Rapids Sign Haitian Prodigy Fabrice Nöel

DENVER CO (Friday June 24 2005)- The Colorado Rapids announced today the signing of Haitian forward Fabrice Nöel to the team’s 28-man roster. The former Haitian youth international will occupy one of the team’s 10 Developmental Roster Spots.

The 19-year old striker who scored 130 goals playing high school soccer for Palm Beach Lakes High School in Florida (2002-2004) started his playing career in Haiti playing for Racing Club Haitien.

(To view Noel's biography page CLICK HERE).

His international career with the Haitian Under-20 and Under-15 National Teams includes participation in Youth World Cup Qualifiers (2002) as well as stints in some of the most prestigious tournaments for that age bracket around the world such as the Dana Cup in Denmark.

Nöel is currently in camp with the Rapids and will be available to play for the Black and Blue this weekend in either of the two Rapids games: Saturday June 25th against FC Dallas at 7:00 p.m. at INVESCO Field at Mile High or the Rapids Reserve match on Sunday June 26th at 10:00 a.m. (MT) vs. the FC Dallas reserves at the team’s training facility in Westminster CO

#26- Fabrice Nöel -Forward-
H: 5-10
W: 165
D.O.B. July 21 1985 in Gressier Haiti
Hometown: Palm Beach FL
Citizenship: Haiti USA Asylum
High School: Palm Beach Lakes FL

Soccer- MLS
Colorado Rapids- Sign Haitian forward Fabrice Nöel to a Developmental Contract.

About the Developmental PlayersMLS teams may not have more than 10 developmental players on their developmental roster at any time (unless a player is added as a season-ending injury replacement). Developmental players can be either domestic or international and must be 24 years of age or younger during the season in question. A Major League Soccer team’s full roster is comprised of the Senior Roster and the Developmental Roster. The full roster shall exceed no more than 28 total players: 18 players on the Senior Roster and no more than 10 players on the Developmental Roster. All 28 players are eligible for selection as part of the gameday squad during the regular season and playoffs.