Wednesday, September 7, 2005
The adult soccer enthusiasts of Steamboat Springs aren't ready to put their cleats away just yet.
Two Steamboat coed teams will play in this weekend's Mountain Madness Soccer Tournament at the Christian Heritage School fields. Five other teams competing in the tournament will travel to Yampa Valley from Denver and other mountain communities.
Steamboat Medical, a past winner of the city's coed league tournament, and Creekside United, also a former coed tournament champion, will represent Steamboat. Creekside United won the Mountain Madness Soccer Tournament two years ago.
Second String, a finalist from a year ago, is back this season, as well.
Other teams are Colorado Sport--ing Blues, FC Eruption, Denver and Summit County.
The teams will be split into two pools, with the Steamboat teams in opposite pools.
After pool play, teams will be assigned seeds and play teams from the opposite pool.
Every team will have a chance to win the championship regardless of its pool-play record. Teams that finish last in their pool will have to play more games, however, if they want a shot at the tournament crown.
The tournament begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with Colorado Sporting Blues facing Steamboat Medical and Second String squaring off against FC Eruption. Creekside United plays at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Sunday's games begin at 9 a.m.
The games will be 40-minute halves, and spectators are encouraged to attend. The Christian Heritage fields are located off U.S. Highway 40 just west of Steamboat Springs.