Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Drafts: Zero Lost, One Added

As expected no Rapids were selected in the LAFC expansion draft yesterday.  In today's waiver draft only two selections were made, one by the Rapids with the #3 pick.  Kip Colvey was claimed from San Jose.  This is not a surprise as Colvey is a New Zealand international who most recently played in both legs of the World Cup playoff against Peru.  He obviously knows Hudson and his system.  Colvey is a wingback who can play on either side.  He was drafted by SJ in the 2016 draft and spent most of the last two years on loan to SJ's USL affiliates.  Despite playing for New Zealand Colvey was born in Hawai'i so he doesn't take up an international slot.

Colvey is essentially Dennis Castillo without the need for an international spot.  Good chance he gets some time in Charlotte this season while being available for USOC games and emergency backup for the first team.  At 23 years old he doesn't have much time left to improve into a MLS player but its not unheard of.  Its a solid move for depth with little down side or cost.

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