Saturday, March 21, 2015

Rapids Sign Ben Newnam From Charlotte

Based on his Instagram post today the Rapids signed defender Ben Newnam.  He signed with Charlotte this offseason but has been in Rapids camp from the beginning and apparently the Independence and Colorado worked something out to get him onto our roster.  With the signing we now have 27 players under contract (including Doyle) and 7 of our 8 international spots filled.  The new CBA reduced roster sizes from 30 to 28 but there's no word on how players at the USL affiliates (like Berner and Calvert) count.  So the Rapids have at least 1 spot free.

Updated roster:

(* = international):

John Berner
Clint Irwin
Zac MacMath

Marc Burch
Bobby Burling
Michael Harrington
Drew Moor
Ben Newnam
Shane O'Neill
James Riley
Axel Sjoberg*

Carlos Alvarez
Sam Cronin
Marlon Hairston
Nick LaBrocca
Lucas Pittinari*
Dillon Powers
Juan Ramirez*
Marcelo Sarvas
Dillon Serna
Jared Watts

Dominique Badji*
Caleb Calvert
Kevin Doyle*
Charles Eloundou* (not yet in camp, visa issues)
Vicente Sanchez
Gabriel Torres*

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