Saturday, February 12, 2011

Roster For Arizona Trip

The Rapids left yesterday for preseason training in my old home of the Phoenix metro area. They released the roster for the trip today which includes all 23 players under contract except for Mac Kandji who's remaining in Denver to continue rehabbing from his ACL injury he suffered forcing the MLS Cup wining goal. Colorado is taking 8 trialists with them to the desert as well.

Eddie Ababio(D) - Our first round draft pick from the 2001 draft
Michael Holody(D) - Played for the Rapids for 2+ years after being drafted in 2008
Andy Lorei(M) - Drafted by the Rapids in 2010 but cut in preseason
Steven Emory(M) - Metro State player found in open tryouts
Logan Emory(D) - Puerto Rico Islanders player found in open tryouts
Adrian LeRoy(D) - Canadian/Jamaican player out of Old Dominion
Caleb Folan(F) - Hull City and Irish international looking for a new team
JT Murray(D) - 2nd round pick by Kansas City in 2011, already cut by them and looking for a new team

So the current roster looks like this:

Under Contract:
Steward Ceus
Ian Joyce
Matt Pickens

Kosuke Kimura
Tyrone Marshall
Drew Moor
Scott Palguta
Anthony Wallace
Marvell Wynne

Davy Armstrong
Ross LaBauex
Jeff Larentowicz
Pablo Mastroeni
Brian Mullan
Joseph Nane
Sanna Nyassi
Jamie Smith
Wells Thompson

Andre Akpan
Quincy Amarikwa
Conor Casey
Omar Cummings
Macoumba Kandji

Eddie Ababio

Logan Emory
Michael Holody
Adrian LeRoy
JT Murray

Steven Emory
Andy Lorei

Caleb Folan

Draftees and trialists Colin Givens, Javed Mohammed, Joevin Jones, and Shahdon Winchester have already been released. No word on what happened to Philip Bannister but presumably he's also been released.

UPDATE: Bannister was mentioned in the preseason notes. Apparently he's still recovering from injury and may join the team later in the season.

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