Ahead of the team’s trip to Ft. Lauderdale, the Rapids have made several moves reducing their preseason roster size. The team has also finalized details for their three preseason matches in Florida.
No longer with the club are Kevin Forrest, Brain Grazier, Henry Kalungi and Jordan Seabrook.
In additional roster news, much has been speculated on the situation involving Nico Colaluca. Over the past several weeks, Nico has spent time training with the New York Red Bulls. Due to the sensitivity of the situation, the Rapids are continuing to monitor Nico’s status.
While in Florida, the team will play three games, giving Gary Smith and his staff a first look at their 2009 squad in match-play.
On Thursday, February 12, the Rapids will take on Florida International University at 1pm MT. Colorado then face Jacksonville University on Sunday, February 15 at 1pm MT.
Both matches will take place on-site at the team’s hotel. The final match on the team’s trip will be on Tuesday, February 17 against FC Dallas at 1pm MT at the Broward County Park Cricket Ground.