Hairston named to USL Team of the Week and USL Player of the Week…

Charlotte Independence defender Marlon Hairston on loan from the Rapids was named the USL Player of the week and also to the USL team of the week after recording one goal and an assist in a 3-0 win against the Richmond Kickers. The win over Richmond was the second in a row for the Independence. Full story here.

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Independence get first win, 1-0 over LCFC…

Rapids USL affiliate Charlotte Independence grab their first win of the season with a 1-0 win over Louisville City FC. John Berner gets the clean sheet for Charlotte with 6 saves and handing Louisville City their first loss of the season. Charlotte (1-2-2) moves up to 8th in the Eastern Conference from the 11th spot with 5 points. Charlotte takes much needed momentum into their next match Friday at home against Richmond.

Rapids take the pitch in a little over an hour against the Galaxy, let’s hope the Rapids can emulate their USL affiliate tonight and get a win as well.

Rapids add Argentine attacker, Solignac

The Rapids have made it official today in the signing of Argentine forward Luis Solignac fromĀ Nueva Chicago of the Argentine first division. Full story here.

The Rapids continue to add pieces to their roster as they have since the off season, with Kevin Doyle still to come this summer.

I expect we’ll see a little less of Badji and more of Solignac, depending on matchups of course and Pablo’s questionable ability to figure out suitable substitution patterns. Too bad Sarvas is out due to injury, but the team should fair well with Powers and Ramirez. Let’s not start me on LaBrocca.

Welcome Solignac to the Rapids!