Wednesday, May 6, 2009

News and Notes 5/6

The Rapids made a trade today, sending Nico Colaluca to New England for Rob Valentino. Valentino is a defender and Generation Adidas like Colaluca so there's no effect on our salary cap. This is really a meaningless trade right now as they have a combined 4 games of league experience between them and neither one looks like they're going to be a starter anytime soon. Valentino gives us more depth o nthe back line, but given that we now have 12 out of 24 players that are defenders or have spent time on the back line, I'm not sure it was depth that we needed.

The Rapids have also found out that they will play at Seattle in their next U.S. Open Cup play-in game. The game will be May 28th, 3 days after we host Seattle in league play, and the game will be played on the turf fields at the Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila, WA. I'm sure the best coverage we can hope for is a play-by-play text stream like we had for the LA game.

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