Players Thank Fans for a Great Season

COMMERCE CITY CO (Exclusive to - It's November the 2008 Rapids season is over and the team is training daily at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the next several weeks. was able to catch up with several of the Rapids players and in honor of the last game's Fan Appreciation Night get some quotes from the players about what it meant for the club's fans sticking by them all through the season.
Read their exclusive quotes below!
"Since I signed here in July I couldn't have thanked all of you (the fans) any more. You have shown me so much support and I want to deeply thank you for that. I and the Rapids organization will do our best to give back by accomplishing more next season. Much love."
-Defender Cory Gibbs
"The Rapids' fans have made this season such an enjoyable year for me personally. They were extra loud during our final game against Salt Lake. I hope to see them all out there at Dick's Sporting Goods Park next year cheering just a much as they did that last game."
–Midfielder Nick LaBrocca
"I would like to thank all the fans for there fantastic support throughout the season. They stuck by us through the good times and the tough times and it meant so much to all the lads in the dressing room. On a personal note I would like to thank everyone for all the good wishes I have received in regards to my injury and the continued support they have shown me throughout the year".
-Goalkeeper Chris Sharpe
"I'd like to thank all the fans for the fantastic support given to both myself and the team this year. I'm so gutted that we didn't get in the playoffs not only for the team and staff but also for the fans who were superb and drove us on all season. I think next season we are going to be a very strong team and I'm sure with the help of the fans the bitter taste of the RSL game will drive us all on together to success."
-Striker Tom McManus
"I certainly want to thank the Rapids' fans for providing a memorable first year for me. The 16000 fans that turned up to the Salt Lake game was very moving. Their passion and support was and still is tremendous. I look forward to serving them in the future."
-Asst. Coach Brett Jacobs
"I want to thank the fans for everything they did this season in support of the team. I especially liked the Jamaican flags I saw around the stadium all this year; thanks for your support."
–Striker Omar Cummings
"I would like to thank the fans for their great support not only at home at Dick's Sporting Goods Park but also the Rapids fans we saw at road games like Kansas City and Salt Lake. Our fans bring so much passion and it helps us win."
–Defender Kosuke Kimura
"First off I would like to apologize to our fans for not making the playoffs this year. We'll be working hard to make the playoffs in 2009. But I do want to thank the Rapids' fans for coming out and supporting us and cheering for us all year long."
–Goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul