Yesterday’s 2016 Super Draft in Baltimore was a busy one for a number of teams, but none more than the Rapids. The Rapids came into the Super Draft with the number 2 overall pick and there were rumblings ahead of time that there was possibility of them trading away the pick.
That pick was traded away to the Union, but prior to that, the Rapids had made a trade with the Galaxy, sending allocation monies away for the 12th overall pick. Then the Rapids traded away their 12th and 22nd picks to the Fire for their 15th and 33rd picks and their top allocation spot. That 15th pick would not be traded away as the Rapids used that pick on midfielder Emmanuel Appiah from the University of Cincinnati.
The Rapids now with the #1 allocation spot, came the rumors of the Rapids going after U.S. International Alejandro Bedoya, of French side Nantes as reported by Taylor Twellman.
Then soon after the Rapids made another trade, this time with Western Conference rival, FC Dallas, trading away the 33rd pick for the 37th and 57th picks. The 37th pick was spent on defender Dennis Castillo out of VCU.
At the end of the day, the Rapids made a lot of moves, confusing most of them. Are the Rapids are any better coming away from the first two rounds as they were going in? No. Rounds 3 and 4 of the draft take place on Tuesday the 19th.