Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rapids Sign Harrison Henao On Loan

Colorado has just announced that they've signed midfielder Harrison Henao on loan from Once Caldas of Colombia.  No terms were released but reports in Colombia say its until December and almost all MLS loans include an option to buy.  Henao is a 25 year old player who's been a pro since 2006.  Early indications are that he's a defensive midfielder, which may not be a positive sign for Pablo's recovery.

The Rapids currently have 3 open roster spots with Mastroeni, Smith, and Wallace on long-term IR but only one open international spot, also due to Smith being on IR.  Since Wallace has already been placed on the season-ending list we have the roster spot for the season, but the Rapids will have to make some sort of move when Smith is ready to come off the IR.  They'll either have to trade for another international spot or cut one of their current internationals.  Since Castrillon, Henao, Rivero, Yamada, and Zapata are are recent acquisitions by the current coaching staff the players most likely to be cut would be Janniere and Smith.

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