Mullan returns to Rapids in dual role…

BrianMullanBrian Mullan who retired from playing after last season with the Rapids returned to the team both as an assistant coach and a community ambassador. Full story here.

Welcome back Brian and best of luck in your new roles!

 

Catching up on other previous news.

– The Rapids have added to their front office last week in the hiring of Richard Clarke from Arsenal as the new Senior Director of Communications and Digital Media.

– Former Rapids homegrown player Davy Armstrong signs with USL Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

– The loan of Belgrano midfielder Lucas Pittinari to the Rapids was made official at the end of January.

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Rapids select Caleb Calvert in dispersal draft…

photo credit – Chivas USA

Caleb Calvert was the 8th pick in today dispersal draft of the former Chivas USA franchise. I know what you’re thinking, “another young player”. This one with very little experience at just 18 years old, besides his time with the Chivas USA Reserves and some time with the U-16 US Soccer Academy team. Hopefully he will get the necessary training and development to be a great addition to the team. Calvert was the first homegrown player signed by Chivas USA at the age of 16 and did appear in the Homegrown game during the all-star week this season in Portland, but has yet to see any playing time with the first team during his time with Chivas USA. Overall, not a bad pick up by the Rapids if we’re talking about the future of the franchise. The Rapids need someone to come in right now and make a difference going into 2015.

In other news.

– Shane O’Neill suits up for Sheffield Wednesday

– Brian Mullan named to MLS Playoffs all-time Best XI