Friday, July 24, 2009

Rapids Sign Diz

Press release from the Colorado Rapids:
The Colorado Rapids announced today the signing of forward Facundo Diz. Per club and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Diz will be available to the Rapids for this Saturday’s match against the New York Red Bulls at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 7:30 pm MT.
“Facundo adds the depth to our forward line that we have been looking for a long time,” said head coach Gary Smith. “He’s a good physical specimen, good target man, attacks the ball extremely well inside the penalty area, and from where he’s come from he has a wealth of experience. As a personality, he has already shown what a wonderful addition he will be.”
Diz comes to the Rapids having played the majority of his professional career in Argentina, most recently with Club Athletico Platense, where he scored nine goals in 15 games, helping the team avoid relegation.
Diz began his career with Club Atlético All Boys in 1997, playing with the club for eight seasons. He spent brief loan spells in 2004 with Banfield as well as Venezuelan side Deportivo Tachira before returning to Argentina and All Boys for their 2005 campaign.
Following a loan stint with Club Atlético San Telmo, Diz played the 2006-08 seasons with Club Atlético Tigre. Following a six month run with Olimpo de Bahia Blanca at the end of 2008, Diz caught on with Club Athletico Platense earlier this year, ultimately leading to his transition to MLS and the Rapids.

Facundo Diz – Forward

#10

Height: 6-2

Weight: 189

DOB: April 16, 1979

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Last Club: Club Athletico Platense

Roster Status: Senior/International

4 comments:

Josh said...

Is the #10 more of a "that's what we had available" or can we eventually expect this guy to give Mehdi a run and start behind Omar and Casey?

Nick Thomas said...

I think he's an out and out striker. GS was talking of how he is competition for Conor. Big news on trade will be next week - still sure it will be Cookie who goes for Jamie Smith. Just to piss you off even more, I don't think Kos is starting tonight.

Scott said...

Ah Nick, thanks for all the wonderful news that makes the fans wonder what in the world is going on. I am glad to hear that Diz is here and lets hope that he can push for playing time, meaning that he is scoring goals for the team. You think JS will be signed before next weekend? Any idea what the Rapids are looking to get for Cookie?

Josh said...

Ah, Nick, you Brits sure are good as pissing me off aren't ya?

I'm very curious to see the lineup tonight and even more curious to see what the big trade is - I can't imagine it will be anything more exciting than some allocation money to help put Jaime Smith on the books. If you're that certain Cookie is the victim than he probably is...you know better than most. Very unfortunate.

BTW, you can make it all up to me by making an appearance at the Class VI tailgate tonight! :)