Friday, April 16, 2010

News and Notes

Game preview coming either later tonight or tomorrow (depending on how long I stay up after being a the office at 11pm last night). The Rapids had some news today.
  • Valentino was waived after Tampa (USSF D-2) and the Rapids couldn't come to an agreement on a loan deal for Rob to play in Tampa this year. I assume we'll see an announcement any minute now that he's been signed by Tampa. Even though he was a Generation Adidas player his contract was written in such a way that it wasn't guaranteed. First time I've ever heard of a GA contract like that. It might have something to do with the interest from Tampa though.
  • The Rapids will play their 2nd USOC play-in game on the road, again. That's 6 straight play-in games on the road. We'll play the winner of the New England - New York/Philly game at their place sometime between May 12th and June 9th.
  • The Rapids finally have a bye week. Chicago scheduled a friendly competition against teams from Chicago's sister cities over the weekend of May 22nd. The Rapids were originally scheduled to play in Chicago that weekend. They will now travel to the Windy City on June 9th as the last Rapids game before the World Cup break. TV is still being worked out.

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