Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens on Wednesday was officially removed from the MLS Disabled List, making him eligible and available for selection to first-team matches immediately.
Pickens recently returned to full training after recovering from broken bones in his forearm which he sustained on March 16 in a match against Real Salt Lake in a collision with RSL defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe.
“I’m a hundred percent,” said Pickens told ColoradoRapids.com last week. “But you know, still got to get out there and do the reps. That’s what I am looking forward to doing this next step: get more reps.”
In his absence, first-year 'keeper Clint Irwin has done well in goal, posting a 6-5-5 record and registering shutouts in five of his first 10 starts.