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2018 Rocky Mountain Cup

Each year, Real Salt Lake and The Colorado Rapids compete for the Rocky Mountain MLS bragging rights.  This year, Real Salt Lake takes home the cup after an odd and disappointing evening on the pitch for the Rapids.  Two red cards in the first half, and six goals later, the (Sur)Real Salt Lakers go home with a decisive victory.  It was like watching a video game in the goal for the Rapids with shot after shot.  Maybe next year for […]

In the Goal

In the 7 years I have shot Major League Soccer, I admit to a fascination with the folks guarding the net.  It is a lonely job with large swatches of time that go by while the action unfolds at the other end of the pitch.  Lots of stretching, staying warm, setting the defense, quarterbacking, and encouraging the troops in front of the keeper.  And then, in a blink of the eye, the goal keeper has to back peddle to the […]

Trip to Ireland

Welcome to my new photography website courtesy of jdlstudio.com. As a part of the site, welcome to my blog. As my first blog entry, please enjoy this slide show of our trip to Ireland in June-July, 2018. Ireland is a magical, ancient land with wonderful sites, coastlines, and people. Enjoy. M