Rapids technical staff spreading throughout U.S. to scout NCAA conference championships
While the Rapids have started their offseason, the team’s coaching staff has had no time to slow down. With the NCAA entering the final phase of their season, Colorado’s technical staff is taking the opportunity to scout players at various conference championship tournaments around the country.
With Head Coach Oscar Pareja currently scouting professional matches during his visit to his native Colombia, the rest of the Rapids’ coaches will be scattered around the U.S. watching young players, with the hopes of finding another Deshorn Brown, Tony Cascio, or Dillon Powers. The Rapids have the #11 selection in the 2014 MLS Draft.
Here’s the full rundown of where the Rapids’ technical staff will be this week:
Paul Bravo (Technical Director)
Friday, Nov. 15: Big West Conference semifinal: Location TBD, Calif.
Sunday, Nov. 17: Big West Conference final: Location TBD, Calif.
Wilmer Cabrera (Assistant Coach)
Tuesday, Nov. 12: BC at Maryland: Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, MD
Friday, Nov. 15: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) semifinal matches: Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, MD
Sunday, Nov. 17: Big East Conference Championship match: PPL Park, Chester, PA
Dave Dir (Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach)
Wednesday, Nov. 13: Big 10 Conference Quarterfinals: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Thursday, Nov. 14: Atlantic 10 Conference Quarterfinals: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Friday, Nov. 15: American Athletic Conference Semifinals: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Paul Caffrey (Assistant Coach)
Wednesday, Nov. 13: Conference USA Quarterfinals: Transamerica Field, Charlotte, NC
Friday, Nov. 15: Southern Conference semifinals: Furman's Soccer Stadium, Greenville, S.C.
Steve Cooke (Assistant Coach)
Wednesday, Nov. 13: Missouri Valley Conference Quarterfinals: Shea Stadium, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Friday, Nov. 15: Summit League Semifinals: MacKenzie Alumni Field, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Sunday, Nov. 17: Western Athletic Conference Final: U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Chris Sharpe (Assistant Goalkeeper Coach)
Friday, Nov. 8: Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Semifinals: Regis University, Denver, CO
Sunday, Nov. 10: Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Finals: Regis University, Denver, CO