Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Colorado Signs One, Lose One To Retirement

An expected and unexpected announcement today.  First. as expected, the Rapids announced the signing of GK John Berner.  With the signing the Rapids have 4 GK's on the roster (Irwin, Nasco, Berner, and Pickens) but as we've seen Pickens will almost certainly not be with the team this year.

Secondly, surprisingly, Kory Kindle announced his retirement from soccer.  Kindle was a second round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft and signed a new contract last month.  He didn't play at all in 2013 and his season was cut short due to injury but he was back at full strength in preseason.  In his announcement he says he wants to return to school to get his doctorate in physical therapy so maybe his heart just wasn't in the game.  I wish him luck and maybe we'll see him on the sidelines in a different role in the future.

So here's the camp roster as the team headed to the Desert Diamond Cup today.

EDIT: The Rapids just announced they released drafteee Tolani Ibikunle today.  The list below is updated.  Hat-tip to Rod (even if he is a Duck) for the news.

John Berner
Clint Irwin
Joe Nasco
Matt Pickens - On "Excused Absence"

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

Samuel Galindo - Unsigned trialistInternational
Juan Guzman - Unsigned trialist
Marion Hariston - Generation Adidas
Nick LaBrocca
Jose Mari - Unsigned trialistInternational
Dillon Powers
Dillon Serna - Homegrown Player
Nathan Sturgis
Jared Watts

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


Rod said...

Per the daily update on the Rapids site, Ibikunle has been released.

From their website:
"The Rapids have released third round SuperDraft pick Tolani Ibikunle from preseason."

Jason Maxwell said...

Thanks, updated