The Colorado Rapids announced two roster moves today, as the club signed Scottish midfielder Jamie Smith and waived midfielder Terry Cooke.
Head Coach Gary Smith took time to share his views with The Rapids Undercurrent on today's transactions.
"I think it is always a difficult time when senior players move on and times change. I think we are looking towards the future with Jamie Smith, but that does not take anything away from what Terry has achieved with the club, how professional he has been and what a fan favorite he has been for a period of time."
"I do hope as we move on and that as success comes to the club that our fans can embrace the players that are going to be a part of their future helping them become as successful as we plan for them to be."
"Jamie Smith has been brought in predominantly as a wide player. He is versatile enough to play on both flanks as well as an attacking midfielder player."
"Jamie is a direct and quick player, who is hard working and energetic with a very descent amount of quality. What I do hope is we can fulfill a very similar role on the right hand side that we have on the left. I am sure it will take him a little time to adjust to the altitude and to the league and we are working extremely hard to make sure that happens as quickly as possible."