Wednesday, March 25, 2009

DiRaimondo Waived as Holody Signs

OK, now it's official. The Colorado Rapids have signed draft pick Michael Holody to a developmental contract and waived midfielder John DiRaimondo. Holody played in the game against Metro State last night and will give the Rapids another defensive option. DiRaimondo looked to be establishing himself in the midfield alongside Nick LaBrocca early last season but later struggled to keep a spot. A well-liked and hard working member of the team, he will be missed. It was clear that he was one of the more vulnerable players given the demands of the reduced roster size. I did say that either he or Nico Colaluca would be anxiously looking over their shoulders when Stephen Keel was waived (March 13 blogpost). I have found out since then that Colaluca can only be traded because of his Generation Adidas contract. He cannot be waived. Hence the reach out to New York Red Bulls earlier this season when he was practicing with the team with regard to a possible trade.

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