The Rapids have reported today the signing of striker Yannick Boli to a one year deal from Dàlián Yīfāng of the Chinese Super League, story here.
The question now becomes, who will end up wearing the number 94? Hairston currently wears it and has since he’s entered the league and Boli has worn the same number in China and Russia where he has played previously. Somehow I dont think it’s gonna really be an issue, it’s all in fun that I brought it up
Yannick Boli on twitter: @Yabol94
The soccer issue of Mile High Sports Magazine is out and it features the Rapids Tim Howard, Stefan Aigner and Jack Price on the cover.
The Rapids have loaned 4 players to their USL affiliate Charlotte Independence ahead of their MLS season opener, story here.
Bad news coming out of the Rapids camp today as it was reported that 2nd year defender Kortne Ford will miss 8-10 weeks with a sprained left MCL, story here.
Ford made 20 appearances, 19 starts in 2017, his rookie season.
This comes a day after Ford tweeted that his mother’s cancer numbers have again increased. Tough times right now for the Ford family.
The club and it’s supporters are behind you Ford family! Stay strong! #standforthefords
Wait, what?! This sounds like a bad bank transaction with Wells Fargo. According to coloradorapids.com, the Rapids earlier today acquired over a quarter million in targeted allocation monies($277,500) from Whitecaps FC in exchange for $185,000 in general allocation monies.
Could we see a roster move of some sort about to be made by the Rapids? Or are they putting something together for the summer transfer window? We’ll have to wait and see.
The Rapids roster continues taking shape as last Friday the club announced the signing of Rapids academy player Sam Vines to a homegrown player 3 year contract.
Looks as if the Rapids have added their long awaited striker this offseason as the Rapids add striker Joe Mason from Wolverhampton on a one year loan, story here. Mason is certainly not the striker that supporters were hoping or looking for but we’ll just have to see how this addition pans out over the 2018 campaign.
It was also announced that the Rapids have signed Niki Jackson, a 4th round pick of the 2018 SuperDraft to a one year deal out of Grand Canyon University.
Today the Rapids announced the addition of Enzo Martinez, a midfielder from their USL affiliate Charlotte Independence, story here. It is a one year deal with a second year option. Welcome to the club Enzo!
Here are some hightlights via USL & the Charlotte Independence.
One thing can be said this off season of the Rapids. There is no “off” in this off season that’s certain for what the front office is trying to accomplish. It seems almost daily that the Rapids have interest in someone within the soccer world.
Friday it was reported that the Rapids were now showing interest in Sheffield United forward Billy Sharp, here via ESPN.
Also announced over the weekend that Rapids defender Mike da Fonte will go on loan to USL club Phoenix Rising FC.
Rapids trade a 2nd round pick in the 2020 Superdraft to Sporting KC for keeper Andrew Dykstra. Story here.