Monday, January 27, 2014

Pablo Not Quite Head Coach and Player Updates

The Rapids announced on Saturday that Pablo "will be at the head of our group of coaches" as preseason opens,  but they went out of their way to avoid calling him Head Coach, using terms like "leading" and "in charge".  I still believe its just a matter of time before he''s given the title.  Maybe after this weekend's scrimmage against Houston so he can have at least one game under his belt.

A few player updates since Thursday, with an updated list.

  • I missed this in the draft announcement, but Aussie Albert Edward has a green card so if he makes the team he won't take an international spot.
  • The Rapids confirmed that Grant Van De Casteele is already under contract.
  • Today the Rapids re-signed Danny Mwanga.  He's just had hernia surgery so he he won't be at full strength until about when the season starts.  According to the Denver Post he took a pay cut.
  • German Mera has been signed by Atletico Bucaramanga, a 2nd division side in Colombia, so he won't be returning.
  • No update on Martin Rivero, but they Gabriel Torres the #10 Rivero wore the last two years, so that's probably not a good sign.
  • Hendry Thomas is still in negotiations with the team.

John Berner - Unsigned draftee
Clint Irwin
Matt Pickens

Davy Armstrong - Homegrown Player - Will start season on IR(knee)
Mark Burch
Albert Edward - Unsigned draftee
Brenton Griffiths - International
Tolani Ibikunle  - Unsigned draftee
Kory Kindle
Chris Klute
Drew Moor
Brian Mullan
Shane O'Neill - Homegrown Player
Grant Van De Casteele
Marvell Wynne

Marion Hariston - Generation Adidas
Nick LaBrocca
Dillon Powers
Dillon Serna - Homegrown Player
Nathan Sturgis
Jared Watts - Unsigned draftee

Deshorn Brown - Generation AdidasInternational
Edson Buddle
Martin Chavez
Charles Eloundou - International
Kamani Hill
Danny Mwanga
Vicente Sanchez - International
Gabriel Torres - Designated PlayerInternational

Unknown Status: Martin Rivero, Hendry Thomas, Anthony Wallace

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