Rapids Release Three Players Open Up Senior International Roster Spots

DENVER CO (Colorado Rapids Media Relations)- The Colorado Rapids announced today that the team will not exercise the contract options on three of last year’s players forward Zizi Roberts and midfielders Darryl Powell and Joey DiGiamarino.

With Powell and Roberts not returning to the team this season the Black and Blue have opened two senior international roster spots.

With these two open spots along with the one opened by the retirement of Scottish international John Spencer (who officially communicated his retirement status to Major League Soccer last month) as well as the extra senior international roster spot that the league added for the upcoming season Fernando Clavijo has the four maximum Senior International rosters spots available for his debut year as the Rapids coach.

Roberts the Liberian international who played a total of 17 games with the Black and Blue during his two years with the team scored a total of six goals during his MLS stint.

Powell the former English Premier League midfielder played a total of 18 games with Colorado accumulating 1348 minutes during his two seasons with the team.

DiGiamarino who was signed by the Rapids on June 18 2004 played a total of eight games with the team recording one assist in his 413 minutes on the field for the Black and Blue.

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Soccer- MLS: Colorado Rapids- Elect not to exercise contract options on Zizi Roberts Darryl Powell and Joey DiGiamarino.