Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Roster News

The Denver Post tonight has a couple pieces of roster news:

  • Pickens likely to be traded within MLS for a minimum amount, hopefully by the end of the week.
No surprise at this point.  Its now a buyers market for teams who want a GK because everyone knows the Rapids want to get Matt off the roster before they have to eat all of his salary this year.  Colorado really doesn't have much leverage when negotiating a deal.  Its too bad the team's gotten into this situation, you have to wonder if there was a deal that could have been made during the season last year, but hindsight is 20/20.  Still, giving Pickens away for almost nothing is a poor result given his value.
  • Armstrong is not actually on the roster, he is currently rehabbing with the team.
No surprise here other than getting the concrete answer of his status.  This means the team actually has three open roster spots, plus whatever happens with Pickens.

Bravo says they'll be looking at some trialists (other rumors have them signing Galindo soon) to fill those open spots but they're in no hurry.

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