Sanchez becomes the fourth Uruguayan to play for the Colorado Rapids
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When Vicente Sanchez entered Sunday's match at Chivas USA in the second half, he became just the fourth player from Uruguay to play for the Colorado Rapids.
On February 1, 1997 - Colorado's second year of existence - the Rapids acquired midfielder Adrian Paz from the Columbus Crew. Paz had led Columbus with 10 assists during the inaugural 1996 campaign.
The Uruguayan national teamer immediately became a starter for Glenn "Mooch" Myernick's side and a key contributor on and off the field.
Adrian Paz's goal at MLS Cup 1997
In his two seasons with the Rapids, Paz scored six goals and added 24 assists as he started 52 of the 53 regular season games in which he appeared. He also is the answer to a Rapids trivia question as he scored the only goal in the 1997 MLS Cup Final, which D.C. United won 2-1.
After Paz left to play in China, it would be seven years before another Uruguayan would wear Rapids colors - and again it came in a trade with Columbus.
On March 9, 2005 the Rapids acquired the rights to Montevideo-born midfielder Martin Morales in a sign-and-trade deal with the Crew. Morales started and played 61 minutes in the Rapids' season opener at Kansas City, but that would be his only appearance in a Colorado uniform - and in Major League Soccer. The Rapids waived Morales a week later in order to add English winger Terry Cooke to the official roster.
The last player from Uruguay to play for Colorado was Jose Cancela. The Rapids acquired Cancela on April 7, 2007 in a trade with Toronto, who had drafted the Uruguayan from the New England Revolution in the MLS Expansion Draft. Cancela started five of his 11 games in Colorado, adding one goal. He was released on March 3, 2008.