soccer dudeThe sporting news comes fast and furious!

Yesterday, big names who are going eco. The day before, jolly green Giants. (And by “yesterday” and “the day before” I don’t mean sporty things actually happened those days — I just mean I got around to writing about them.)

But! Timely news, from — doth mine ever-behind-the-times eyes deceive me? — today! The Boulder, Colo. Rapids Reserve, an under-23 team, are the nation’s first carbon-neutral soccer team.

From the press release:

Soccer’s got a whole new cool in Colorado, where the header-happy Boulder Rapids Reserve (BRR) scores a first goal in its summer 2007 season: Kicking global warming. BRR recently declared itself the first carbon-neutral soccer team in the world with an assist from local corporate sponsor Ben Bressler, founder and director of Natural Habitat Adventures. Fresh from taking his ecotour company carbon neutral, Bressler opted to give BRR a green edge over the competition, including a season-opener carbon-neutral tailgate party (can you say solar stoves and tofu burgers?) and incentives for fans who bus it or pedal to the game — no stretch in eco-friendly Boulder — as well as the requisite carbon offsets.

What a laudable goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooal!