The Hudson/Aigner saga has finally come to an end and not in the way that most supporters are in agreement with. The Rapids just announced that the club and Stefan Aigner have mutually agreed to terminate the remainder of his contract.
The short of this that this frees up the contract immediately for the club and hopefully frees up some pressure for the locker room without the players having to no longer field questions about the ongoing feud between Hudson and Aigner. This I hope also means there is someone the Rapids have in mind for the summer transfer window to allow the team to move forward on the field and in the table. There’s still a lot of soccer to be played this season and this can be turned around.
Best of luck to Stefan Aigner in the remainder of his career wherever he may land.
The GOOD – That this match is finally over. Castillo seems to be one of a few if not the only player to actually possess the ability to take and dribble the ball at defenders successfully. Azira filled in well with Price being out due to yellow card accumulation.
The BAD – The defense overall from the back line to the defensive midfield, etc. The midfield and offense havent been any better overall. Too many balls played over the top for absolutely no reason. Short field or not the Rapids cant seems to connect more than 1-2 passes at a time, resulting in too many turnovers. Rapids missed Jack Price this game, definitely missing Blomberg who is still out due to injury. Zero creativity from the midfield with these two out. No service to the forwards if you don’t have anyone in the midfield who can create. Please can we please remove the “C” from Howard and give it to Price. I’ve never agreed with any team giving it’s captaincy to a goalie. It just doesn’t make sense.
Not to mention the ongoing albeit quiet spat between Hudson and Aigner, keeping the attacking midfielder off the pitch doesn’t help this team either.
In all honesty week in and week out, especially after losses, Hudson is starting to sound a lot like the Broncos head coach Vance Joseph did last season.
The UGLY – Cellar dwellers of the Western Conference. Playoffs? At this point having lost 5 in a row, I think not.
MOTM this week and should have been last week in my opinion is Edgar Castillo.
Thank God its a long season and there is still plenty of time to turn this around.
The Rapids today announced a few roster changes ahead of Sunday’s 2pm kickoff against Orlando City, click here. These changes come after last week’s roster move of Rapids rookie Niki Jackson going on loan to the USL’s Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
Didn’t see this one coming. The Rapids have parted ways with defender Jared Watts, sending him to the Houston Dynamo for $100,000 in targeted allocation money. Full story here.
Best of luck Jared with the Dynamo and thanks for your time with the Rapids.
The Rapids have reported today the signing of striker Yannick Boli to a one year deal from Dàlián Yīfāng of the Chinese Super League, story here.
The question now becomes, who will end up wearing the number 94? Hairston currently wears it and has since he’s entered the league and Boli has worn the same number in China and Russia where he has played previously. Somehow I dont think it’s gonna really be an issue, it’s all in fun that I brought it up
Yannick Boli on twitter: @Yabol94
The soccer issue of Mile High Sports Magazine is out and it features the Rapids Tim Howard, Stefan Aigner and Jack Price on the cover.
The Rapids have loaned 4 players to their USL affiliate Charlotte Independence ahead of their MLS season opener, story here.
Bad news coming out of the Rapids camp today as it was reported that 2nd year defender Kortne Ford will miss 8-10 weeks with a sprained left MCL, story here.
Ford made 20 appearances, 19 starts in 2017, his rookie season.
This comes a day after Ford tweeted that his mother’s cancer numbers have again increased. Tough times right now for the Ford family.
The club and it’s supporters are behind you Ford family! Stay strong! #standforthefords
Wait, what?! This sounds like a bad bank transaction with Wells Fargo. According to coloradorapids.com, the Rapids earlier today acquired over a quarter million in targeted allocation monies($277,500) from Whitecaps FC in exchange for $185,000 in general allocation monies.
Could we see a roster move of some sort about to be made by the Rapids? Or are they putting something together for the summer transfer window? We’ll have to wait and see.