The 39 year old goalkeeper has announced he will retire following this MLS season. Tim Howard spent 13 seasons in the premier league and played 121 games for the USMNT. Can Tim capture an MLS Cup with the Rapids in his last year?
The Colorado Rapids have turned down a $3M bid from Championship side Norwich City for midfielder Kellyn Acosta. In 6 MLS seasons, the 23-year-old midfielder has 11 goals and 15 assists in 129 appearances for Colorado and FC Dallas. Should Colorado consider selling the USMNT midfielder?
The Colorado Rapids started off Friday by trading up to get the 5th overall pick. The Rapids sent $100,000 of General Allocation Money and the 15th overall pick to the Chicago Fire in exchange for the pick. With the 5th pick the Rapids selected University of Denver forward Andre Shinyashiki. Shinyashiki is a player that the Rapids know well and that fits into their system. Expect Andre to start a couple games next to Diego Rubio and Kei Kamara next season. The Rapids used the the #28 overall pick to select defender Marcello Borges out of the University of Michigan. Marcello has made 11 appearances for US Youth National teams. If Borges signs with the Rapids, expect him to be loaned out to the Switchbacks for the first season as he still needs to develop some more MLS necessary skills. The final player the Rapids selected in the draft was Jacob Hauser-Ramsey. Hauser-Ramsey played college soccer with the University of Connecticut and what what I've watched, he looks like he could/will be an MLS caliber player. Hauser-Ramsey was predicted to be picked earlier in the draft so it is considered a steal that the Rapids were able to pick him up #42 overall. Jacob is in a similar situation to Marcello Borges. The UConn defender will most likely play a couple games early on in the season before being loaned out. I do think that Jacob Hauser-Ramsey is closer to MLS level than Marcello Borges.
Breaking: According to Sam Stejskal, the Colorado Rapids and free agent midfielder Benny Feilhaber have agreed to a deal. One year and an option. He’ll be paid just under the max budget charge in 2019. I have spoken to my sources from Colorado and have confirmed that deal as well. Should be announced very soon.
The Colorado Rapids will kick off 2019 preseason training on January 21 in Commerce City, Colorado. Players will participate in medical and fitness testing before traveling to Florida. The team will spend 11 days training in Florida before a match against FC Cincinnati. The Rapids will spend several weeks in California training and playing 7 matches before returning back to their home state.
The Colorado Rapids will start their season at home, hosting the Portland Timers. The game will take place March 2, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado at 4PM MDT.
Report: The Colorado Rapids may be looking to sign Chilean wonder-kid, Marcelo Allende. Allende, 19, currently plays for Necaxa in Mexico. Will the former Arsenal trialist play for the Rapids in the future?
Report: According to multiple reports, DC United, Colorado Rapids, and LAFC have all been chasing American-Danish player Ryan Laursen. Ryan Laursen was born in Los Angeles, California. He played in Denmark all his career and even represented the Danish youth teams. The curren 26-year-old full back currently plays for Odense Boldklub in the first division of Denmark. Currently DC United according to the reports is leading the race and will start negotiating with the player fairly soon.