Saturday, February 17, 2018

New Rumor And Final Preseason Game Wrap-Up

Interesting rumor reported by Steven Goff tonight:
Mason is under contract with Wolves through 2018 so any loan with an option to buy would have to buy him out of his final year.  He's a serial loanee, having spent time on multiple loans to Bolton when signed with Cardiff and most recently he just got back from Burton Albion while signed for Wolves.  That said, those are all Championship (or better) teams, so the quality is there.  I'm not sure this is a the "big striker" signing we need but he would be a good signing as a secondary striker to push Badji.  Regardless we need some sort of striker signing so its good to see something on that front.

Catching up from earlier in the week the Rapids played Phoenix Rising FC in Arizona for their final preseason game before coming home to prep for Tuesday's Champions League match.  The lineup for the game:

Apparently no subs for this one, at least for the Rapids.  Phoenix subbed out the whole lineup after about 60 minutes.  Both Rapids goals came after that, both headers, one by Badji and one by Smith off a corner from Price.  Trialist Enzo Martinez looked really good in this one and I wouldn't be shocked to hear he's been signed before the CCL match.  Somebody will need to tell him the 38 he's wearing in camp has special meaning though.  Jack Price bossed the game around but did had a nasty tackle that probably could have been red.  Regardless he's already on his way to being a fan favorite.

Next up is the CCL match on Tuesday against Toronto.  With the forecast though (high of 12, low of 2, and snow showers) I wouldn't be shocked if they reschedule it for Wednesday when its supposed to be sunny and not threat-of-frostbite cold.  We'll see what Monday brings.

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