News: 2021-2022 Offseason Catch-All Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Rapids' started by Quinn 33, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I actually think the rumors made it less likely to leave him exposed. Do we want to miss out on a possible transfer fee?

    I thought Rubio was the most likely to be taken, but I was just reminded that Irwin is a Charlotte native. It might be that the new club wants a hometown guy.
     
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  2. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You make a great point on Rubio. For some reason I I keep thinking he’s out of contract 12/31 but he has another year left.
     
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  3. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I really don't see Charlotte taking Rubio given his minutes played per Goal rate.
     
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  4. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  5. jspsam

    jspsam Member

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Feb 23, 2019
    Boulder, CO
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If anyone's interested, I put together a brief overview/scouting report of the opponents Colorado could potentially face in the first round of the Champions League. Most qualified by way of the CONCACAF League, but there are a few interesting stories behind some teams' journeys. Notably, Haiti's Cavaly A.S. hasn't played a competitive match since their domestic league's season was abandoned in May. Additionally, a quirk of the process means that the Rapids have a slightly higher chance of drawing the sole Liga MX representative in Pot 2 compared to the other sides on the table.

    https://josephsamelson.com/post/670554438610616320/rapids-outlook-scouting-colorados-potential
     
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  6. TheWarmBurger

    TheWarmBurger Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Aug 7, 2018
    Arizona
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  7. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's also a slightly better chance of drawing Forge than the other non-Mexican teams (but not as good of a chance as Santos), since Forge is prevented from facing Montreal in the first round.
     
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  8. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  9. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    #134 unkiemark, Dec 14, 2021
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2021

    Translation:
    Sold by #Fla to Colorado Rapids, USA, Max will sign with the new team no later than Wednesday. Contract until 12/2026. Sale Details: US$1 million (R$5.6 million) in two installments for 80% $750,000 in cash $250,000 in mid 2022 Fla keeps 20%'
     
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  10. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
     
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  11. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
     
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  12. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/2021-mls-free-agency-eligible-player-list

    Here’s a list of free agents. Any one of interest for the Rapids? Just two names remotely spark my interest. Ethan Finlay & Sean Davis. Both are unlikely. Finlay is 31 and starting to have a little dip in his play. He’s a solid box-to-box midfielder though and has come up big some important matches. But seems highly unlikely with Kaye. Sean Davis is probably unlikely, too.. I’ve always felt he was one of the more underrate box-to-box players in MLS. He’s a perfect age at 28. He’s a leader and always consistent if his play, and is smart as they come on the pitch. But we again, have Kaye and both Davis’ parents are battling cancer in the NYC area. So I could see him staying close and re-signing with NYRB.
     
  13. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
     
  14. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Of course, we said the same thing when we acquired Kaye.
     
  15. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Could we actually see Acosta leave this winter? I haven’t heard any rumors and really, with his age, it’s now or never on getting that one big European contract. Acosta has expressed an interest to try his luck abroad but are their actual suitors at this point? If there’s any inkling he’s gone, I’d hope, the Rapids are having conversations with Sean Davis.
     
  16. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    The full schedule is out in the Denver Post online addition.
     
  17. fischerw

    fischerw Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    Joplin, MO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think there'd be suitors, it's just whether they are teams that are threats to be in the Champions League or the Europa League. I think he'd absolutely be valued by a Championship side or perhaps a mid-table team in Belgium, Holland, or Scotland. I mean, look how Christian Ramirez at 30 is tearing it up in Scotland.

    Thing is, that kind of a move wouldn't help cement Acosta's place on the USMNT, which is what he's looking for. It'd likely be equivalent to just remaining on the Rapids, from that standpoint.
     
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  18. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
  19. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
     
  20. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also being picked in the 3rd matchup means that if the Rapids progress to the next round they will host the second leg at home in that round.
     
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  21. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After further analysis of the draw we have to be pretty happy. We get a Guatemalan team with the second leg at home, the winner of NYCFC and Santos of Costa Rica with the second leg at home, and only then would we maybe face a Mexican team, that being Leon. But Leon has to get through two rounds to get to that point and could be upset. That's about as soft a route to the finals as we could get.
     
  22. Sports Yak

    Sports Yak Member+

    Jul 17, 2007
    Lakewood
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    We had about as soft a route to the MLS finals as we could get, but I digress...
     
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  23. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    The Rapids official site has this posted currently on the schedule. Wonder if it is correct.
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    If it is, the Rapids will begin the MLS season just five days after the second leg of the CCL opening round match up with Communicaciones.

    Interestingly, there are only three MLS matches scheduled for March and two in June. But there are six MLS matches on the schedule for both July and August.

    We don't know the US Open Cup schedule/match ups yet, correct? Regardless, if MLS allows 5 subs this season it should once again favor the Rapids.
     
  24. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Those are the correct windows for the CCL games
     
  25. jspsam

    jspsam Member

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Feb 23, 2019
    Boulder, CO
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not sure the date for the opening leg in Guatemala is correct. According to CONCACAF's website, the first round should be Feb. 15-17 and hasn't officially been scheduled yet. I assume the Feb. 14 date on Colorado's website is a placeholder until everything is determined.
     
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