Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Roster Moves

The Rapids made a pair of roster moves over the last few days.  Last week they announced the re-signing of homegrown player defender Davy Armstrong.  Armstrong blew out his knee playing on-loan with Phoenix last season and had been rehabbing it since then.  He's now at full strength and was able to earn a new contract.  Armstrong has made 1 appearance for the team in league play, for 4 minutes in a 2012 match.  He also has featured in USOC and CCL play.

Today Colorado announced the waving of defender Brenton Griffths.  Griffiths was a 2013 Supplemental Draft pick and was signed early in the 2013 season.  Griffiths made 1 league appearance last year as a 90th minute sub and also played in the USOC.

As you can see this was swapping one deep bench defender for another, but it does free up an international spot as Griffiths is Jamaican.  I'm not surprised to see Griffiths waved as he was so far down the depth chart it was unlikely he was ever going to get playing time.  I'm surprised that the team re-signed Armstrong though.  He's been with the team since late summer 2010 and only ever made the one league appearance in 3+ seasons, I assumed that he would be kept on until healthy and then released to find another team probably in USL/NASL.

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