Friday, January 30, 2009

Rapids News and Notes - January 30th

This has been one of the more interesting opening weeks of preseason for the Rapids in a while. I've got two or three other blog posts I was planning for this week, but the Rapids keep putting out news to comment on. Two stories today:
  • The Rapids are in negotiations to host an international friendly at The Dick on March 11th. There was a story saying that Mexico was planning to play in Denver on that date and rumor their opponent would be Bolivia. Nothing official yet but its a nice way to ease back into the season.
  • The Rapids announced that they've re-signed four players to long-term contracts. Colin Clark, Jordan Harvey, Kosuke Kimura, and Nick LaBrocca were given new 4 year deals by the team. most standard MLS contracts are two guaranteed years followed by 2 option years controlled by the team. This means we'll have a core group of young players through '09 and '10 and if they turn out to be solid MLS players we have them under contract through '12. A good move by our new Technical Director Paul Bravo.

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