Rapids roster compliant without making a move

Team consists of 30 players, including six internationals, on deadline day

Team cool down following training session

Photo Credit: 
ColoradoRapids.com

Commerce City, Colo. - The Colorado Rapids met Major League Soccer's deadline to be roster compliant today without the need to make any moves. The team's roster currently stands at 30 players, with six international taking up all six available slots.

The deadline for all MLS clubs to be roster compliant was today at 3 p.m. MT.  While a club may continue to add or release players from its roster or training camp, the club’s official roster – players under contract - must remain within the MLS roster guidelines. CLICK HERE for the 2012 Roster Rules and Regulations.

Current Roster ( * International):

Goalkeepers: Matt Pickens, Ian Joyce, Steward Ceus

Defenders: Drew Moor, Marvell Wynne, Kosuke Kimura, *Luis Zapata, Tyrone Marshall, Eddie Ababio, Scott Palguta, Anthony Wallace, Hunter Freeman

Midfielders: Pablo Mastroeni, Jeff Larentowicz, *Jamie Smith, Brian Mullan, *Jaime Castrillon, Tony Cascio, *Kohei Yamada, Ross LaBauex, Joseph Nane, Davy Armstrong, Steven Emory, Wells Thompson, *Martin Rivero

Forwards: Omar Cummings, *Josh Janniere, Conor Casey, Andre Akpan, Quincy Amarikwa

Per Major League Soccer, if any team waived a player today, that player will be a part of Friday’s Waiver Draft at 1 p.m. MT.  Clubs that select a player who is not currently under contract during the Waiver Draft will be required to offer that player a contract. Clubs may not claim the right of first refusal for a player through waivers.

Players eligible for the Waiver Draft do include:

  • Players whose clubs have not exercised their 2012 contract options
  • Players who have not been signed to a new contract
  • Players whose clubs do not plan on signing them to a new contract

As of the first Monday in June, all drafted players selected in this year’s SuperDraft or Supplemental Draft must either have been signed to an MLS contract or have been placed on waivers. Any drafted player who has refused an MLS contract or who has refused to report to the team to be evaluated does not need to be placed on waivers and may remain on the club’s College Protected List.  If a player is not claimed by another MLS club as part of the June Waiver Draft, he will be placed onto his drafting club’s College Protected List until the second December 31 immediately following the June Waiver Draft.