In what comes as a surprise to most everyone this morning, Tim Hinchey just granted the wishes of many of the Rapids faithful. Hinchey will be leaving the Rapids front office to take over as President & CEO of USA Swimming as reported in a press release by USA Swimming.
Switchbacks FC fail to advance in last night’s match against OKC Energy FC in the 3rd round of the US Open Cup, missing out on a 3rd straight meeting with the Rapids this season. The Rapids will face Energy FC for the first time. Game according to ussoccer.com is scheduled for June 13th. 3rd round US Open Cup results and 4th round schedule here.
No Bobby Burling for this weekend’s match again the Crew SC, thanks to the Disciplinary Committee. No Howard due to US National team duties. No Watts possibly with a calf injury. Mekeil Williams is possibly also out as he is training with Trinidad & Tobago this week for the upcoming WCQ against the US next Thursday. So the back four for Saturday looks like it could be Hairston, Sjoberg, Ford and Miller to start.
Congrats to Conor Casey who will join the Rapids Gallery of Honor on Saturday.
The 2017 league schedule was finally released on Wednesday, along with a new match ball design. The new ball design looks incredible!
Highlights for the 2017 Rapids schedule are of course the season/home opener March 4th against the New England Revolution. Other highlights include…
March 18 – Minnesota United – first ever meeting between the expansion United and the Rapids
April 15 – Real Salt Lake – First leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup
June 24 – @ Atlanta United – First ever meeting between Rapids & the ATLU
July 4 – Seattle Sounders FC – First meeting since the Western Conference playoff finals of 2016.The stakes will be different in this matchup but I expect the Rapids to show a decidely different team this time around.
Congratulations to Tim Hinchey for adding to his award case with winning the MLS Exec of the Year for 2016! Well deserved.
Welcome to Rapids draft picks midfielder Sam Hamilton(15th overall, Univ of Denver) and defender Liam Callahan(24th, Syracuse Univ). The Rapids have added two players from the University of Denver this week with the signing of homegrown player Kort Ford.
Finally a huge congratulations to Rapids defender Jared Watts, who was married last weekend.
As if the lack of positive results on the field weren’t bad enough, it seems as if the Rapids front office is getting in the act of producing bad results as well. Former MLS/Rapids and Denver Post beat writer Chris Bianchi tells the story of his recent firing and how the Rapids front office, specifically Tim Hinchey may be involved. Read the full story here.
Here Keith Olbermann sums it all up in the Rapids Tim Hinchey making Olbermann’s “worst persons in the sports world” segment coming at the 1:27 mark. Way to go Hinchey, not the type of publicity you want for yourself or the club!