Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Trialist Update

Some news today out of Rapids camp about a number of trialists. The big news is that Irish striker Caleb Folan will be trialling with the team on the Arizona trip. Folan is currently with Championship side Hull City, but with their current financial difficulties they are looking to off-load salary and would be willing to let Folan out of his contract. Folan has only played twice this season due to injury, after having missed significant time twice in the last 5 years due to torn hamstrings. Obviously the medical staff will have a large say in the decision to sign him or not. Folan has been capped 7 times by the Ireland National Team and if he can return to health is likely to feature in the teams Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Also accompanying the team to Arizona are Trinidadian Joevin Jones, who has been in Colorado since the beginning of camp. The article did not mention his teammate Shahdon Winchester and combined with bringing in a different striker on trial is probably a good indicator that Winchester didn't make the cut. The Rapids have looked to the Caribbean for another trialist though, defender Logan Emory. Emory is originally from Boise, ID and is currently playing for the Puerto Rico Islanders in USSF D-II. Jones and Emory will compete with Anthony Wallace for the left-back spot.

The final trialist joining the team in Arizona will be former Metro State midfielder Steven Emory, who was found during the open tryouts prior to the camp and is not, from anything I can find, related to Logan Emory.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Logan Emory: