Monday, January 19, 2015

Cronin Arrives, ASG Confirmed

Today the Rapids traded some of that allocation money (presumably) from the Klute trade to San Jose for Sam Cronin.  Cronin is a 28 year old holding/defensive midfielder that joined the league in 2009 with Toronto and moved to San Jose in min-2010, playing in almost every game in the last 4 seasons.  Last year he made 187K so he's a middle of the pack MLS regular.

This is a solid if unspectacular move by the Rapids.  This should make LaBrocca redundant as they do very similar things for similar prices (LaBrocca is $35K cheaper).  I think this is an upgrade for the team if Cronin takes LaBrocca's minutes.  Its a waste of a move if they try to find room for both of them on the team though.

Also today the Denver Post confirmed that the Dick will host the All-Star Game.  Both Commerce City and Denver will "host" the game with evens both at the Dick (including the game) and in downtown Denver.  More details including date and possibly opponent will be announced during the formal event on Wednesday.

Here's our current roster with today's move (* = international):

John Berner
Clint Irwin
Zac MacMath

Marc Burch
Bobby Burling
Joseph Greenspan (on Naval duty through 2017 probably)
Michael Harrington
Zat Knight* (unsigned)
Drew Moor
John Neeskens
Shane O'Neill
Alex Sjoberg* (unsigned)

Sam Cronin
Marlon Hairston
Nick LaBrocca (unsigned)
Dillon Powers
Marcelo Sarvas*
Dillon Serna
Jared Watts

Deshorn Brown*
Caleb Calvert
Charles Eloundou*
Vicente Sanchez*
Gabriel Torres*

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