Rapids add German winger Stefan Aigner…

Willkommen Stefan Aigner!

Wednesday afternoon the Rapids announced the signing of the German born winger from 1860 Munich in what is a 3 1/2 year contract. Story here.

Is this the missing attacking piece to cure the Rapids scoring woes this season? We wont know for some time. A lot of this will depend on how quickly he is able to get comfortable in his new setting of course. How Pablo uses him is a huge factor, because it’s Pablo we’re talking about. How he uses anyone on the roster is and always seems to be a question mark.

The thought looks to be with this signing and with everyone healthy of course, is that Aigner on the right wing, which would have Marlon Hairston moving to right back where he has played a few times this season. Hairston would still be able to provide an attacking option from that position when necessary. This move also would allow Eric Miller to move back into his natural left back position.

Are there more moves to come from the RFO before the transfer window closes? We’ll have to wait and see.

 

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Rapids Recap Feb 14-20…

Feb 14 – Rapids acquire Miller from MontrealRapids add depth, experience, and added competition to the back line.

Feb 17 – Rapids 3-1 loss to Swope Park Rangers in Desert Diamond Cup. First match of the Desert Diamond Cup and a loss to first season USL side, Swope Park Rangers. Rapids 3-1 in preseason.

Feb 20 – Rapids drop points to Dynamo in a 0-0 draw. A draw is better than a loss. Unfortunately I didnt get to watch this match as I was at Coors Field taking in the Battle on Blake hockey game between Colorado College and DU. That’s the reason there was no Full 90 game recap.

Rapids add defensive depth, trade with Montreal for Miller…

This off season and so far into preseason the Rapids roster continues evolve. The Rapids yesterday traded a 2018 1st round pick in the Super Draft and GAM to the Montreal Impact for defender Eric Miller.

Miller played 2 seasons with Montreal and previous to Montreal he spent time with the Timbers U23 team.

Miller made $71375 with Montreal last season.

Follow Eric Miller on twitter:  @emillller