Saturday, July 14, 2007

MLS 2007 Team Moves : Colorado Rapids

With the season half over and Blanco and Beckham about to join their respective teams (Chicago and Los Angeles), I thought it would be good to go through each team in the league and summarize the moves they've made coming into and during the 2007 season. The first team I'll look at is currently the 2nd worst team in the league, the Colorado Rapids.

In
* José Cancela - Traded from Toronto FC (traded for Youth International slot to be held by Toronto until 2009)
* Conor Casey - Traded from Toronto FC (traded for an allocation and rights to Riley O'Neil)
* Nico Colaluca - S igned as 1st round Superdraft pick
* Omar Cummings - Signed as draft pick
* John DiRaimondo - Signed as draft pick
* Herculez Gomez - Traded from Los Angeles along with Ugo Ihemelu for Joe Cannon.
* Justin Hughes - Signed as draft pick
* Ugo Ihemelu - Traded from Los Angeles along with Herculez Gomez for Joe Cannon.
* Kosuke Kimura - Signed as draft pick
* Nick LaBrocca - Signed as draft pick
* Brandon Prideaux - Traded from DC United(for 2 3rd round draft picks; one in 2007 Superdraft one in 2008 Superdraft.
* Zach Thornton - Traded from Chicago Fire for a conditional pick in 2008 Supplemental Draft.
* Facundo Erpen - Traded from D.C. United for Greg Vanney.

Out
* Roberto Brown - Released by team
* Greg Vanney - Traded to DC United for Facundo Erpen
* Joe Cannon - Traded to Los Angeles for Herculez Gomez and Ugo Ihemelu.
* Matt Crawford - Released by team
* Eric Denton - Released by team. NYRB picked him up in the waiver draft in November of 2006 only to release him the next March when they acquired Hunter Freeman.
* Hunter Freeman - Traded to New York Red Bulls for a 2008 3rd round SuperDraft pick and a 2007 4th round Supplemental draft pick.
* Luchi Gonzalez - Released by team and has since joined Miami FC (USL-1).
* Sasha Gotsmanov - Released by team and has since joined his hometown Minnesota Thunder (USL-1).
* Matt Jordan - Released by team. Joined Montreal Impact of USL-1.
* Aitor Karanka - Released by team
* Aaron King Released by team. Joined Charleston Battery of USL-1
* Thiago Martins - Transferred to Bodø/Glimt of the Norwegian Adeccoligaen
* Clint Mathis - Traded to New York Red Bulls for a fourth-round draft pick in 2008 and a conditional pick in 2009.
* Fabrice Noël - Released by team
* Alain Nkong - Released by team
* Riley O'Neill - Traded to Toronto FC (technically he hadn't signed with the league and the Rapids traded his rights; part of the deal for Conor Casey)
* Melvin Tarley - Released by team. Joined Puerto Rico Islanders (USL-1).

1 comment:

George said...

add another incoming (ballouchy) and another outgoing (beckerman) to the list!
George
FC Rocky