Colorado Rapids Training Camp & Roster

The preseason for the Rapids officially got started this week. Players reported to team headquarters for their physicals today, after the jump are the Rapids’ preseason plans. 

Preseason Schedule
Jan.19: Players report, physical examinations
Jan. 20-21: Fitness assessment and testing
Jan. 22: Day off
Jan. 23: First day of training, 10:00 a.m., Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (open to media)
Jan. 24-Feb. 3: Training in Denver
Feb. 4-12: Training in California (Oxnard, San Luis Obispo)
Feb.13-18: Training in Denver
Feb.19-27: Training in Honolulu, Hawaii (Hawaiian Islands Invitational)
Feb. 28-March 9: Training in Denver
Sat., March 10: First Kick: Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew, 4:00 p.m. MT, Dick’s Sporting Good’s Park

Preseason Matches
Tue., Feb 7: vs Chivas USA (TBD)
Fri., Feb. 10: vs San Jose Earthquakes (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Thu., Feb. 23: vs Yokohama FC (Honolulu, HI), 8:30 p.m. HST
Sat., Feb. 25: vs Busan I’Park/Melbourne Heart (Honolulu, HI), TBD

The Rapids roster has a ton of depth if healthy; I have compiled a list of players on the training camp roster so far. Jaime Castrillón is included on my list as a rumor. Nothing has been confirmed nor denied by the club, though several announcements have yet to be made. The Rapids also didn’t pick up the option of both defenders Danny Earls (Ireland) and Miguel Comminges (Guadeloupe) this season leaving valuable international roster spots open. Also, according to the Rapids Caleb Folan is working on getting his residency and has yet to report along with several other players due to other reasons. The roster as of right now consists of 30 players with four goalkeepers (all four not likely to make it through camp).

Forwards:
Omar Cummings
Conor Casey (injured)
Macoumba Jandji
Caleb Folan
Quincy Amarikwa
Andre Akpan

Midfielders:
Jeff Larentowicz
Brian Mullan
Pablo Mastroeni
Jamie Smith (injured)
Wells Thompson
Joseph Nane
Steven Emory (resigned)
Ross LaBauex
Josh Janniere (Home Grown)
Davy Armstrong (Home Grown)
Tony Cascio (Draft)
Kohei Yamada (via supplemental draft)

Defenders:
Drew Moor
Anthony Wallace
Marvell Wynne
Kosuke Kimura
Scott Palguta
Eddie Ababio
Hunter Freeman (signed, rights drafted from Houston)
Tyrone Marshall

Goal keepers:
Matt Pickens
Steward Ceus
Ian Joyce
Joel Helmick (via supplemental draft)

Rumored:
Jaime Castrillón

As you can see, the Rapids do have options. This is what I hope our opening day lineup looks like:

————–Pickens————-

Freeman-Moor-Wynne-Wallace

Kimura-JL-Pablo-Mullan

———Omar—Kandji———–

It won’t be long until First Kick!

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