Friday, January 19, 2007

Celtic In Denver In July, Rapids Coy Over Casey

The Colorado Rapids assistant coach John Murphy was coy over Conor Casey at last night's supporters event. He was very clear the Rapids wanted him. The problem is so do other teams and the Rapids aren't at the top. The Rapids don't have any allocations to use to bring him in but other teams do. Casey can end up with the Rapids if he really wants to return home to play. The question will be what the Rapids would have to give up for him. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Rapids trading Aitor Karanka to get the allocation they would need for Casey. And the team with the most allocations and the greatest need to improve their defense is....... Real Salt Lake. The other big news was that the Rapids confirmed that everything was in place for Celtic to be playing at the All-Star game in July. That's right, it's more or less a done deal. Watch for the MLS and the Rapids to be announcing this in the next few weeks.


Anonymous said...

The Allocation List on is inaccurate, as it is from last year and hasn't been updated since April. RSL traded at least one of those allocations to TFC for Kreis and another to DC for Adu. If anything TFC and DC are the teams Colorado should be looking to trade with. I'm sure DC would take an extra defender and forward, possibly Petke, Wingert, or Nico.

Brian said...

I agree, trading with DC United might be the best route for Colorado if they want to get Casey. I suggested on my site that United try and bring Casey into the club, as he speaks German and would be able to communicate with Emilio. Petke would provide a much needed defensive role for United, so trading for him might not be that bad an idea.