OK, playing catch up from a few headlines from last week.
Despite training camp opening for the Burgundy Boys in Boulder, last week it was all about former Rapids player Conor Casey. The rumor of the former Rapids striker joining the Rapids coaching staff has come to fruition.
Still no word on whether Casey’s addition to the Rapids coaching staff is in place of John Spencer or not as was first rumored.
And while we’re on the subject of one Conor, another Conor finds a new home, see below.
Welcome back Conor Casey! Best of luck in Puerto Rico Conor Doyle!
It was a busy week for the Rapids as the 2016 regular season opener against San Jose on the road is now less than 4 weeks away.
Feb 8 – Rapids defeat OC Blues 2-0 in a preseason friendly. in the second preseason friendly of the preseason, Kevin Doyle and Caleb Calvert score.
Feb 9 – Rapids acquire Conor Doyle from DC United. Trading away a third round pick in the 2017 draft the Rapids acquired forward Conor Doyle.
Feb 13 – Rapids defeat Sacramento Republic FC 1-0. Rapids win in their first official preseason match against Republic FC on a late goal by A.J. Cochran. Rapids move to 3-0 in the preseason with previous wins over OC Blues FC and Seongnam FC.
As first reported by the Washington Post Soccer Insider this morning, D.C. United forward Conor Doyle has been traded to the Rapids for a 3rd round draft pick in 2017.
The attacking forward has scored 4 goals in 56 appearances since 2013 with DC United. Prior to 2013 Doyle featured for Derby County in 22 appearances over 3 seasons.
Doyle’s salary was $61500 last season with DC United according to the MLS Players Union website.
Follow Conor Doyle on Twitter: @ConorDoyle14