The Colorado Rapids have made tons of changes this off-season—both on and off the pitch—and just a couple of days before the Burgundy Boys head to Foxboro for their first regular season match, the club has announced the hiring of a new play-by-play radio voice.
Connor Cape has been covering the Rapids for Mile High Sports since he moved to Colorado from Kansas City in May of 2017, and has been working in the radio world since 2012. Cape got his start as an intern with Sporting Kansas City’s broadcasting and video crew, working with Cal Williams (who is now Minnesota United’s TV play-by-play guy) over the course of two semesters. Cape also called soccer and basketball games in college, and has since worked on production teams for the World Series for FOX, NFL on CBS, and NASCAR on NBC.
At the age of 25, Cape is one of the youngest play-by-play radio voices in MLS, and he’s “excited to create a connection with Colorado. I want my voice to become synonymous with Rapids soccer,” he told Burgundy Wave. “Sports fans are a special bunch and they form strange bonds with disembodied voices in their cars. I want to be their favorite ghost voice.”
After spending time covering the club last season and this entire off-season, Cape is “most excited about the ongoing revolution within the walls of DSGP.” He believes the Rapids have a “united vision from top to bottom. They’ve [the Rapids] outlined what they want to be, set clear goals and everybody is on board. It sounds really basic and simple but there are so many fractured sports franchises it’s absurd. I don’t know how many trophies this current iteration of the Rapids will bring to DSGP because sports are hard but I do know they have a vision and that’s an oft-overlooked aspect of building a team.”
Cape knows it will be a challenge to live up to the legacies of guys like Richard Fleming and Conor McGahey, but he is thankful for the opportunity and “can’t wait to get to work and create something special for this community and these fans.”
Rapids Senior Vice President Wayne Brant is “delighted to welcome Connor as the new radio play-by-play voice of the Colorado Rapids. His fluency in our club—as well as the league as a whole—is a great asset, and I know Rapids fans everywhere will enjoy listening in as he brings the 2018 season to life on the airwaves.”
Follow Connor on Twitter or Instagram for behind-the-scenes looks on game days and the latest Rapids news. You can also find him hosting The Connor Cape Show on Mile High Sports Radio on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 8-10 p.m.