Sunday, January 31, 2010

Rapids on Verge of Two More Signings (Updated)

The Colorado Rapids are about to announce the signing of two new players as the flurry of off season trades continues. In an apparent Steve Guppy connection, left-sided defender/midfielder, Danny Earls, will be moving from the Rochester Rhinos very soon. The Irishman was on the books at Aston Villa and played for the reserve team there. Subject to paperwork coming through, the Rapids will also be strengthening their central defensive area with the signing of a Colombian defender. All I have right now is his family name - Morrillio - but I'm not sure that is the correct spelling. So, you'll have to do your own research on that one. UPDATE: LOOKS LIKE THIS SIGNING WILL BE OSCAR FABIAN MURILLO, curently playing in Colombia. He is variously listed as a goalkeeper and defender but this wikipedia link lists him as a defender.
Sat down at length with Gary Smith yesterday morning for the first time since the Rapids returned for the preseason. Look for some news in the next week.


Scott said...

It is news like this that gets me all excited for the season. Still wondering who the Rapids might be shopping to other teams.

BMer916 said...

this roster is getting a major makeover. more defensive help will soften the blow of losing Harvey. i wonder if Smith still wants to start Kosuke on the right?

Scott said...

I am liking Earls are a replacement for Harvey based on the Wiki description.

Excited that there is more news coming soon. Man I want the season to start already.