Thursday, February 11, 2010

Roster Comings and Goings…

Amidst the third week of preseason training, the Rapids have made several player transactions as the team’s roster gets closer to taking its final shape.

In addition to yesterday’s announcement of the signings of defender/midfielder Danny Earls and defender Oscar Murillo and Wednesday’s news that the club traded defender Ty Harden to Toronto FC, the Rapids released forward Chris Cutshaw. Cutshaw was Colorado’s fourth round selection in January’s MLS SuperDraft from Bradley University.

Next week, the Rapids will welcome Jamaican international Devon Hodges for a trial period. The 25-year old forward has appeared in both of Jamaica’s recent friendlies, alongside the Rapids’ own Omar Cummings, playing the full 90 minutes against Canada on January 31 and 12 minutes on Wednesday in the Reggae Boyz’ friendly against Argentina.

Hodges is one of a handful of trialists that will join the team throughout the early weeks of training, as the team has seen former Denver University midfielders Collin Audley and Leon Abravanel among the team’s sessions already this year.

This is always a busy period for the Rapids technical staff, so be sure to check back to and the Rapids Undercurrent for all the latest official news and updates!

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