Dec 22 – MLS announced the 2016 home openers for every team in the league. The Rapids will open the season on the road at San Jose on Sunday March 6th. Then 6 days later the Rapids will host the new look LA Galaxy in their home opener at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, March 12th.
Here’s what happened this past week in burgundy and blue.
Dec 15 – Rapids sign Sounders FC midfielder Marco Pappa. A lot of fans from all over are very excited about this acquisition by the Rapids and it’s a fresh start for Pappa, who sounds like he’s ready to embrace it!
Dec 16 – Free agent veteran defender Drew Moor departs for Toronto FC. A good career move for Moor as the league’s 2nd free agent signing in MLS history.
With the release of the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars – The Force Awakens, the Rapids social media team also got into the Star Wars frenzy today releasing this photo earlier today.
Job well done Rapids social media team!
We can only hope that the force will be with this team in 2016.
As rumored and speculated a great deal from over the weekend, Rapids free agent defender Drew Moor has signed north of the border with Toronto FC.
Toronto Sun story here.
Moor, a fan favorite helped in anchoring the Rapids back line for the last 7 seasons and was also a member of the 2010 MLS Champions.
Best of luck to Drew Moor and we thank you for everything you did while wearing burgundy and blue!
What has been talked about a lot on social media since last Thursday has finally come to fruition. The Rapids today have finalized a trade with the Seattle Sounders for Marco Pappa. The Rapids traded away general allocation monies for Pappa.
The Guatemalan attacking midfielder is a 7 year MLS veteran (Fire’08-12, Sounders ’14-15), with 35 goals and 27 assists in 161 appearances. Marco will wear #10 for the Rapids just as he did in Seattle.
Here’s more on the trade from the Seattle Times, click here.
We welcome you Marco Pappa!
Here’s what has transpired with the Rapids this past week.
Dec 9 – Rapids re-sign Sean St. Ledger – Good decision by the Rapids front office on the re-signing of St. Ledger. He was solid on the Rapids back line since he came over late in the season from Orlando.
Rapids take Michael Azira in Waiver Draft – The Ugandan international midfielder was the only player taken in last Wednesday’s waiver draft. Azira, 28 has 2 years MLS experience, both with the Sounders. He made 25 appearances, with 14 starts. This was definitely a salary cap-friendly pickup for the Rapids, that could pay off for the club in 2016.
Dec 11 – Rapids acquire MacMath from Union – Another good decision by the RFO in bringing back MacMath to back up Irwin in net. Rapids traded a 2017 2nd round pick to the Philadelphia Union for MacMath. MacMath made just 3 appearances last season for the Rapids.