Syracuse Orange
  • NHL Colorado Avalanche
  • NASCAR Denny Hamlin
  • General Buffalo Sabres
  • FIFA United States
  • MLS Colorado Rapids
  • Fantasy Colorado Mammoth
  • Soccer Shimizu S-Pulse
  • EPL Crystal Palace
  • Bundesliga Shakhtar Donetsk
User Blog

I Helped Total Soccer Show Preview The Rapids

I featured as the Rapids-man on the Total Soccer Show's preview of our favorite team.

The Daily Wave: Depth & Short Roster Issues

The Colorado Rapids' roster isn't quite as full as it could be, and there's an issue with quality depth. Does this mean that the Rapids are going to enter 2014 with a short roster, or are there some more last-minute signings in the pipeline?

10 Keys To 2014: Edson Buddle

Edson Buddle is still the only true center forward on the Rapids and might be a quiet key to the offense when all gears are turning.

Rapids Release 2014 Primary, Is Awesome

The new Colorado Rapids kit is the one that FootyHeadlines leaked a while back. This doesn't change the fact that it's a pretty neat shirt.

Jose Mari Finally Signs Full Contract

Jose Mari immediately becomes the most high-profile signing by the Rapids this off-season.

The Daily Wave: Expectations

Where will the Rapids finish in the West this year? Your guess is as good as mine, or anyone else's.

Rapids vs. Revs Finish The Preseason

It's the final match of preseason! That means that the real season is coming shortly! ...Yay!

Just Name Pablo Coach Already

There are a few reasons why a Pablo Mastroeni hiring could end up being shaky, but at this point, naming anyone else as coach could be disastrous.

The Wave Wants You!

Do you like the state of Colorado? Do you like soccer? Do you like the Rapids? Do you write English good? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, join us!

Brown, Chavez Called Up For Intl Duty

Two Rapids have been called up by their countries.

Rapids 0 Chivas 0 - Preseason Is Soooo Fun

It wasn't much of a diamond on Wednesday as the Rapids finished a second preseason match against Chivas USA 0-0.

Rapids vs. Chivas 2.0

Preseason is coming to an end soon, and the Rapids are taking on Chivas one final time on Wednesday.

Serna Impressing In Preseason

Dillon Serna has been perhaps the most impressive Rapids player in preseason. Can he earn a starting spot in an offense that already seems to have most of its starting pieces decided?

FootyHeadlines Claims To Leak New Rapids Shirt

Is this the new Rapids kit? If so, it's snazzy.

USWNT Headed To DSGP In April

The USWNT will head to DSGP for the first time since 2012 in April.

Rapids Sign John Berner

Colorado has a full squad of goalkeepers now with John Berner signing yesterday.

Kindle Retires

The former second-round pick never saw a minute of first-team action for the Rapids.

Rapids Lose 2-1 To Chivas In Preseason

Colorado dropped a crappy preseason game to Chivas, but what else is new?

Rapids vs. Chivas Preview

Last year, Colorado got creamed by Chivas in their preseason friendly. We'll see if the Rapids can get a better result this time around.

Pickens Trialing In Norway

Colorado's former first-choice goalkeeper is currently in Norway.

Signings?! Signings!!

Colorado added two of their preseason prospects to the roster on Wednesday, signing Joe Nasco and Jared Watts.

Hendry Thomas Traded To Dallas

The hammer finally dropped on Hendry Thomas, who was traded to FC Dallas on Wednesday evening.

Jose Mari To Join Rapids For Preseason

Colorado, a team that has been incredibly quiet this off-season in terms of signings, has brought a former La Liga player into the team for the preseason.

Wallace Moved To Tampa Bay

Wally has been freed, and is heading to the NASL.

Best Fullback Tandem In MLS? It Could Happen If...

Colorado could have one of the best fullback tandems in the history of MLS if they make a shrewd move for Fabian Johnson. Unlikely? Of course. But who cares?

Another MLS Team For Kroenke?

Is Kroenke going to get a second MLS team, this one a sister team to his EPL side?

Rivero's Out, Thomas Likely To Be As Well

Two players who we were expecting to play big roles in 2014 are likely going to do them for other teams, though perhaps still in MLS.

What's Pickens' Trade Value?

After an off-season of speculation on his future, Matt Pickens is reportedly going to be shopped by the Rapids. But how much could they get for him?

Rapids 3 Dynamo 2 - Preseason Wins!!1

Colorado and Houston pinged some goals back and forth in the first game of the preseason.

Rapids vs. Dynamo - Preseason Games!

Colorado and Houston will face off in a preseason tuneup on Sunday afternoon at 10 am Mountain Time.

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