Rapids Select Four in 2010 MLS SuperDraft

PHILADELPHIA (Thursday January 14 2010) – The Colorado Rapids added four new names to the club’s roster today during the 2010 MLS SuperDraft held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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The Rapids’ first selections came back-to-back in the second round with the 22nd and 23rd overall picks used on forward Andre Akpan and midfielder/forward Ross LaBauex.
Apkan finished his collegiate career as Harvard’s all-time leading scorer with 127 points scoring 47 goals and adding 33 assists in 72 games. The 2009 Ivy League Player of the Year was also a two-time NSCAA First Team All-American.
LaBauex joins Colorado from the University of Virginia where he closed out his days as a Cavalier appearing in 72 games recording 10 goals and nine assists as a NSCAA Third Team All-South Atlantic Region selection.
The Rapids’ next selection came in the third round 40th overall when the team chose defender Chad Borak from California State University-Northridge. Borak appeared in 74 matches and registered two goals and five assists while earning All-Big West First Team honors his final two seasons with the Matadors.
With their final pick of the day Colorado selected Chris Cutshaw with the 56th overall selection in the fourth round. Cutshaw ended his career tied for second in Bradley history with 32 career goals and alone in fifth place with 74 career points.
All of the club’s SuperDraft selections are expected to report to Colorado later this month for preseason training. The Rapids open their 15th Major League Soccer season in 2010 on the road against Chivas USA on Sunday March 28 and will host the Chicago Fire in their home opener at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday April 3. Season tickets are available by calling the Rapids at (303) 825-GOAL or online at www.coloradorapids.com.
Colorado Rapids 2010 MLS SuperDraft Selections
Andre Akpan
Position: Forward
D.O.B.: December 9 1987
Hometown: Grand Prairie TX
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
College: Harvard University
Citizenship: USA
Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft
Ross LaBauex
Position: Midfielder
D.O.B.: December 5 1988
Hometown: Chicago Ill
Height: 5-9
Weight: 150
College: University of Virginia
Citizenship: USA
Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the second round (23rd overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft
Chad Borak
Position: Defender
D.O.B.: January 6 1987
Hometown: Palmdale CA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165
College: California State University-Northridge
Citizenship: USA
Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the third round (40th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft
Chris Cutshaw
Position: Forward
D.O.B.: April 6 1988
Hometown: Carmel Ind
Height: 6-0
Weight: 164
College: Bradley University
Citizenship: USA
Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the fourth round (56th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft