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Throughout the 2019 preseason, we'll be checking in from camps in Bradenton and Chula Vista as the Rapids prepare for their season opener on March 2. In this installment, we take a look at the roster that was invited to the first preseason camp in Florida and give an injury update.



The first preseason camp of 2019 offered the Rapids technical staff a chance to take a look at not only the core of the first team, but also the quartet of 2019 MLS SuperDraft picks, a number of Development Academy prospects as well as several other players who were invited to train.


On the international front, midfielder Kellyn Acosta joined up with the club on late last week and is getting up to speed after several weeks in USMNT camp. Defender Keegan Rosenberry remains with the USMNT and should join the Rapids in Chula Vista camp which begins on February 6. 


"I am happy to be back with the boys," Acosta said. "Preseason is always tough but I was with the national team, so I had a pre-preseason. I am fit and ready to go. I am just excited to be back."


The first injury update of the season sees three notable names on the list. Forward Kei Kamara and defender Kortne Ford are currently in Colorado rehabbing their respective injuries and are expected to join the team in California, while midfielder Sam Nicholson is with the team in Florida. 


Check back on ColoradoRapids.com or the Rapids social media outlets for an updated list of injuries & players who make the trip to Chula Vista for the second preseason camp of 2019.




Current First Team Roster


POSITION NUMBER PLAYER
Goalkeeper1Tim Howard
Goalkeeper31Clint Irwin
Goalkeeper15Andre Rawls
Defender24Kortne Ford
Defender18Sam Raben
Defender2Keegan Rosenberry
Defender44Axel Sjöberg
Defender5Tommy Smith
Defender13Sam Vines
Defender4Danny Wilson
Defender27Deklan Wynne
Midfielder10Kellyn Acosta
Midfielder26Cole Bassett
Midfielder21Nana Boateng
Midfielder8Johan Blomberg
Midfielder6Benny Feilhaber
Midfielder20Nicolás Mezquida
Midfielder28Sam Nicholson
Midfielder19Jack Price
Midfielder17Dillon Serna
Forward11Shkëlzen Gashi
Forward29Matt Hundley
Forward12Niki Jackson
Forward23Kei Kamara
Forward7Diego Rubio
Forward99Andre Shinyashiki


*See below for injury & international updates




Injury Report

PLAYER
INJURY
TiMETABLE
DATE OF INJURY
<strong><a href="/players/kortne-ford" target="_blank">Kortne Ford</a></strong>
<p>Calf strain &amp;&nbsp;bone bruise in knee</p>
6-8 weeks**
Dec. 12, 2018
<strong><a href="/players/kei-kamara" target="_blank">Kei Kamara</a></strong>
Pulmonary contusion
4-6 weeks**
Jan. 16, 2019
<a href="/players/sam-nicholson" target="_blank"><strong>Sam Nicholson</strong></a>
<p>Lumbar spine stress fracture</p>
2-3 weeks**
Jan. 21, 2019

**Timetable reflects player's estimated return to full training from date of injury




International Duty

POSITION&nbsp;
NUMBER&nbsp;
PLAYER
COUNTRY
Defender
2
<a href="/players/keegan-rosenberry" target="_blank"><strong>Keegan Rosenberry</strong></a>
U.S.



Invited to Preseason Camp

POSITION
PLAYER
NOTES
Goalkeeper
Abe Rodriguez
Academy
Defender
Sebastian Anderson
Academy
Defender
<a href="/players/marcello-borges" target="_blank"><strong>Marcello Borges</strong></a>
2019 MLS SuperDraftee
Defender
<strong><a href="/players/jacob-hauser-ramsey" target="_blank">Jacob Hauser-Ramsey</a></strong>
2019 MLS SuperDraftee
Defender
Kofi Opare
Invited to train
Midfielder
<strong><a href="/players/robbie-mertz" target="_blank">Robbie Mertz</a></strong>
2019 MLS SuperDraftee
Midfielder
Oliver Larraz
Academy
Midfielder
Jordan Schweitzer
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Forward
Enoch Mushagalusa
Invited to train