Mallory Pugh, 18, is the second-youngest woman ever named to the U.S. women's Olympic soccer team. She graduated from a suburban Denver high school in May.
The league is reaching out to moms of young players to teach about health risks and concussion prevention, but some question the approach.
As soccer's World Cup kicks off in Brazil, the planet's No. 1 spectator sport is seeing its fan base grow. Football may be king in Colorado, but futbol has its place too.
With the World Cup starting on June 12, a new documentary ponders gender and sexuality in sport.
"The Next Goal Wins," a 2014 documentary by filmmakers Mike Brett and Steve Jamison looks at the Word Cup's first transgendered player. The film kicks off Denver’s inaugural World Football Film Festival, presented by the Denver Film Society from June 5-8.