Sunday, November 30, 2008

Rapids sign GK Chris Sharpe

According to Chris Sharpe's blog on Tribal Football he's signed a 1-year contract with the Colorado Rapids. Sharpe trained with the Rapids during the 2008 season while serving as a MLS pool keeper.
  • MLS Pool keepers are goalkeepers that are signed by the league but don't belong to any team. Because of the roster limits and the requirement that teams play a keeper MLS keeps 2-3 extra keepers on contract to fill in in case of emergency due to injuries or suspensions.

Supposedly the Rapids have owned Sharpe's rights since he joined MLS, but he was never signed specifically for the Rapids. Sharpe's blog doesn't make it clear if his new contract is only with the Rapids or if he'll continue being a pool keeper. I've sent him a comment asking for clarification and I'll post an update if I get a response.

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