Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Colorado Completes Jaime Castrillon Signing

The Rapids signed Jaime Castrillon this morning, their first major player move of the offseason.  As is typical terms were not released but those will leak out eventually.  Castrillon is expected to be an immediate starter in the midfield, and Pareja has talked recently about playing a 4-3-1 or 4-2-1-3.  Presumably Larentowicz and Mastroeni would be the other two midfielders while Mullan would push up to one of the 3 forwards.

Some other odds and ends from the first few days of training:

  • Pareja named Pablo Mastroeni captain again
  • Colorado is reportedly still pursuing a possible young DP player as a creative #10, with the idea that Castrillon will be more of a box-to-box midfielder
  • Cabrera is expected to be named Pareja's deputy and Paul Caffery, Carbera's assistant coach with the U-17s, will be added as an assistant coach
  • There are 4 other trialists in camp.  Former Dallas defender/midfielder Aaron Pitchkolan, former LA keeper Steve Cronin, defender Daniel Navarro, and Gambian trialist Edrissa Jarra.
So here's the updated camp list, as promised:

italics = unsigned draftee, underline = unsigned trialist

Steward Ceus
Steve Cronin
Joel Helmick
Ian Joyce
Matt Pickens

Eddie Ababio
Issac Cowles
Hunter Freeman
Kosuke Kimura
Tyrone Marshall
Drew Moor
Daniel Navarro
Scott Palguta
Anthony Wallace
Marvell Wynne

Davy Armstrong
Tony Cascio
Jaime Castrillon
Steven Emory
Josh Janniere
Ross LaBauex
Jeff Larentowicz
Pablo Mastroeni
Brian Mullan
Joseph Nane
Aaron Pitchkolan
Jamie Smith
Wells Thompson
Kohei Yamada

Andre Akpan
Quincy Amarikwa
Sam Archer
Conor Casey
Omar Cummings
Caleb Folan
Edrissa Jarra
Macoumba Kandji

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