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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

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.

O'Neill's Got A Bet On Super Bowl XLVIII

Bets on the Super Bowl? MLS homegrowns are at your service!

Arsenal Youngster Among Trialists

A few trialists, including Arsenal midfielder Samuel Galindo, are with the Rapids in preseason.

Mwanga Re-Signs

After a disappointing first year in Colorado, Danny Mwanga will return for a second.

Never Tell Me The Odds

There's no love coming from Bovada ahead of the 2014 season; Colorado has been given the fourth lowest odds in MLS to win the Cup next year.

Pablo's Got The Keys In Preseason

Pablo Mastroeni appears to be getting a bit of a 'test drive' before the Rapids make their coaching hire. (That coaching hire is probably gonna be Pablo.)

Say Hello To Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

Soccer fans in Colorado Springs will have a chance to watch the Switchbacks in 2015.

O'Neill, Klute Sent Home From USMNT

Neither Chris Klute nor Shane O'Neill will be with the US Men's National Team when they play South Korea on February 1st.

Co. Springs USL-PRO Team Name To Be Revealed

We'll find out more details about the newest pro soccer team in Colorado today.

Cascio The First Interleague Loan In MLS History

Colorado and Houston have made a bit of MLS history with a loan of Tony Cascio.

Rapids Pick Defenders In Final Draft Rounds

Colorado opted for more defenders in the final two rounds of the SuperDraft.

2014 MLS Draft: Rounds 3 & 4 To Come Today

After picking up an impressive four-player haul in the draft's first two rounds, Colorado can add a few more names to the roster on Tuesday.

Cascio Reportedly Headed To Houston

Colorado will be getting an international slot for the third-year player who found himself buried in the depth chart last season.

Rapids Coaching Search Opens

Pablo Mastroeni is really the only name on the ballot at this point (that we know of) for the Rapids head coaching job. The search for a new head man begins today.

Interview With Brain Crookham

Rapids Academy director Brian Crookham is one of our favorites to speak with here at Burgundy Wave. I caught up with him after the MLS Draft, here's part one of our conversation.

Rapids Win Draft Grades Again, Still Don't Matter

The Rapids began putting plenty of resources into the draft last year, and even with Oscar Pareja out of the picture that appears to still be true. For a second straight year, Colorado is getting lauded for what appeared to be a great draft day.

Rapids Bolster Nearly Every Position

Four picks into the draft, the Rapids have bolstered nearly every position on the field.

Hairston An Attack-Minded Midfielder

Colorado's first pick in the first round is a player in the mold of Pablo Mastroeni, with a more attack-minded presence.

MLS Draft: Rapids Select John Berner At No. 35

With their second out of two picks nearly in succession (but only nearly) the Rapids selected GK John Burner with pick No. 35.

MLS Draft: Rapids Pick Jared Watts No. 33

Colorado decided to go for Jared Watts with their first of two picks in the second round.

MLS Draft: Rapids Pick Van De Casteele At No. 19

Colorado got a second pick in the first round, and used it to pick up Grant Van De Casteele out of Notre Dame.

MLS Draft: Rapids Pick Marlon Hairston No. 12

The Colorado Rapids bolstered their midfield by selecting Marlon Hairston with pick No. 12 after trading their original pick to New England.

2014 MLS Draft Preview

Colorado has three picks in the top two rounds of the SuperDraft again, but only one is in the first round this time.

Mastroeni For Manager?

It looks like the former Rapids captain may be the favorite for the vacant head coaching position.

Brian Mullan Re-Signs With Rapids

Five-time MLS Cup winner Brian Mullan will return to the Rapids in 2014.

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