In the weeks leading up to the start of a fresh MLS season, I cannot help, but be excited for my club. I am admittedly a homer, but will try to be as objective as possible throughout my writings for Total-MLS. Seeing as this is my first publication for Total-MLS, please allow me to introduce myself prior to the Colorado Rapids season preview. My name is Tyler Whitesides. I live in Fort Collins, CO. I am an avid member of the supporters’ group Centennial 38 of the illustrious Colorado Rapids, as you may have noted, but I am also a goalkeeper for a semi-professional PASL premier indoor club, FC Denver. I have recently been appointed as the General Manager of the club, since my playing days are numbered. While I am not going to go the route of self-promotion, I do want to allow you to know where my writing position will be coming from. I am a member of a clubhouse, albeit not one as grand as an MLS club, but I do understand the psychology that goes into being a part of a competitive club. I also have a good relationship with several members of the Rapids’ front office, and communicate frequently with several of the players. I am an objective person, one who will always speak my opinion and said opinion will not be persuaded by any outside sources for personal gain. My twitter handle is @ProtectYourNet. If you want to know more about me, just ask.