Rapids take 30 players on Arizona trip
Of the 23 signed players on the Rapids roster, Mac Kandji was the only one that did not travel to Arizona for the second phase of preseason training. The Senegalese forward will remain in Colorado to continue rehabbing his injured left knee.
Eight other non-roster players are also with the team in Arizona for the coaching staff to get a better look of them in game action:
*Eddie Ababio - The Rapids selected defender Ababio in the 1st Round selection (18th overall) in the 2011 SuperDraft. CLICK FOR MORE.
*Michael Holody –The Rapids drafted Holody in 2008 and released the defender towards the end of last year due to roster size compliance.
*Andy Lorei - The midfielder trained with the Rapids through most of the 2010 preseason but was not added to the roster, and played with the Michigan Bucks of the Premier Development League in 2010.
*Steven Emory - Former Fort Collin HS and Metro State midfielder who stood out at the Rapids Tryout Combine in January. CLICK FOR MORE
*Logan Emory - Former Centennial HS and University of Portland defender who also was seen at the Rapids Tryout Combine last month. He played for the Puerto Rico Islanders in 2010. He is not related to trialist Steve Emory.
*Adrian LeRoy – A defender with Canadian and Jamaica citizenship who most recently played at Old Dominion University.
*Caleb Folan - The Republic of Ireland international joined Hull City in England in 2007 from Wigan Athletic. Born in Leeds, England, the 28-year old forward last played for Hull City on Oct. 30, 2010.
*JT Murray - Sporting Kansas City selected the former University of Louisville defender in the 2nd Round of the 2011 SuperDraft but released him from preseason last week. CLICK FOR MORE.
COLORADO RAPIDS PRESEASON ROSTER IN ARIZONA:
GOALKEEPERS: Matt Pickens, Ian Joyce, Steward Ceus
DEFENDERS: Drew Moor, Marvell Wynne, Anthony Wallace, Kosuke Kimura, Scott Palguta, Tyrone Marshall, *Logan Emory, *Michael Holody, *Eddie Ababio, *Andy LeRoy, *JT Murray
MIDFIELDERS: Pablo Mastroeni, Brian Mullan, Wells Thompson, Jeff Larentowicz, Jamie Smith, Sanna Nyassi, Joseph Nane, Ross LaBauex, Davy Armstrong, *Andy Lorei, *Steven Emory.
FORWARDS: Conor Casey, Omar Cummings, Andre Akpan, Quincy Amarikwa, *Caleb Folan
* On Trial
Over the past three weeks, seven other players were observed but released before the team left for Arizona: 2nd Round SuperDraft pick Colin Givens, Supplemental Draft pick Javed Mohammed, and non-drafted players Corie Treacy, Josh Janniere, Masaki Hemmi, Joevin Jones, and Shahdon Winchester.