Technically there's still an hour and a half before close of buisness in Denver, but with the league office done for the week I think this is safe to say. Monday moring the off-season ends as the Rapids players report for the opening of training. What have we done this off-season to improve a team that missed the playoffs last year? Cuts: Osorno Sanneh Cancela Thorton Additions: Burciaga Hilgenbrinck and the draft, which I'll get to. So we cut 3 benchwarmers and a defensive super-sub, and added two players who's primary position is left back. This on a team that was worst in MLS in scoring, while having a good, if not great, defense. And before everyone points out the draft I'll say two things. First we're considered to have had one of the 2 worst drafts of any of the MLs teams, and every MLS team got to draft, so our quality realative to teh rest of the league didn't change significantly. Now I know there are a number of rumors about players being signed or traded for in the near future, and I hope some of them turn out to be quality. But once again the Rapids are opening pre-season needing to make multiple moves in order to put together a decent MLS side, more than likely leading to a disorganized group that isn't used to playing with each other when the games start to count.