Rapids extend USL affiliation with Independence…

The Rapids have just made it official that they are continuing their USL affiliation with the Charlotte Independence, story here.

This was in a way kind of expected when you consider the already busier than normal off-season the Rapids were expected to have. Retooling the roster, hiring a new manager, etc, etc. Extending their affiliation with the Independence was the easiest thing to do. Now they can get on to the more important stuff, like finalizing a roster, preparing for CONCACAF Champion’s League play, preseason in Arizona and so on.

Weekend on tap…..

What’s of interest in the soccer world for the weekend? My interests will be watching MLS Cup and hoping for a Toronto FC victory, I have my reasons. Watching the Manchester derby on Sunday. Come on City! Can Valencia bounce back from last week’s loss at Getafe to beat Celta Vigo and keep pace with Barcelona? While not letting both Madrids catch them? Three versus four in the Bundesliga, as Schalke and Monchengladbach go at it. And I’ll watch a little Serie A action with Juventus versus Inter.

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Burgundy Headlines for Sept 7th…

The second Rapids player to go on loan within a week as Berner makes his way to Phoenix to join the USL’s Rising F.C. Last week it was Caleb Calvert loaned out to the Rapids USL affiliate Charlotte Independence.

Kudos to Kroenke for getting involved with donating to the Red Cross. Stay safe everyone in the Carolinas and the rest of the Southeast with Irma approaching.

Burgundy Headlines for Aug 10th…

A lot going on today in Rapids world. Starting with the big news of the day with Dillon Powers.

Thank you Dillon Powers for all that you did in your time here with the Rapids. Best of luck to Sam Hamilton in his loan to Phoenix Rising FC. Sam if not recalled back to the first team before then, will return to Colorado when Phoenix visits Weidner Field to take on the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Sept 9th. Congrats to the Charlotte Independence on growing their current unbeaten streak to 12 games.

Burgundy Headlines for 10/27…

Rapids waive two 2016 Super Draft picks in Froschauer and Appiah…

A couple of picks from the 2016 MLS Super Draft were waived today by the Colorado Rapids, announced earlier. Neither Emmanuel Appiah (1st Rd, 15th pick) and Chris Froschauer(2nd Rd, 43rd pick) featured in any games for the Rapids, both spending the 2016 season with USL affiliate, Charlotte Independence. Appiah made 2 appearances, committing one foul in 24 minutes for the Independence and Froschauer made no appearances for the Independence this season. Full story here.

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.

Hairston on loan to Charlotte…

Marlon Hairston who has yet to feature for the Rapids this season due to injury has been loaned to the Rapids USL affiliate Charlotte Independence. Full story here.

The Rapids have loaned John Berner, Charles Eloundou, Caleb Calvert and now Marlon Hairston to Charlotte.

The Independence travel to Wilmington to take on the Wilmington Hammerheads FC Friday night, gametime 5pm Mountain on YouTube.