Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rapids Will Travel to London For Preseason

Although there had previously been doubt expressed about whether such a trip would take place, the Rapids announced today the squad will be going to the UK as part of their preseason preparations. This is what the Rapids revealed today:
For the third time in the last four years, the Rapids’ preseason plans will include a trip over 4,600 miles away to London, England. The team will be hosted by their partner club and perennial English Premier League contender Arsenal FC. The partnership between the Rapids and Arsenal, which was formed in 2007, allows the Rapids to practice at Arsenal’s facilities.
The team’s England trip will be from March 7-14 and will also include several matches against English opponents, whom will be announced at a later time.
The UK trip will follow some time at the end of this month spent in Pablo Mastroeni's back yard in Arizona. The club captain is one of several big name players currently nursing injuries at the club.

5 comments:

Scott said...

Any more info on those injuries? What is wrong with Pablo? Speaking of Pablo, do you have any idea why Pablo continues not to get called into the National Team Camp?

Sorry for all the questions Nick. You know I appreciate all that you do.

Nick Thomas said...

I don't think it's anything too serious re Pablo, not sure of exact injury. I know exactly why Pablo won't be in the US team while Bob Bradley is in charge - the two do not see eye to eye and have fallen out. Watch for my biography on Mastroeni some day in the future.

Scott said...

Just one more reason for me to not like Bradley. For what he has done with the team since taking over he continues to give me reasons to think he isn't the right guy for the job.

John said...

Does this mean that if Arsenal has a board meeting while the Rapids are there that Stan might accidently see his US based team?

Oh yeah, nevermind -- I'm sure the board meetings are in a ritzier locale...

Nick Thomas said...

Good point on Kroenke. I doubt he will show up on a cold Tuesday morning in London Colney (where the Arsenal training ground is). He might meet Hill-Wood and his cronies at some West End restaurant though.