2019.01.11_SuperDraft_Coaches

10:14 AM MT


The tradition lives! The annual MLS coaches photo has been snapped and submitted to the history books. We 👀 you Coach Hudson.



10:37 AM MT


The SuperDraft room is set, the Rapids technical staff arrives at their designated seats to go over their plans one final time before the draft begins.



10:50 AM MT


The Rapids announce the signing of US international midfielder Benny Feilhaberto a one year contract with an option for 2020. The free agent joins Colorado after playing with LAFC last season and becomes the seventh signing ahead of the 2019 MLS season. Learn more about the MLS veteran here!

Watch: Feilhaber’s legendary 2007 Gold Cup winning goal



11:48 AM MT


The Rapids move up ten places in the first round after agreeing to a trade with the Chicago Fire. With the fifth pick in the 2019 SuperDraft they select goalscorer Andre Shinyashiki from the University of Denver. In return, the Rapids send the15th pick and $100K in GAM to the Chicago Fire.



"Never let them tell you that you that you can't dream big or that you can't do something because a lot of people tried to bring me down and were never able to, because I rose above it." - Shinyashiki

Watch Shinyashiki's Highlights from the University of Denver





11:49 AM MT


Rapids Defender Kortne Ford tweets out a congratulations message to his former DU teammate and newest Colorado Rapids teammate.



1:30 PM MT


The Rapids announce the trade of midfielder Marlon Hairston to the Houston Dynamo for $175,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM). Hairston departs the club after spending the last five seasons with the Rapids.



1:54 PM MT


The Rapids select versatile defender Marcello Borges from the University of Michigan with the 28th overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.



"I'd like to thank the Colorado Rapids for giving me the chance. There's not many players in the US or around the world that get the opportunity to play professional soccer." - Borges

Watch Borges' Highlights from the University of Michigan





2:52 PM MT


The Rapids select athletic central defender Jacob Hauser-Ramsey from the University of Connecticut with the 42nd overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

University of Connecticut Highlights





2:48 PM MT


Head coach Anthony Hudson and Executive Vice President and General Manager Pádraig Smith stop by to share their thoughts on the addition of Benny Feilhaber and three promising SuperDraft selections.






3:30 PM MT


The first two rounds of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft come to a close in Chicago. Rounds three and four will be held Monday, January 14 where the Rapids currently hold pick number four of the fourth round.