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.
Looks as though the Rapids will spend another preseason in the Grand Canyon state of Arizona. In what is used to be known as the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson featuring FC Tucson along with numerous other MLS teams, is now the Sun Cup to be held in both Phoenix and Tucson sponsored by Mobile Mini Solutions. Ten other MLS teams will also be participating in this 3 week preseason event as well. Tournament dates are Feb 3rd-24th. Full Story here.
FC Tucson were acquired by Phoenix Rising FC just recently, back in October 2017.
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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.
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.