Image by Cindy Schutz
About 12:30 today the Rapids made it official. At the Centennial 38 season kickoff party they asked Pablo Mastroeni to sign his contract (above) as the next head coach of the Colorado Rapids. Our long Colorado nightmare is over, the Rapids have a head coach.
Clearly the best decision the team could have made at this point. A week out you couldn't select anyone else and I'm glad they got the job done. Hat tip to the Front Office for having him sign the contract at the supporters party, that's a nice touch (and the title of the press release even mentions it). If you're in a position where you're naming a head coach a week before the season starts, that's the way to do it.
Now everyone should be giving their full support to Pablo. He's a club legend, the best to ever wear the jersey, and he deserves our full support. We may not be happy with how we got here (I'm not) but that's now in the past. If things go bad we'll deal with how we got there when we cross that bridge. The future is Pablo Mastroeni, hopefully that's all the team needs.