Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vegas Roster Announced

The Rapids left for Vegas today before their preseason friendly Friday night against Chivas USA.  The Rapids took almost every player in camp.  The exceptions are:

  • Rivero and Castrillon are both recovering from surgery and stayed behind.
  • Dillon Serna departed for Mexico to join Shane O'Neill and the U.S. U-20 team in World Cup Qualifying.  Serna's addition to the roster means that the Rapids are the only MLS team with multiple players on the U-20 team.
  • Trialist David Giraldo was not on the travel roster, presumably he's left camp.
  • The only other missing players are Davy Armstrong and Charles Eloundou.  Armstrong missed the Arizona trip with injury, perhaps he's still dealing with that.  Eloundou joined the team over the weekend after being a 2nd half sub in Cameroon's loss to Tanzania last Wednesday, so its possible they're just letting him get settled in Denver instead of putting him right back on the road.
A total of 30 players are in Vegas for the match.

Also today Colorado announced an additional friendly next Friday in Santa Barbara.  They'll play the Galaxy at UCSB, preceded by the Rapids Reserves playing UCSB.

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