2019 Preseason | Injury & Roster Updates | January 30, 2019

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

Goalkeeper 1 Tim Howard
Goalkeeper 31 Clint Irwin
Goalkeeper 15 Andre Rawls
Defender 24 Kortne Ford*
Defender 18 Sam Raben
Defender 2 Keegan Rosenberry*
Defender 44 Axel Sjöberg
Defender 5 Tommy Smith
Defender 13 Sam Vines
Defender 4 Danny Wilson
Defender 27 Deklan Wynne
Midfielder 10 Kellyn Acosta
Midfielder 26 Cole Bassett
Midfielder 21 Nana Boateng
Midfielder 8 Johan Blomberg
Midfielder 6 Benny Feilhaber
Midfielder 20 Nicolás Mezquida
Midfielder 28 Sam Nicholson*
Midfielder 19 Jack Price
Midfielder 17 Dillon Serna
Forward 11 Shkëlzen Gashi
Forward 29 Matt Hundley
Forward 12 Niki Jackson
Forward 23 Kei Kamara*
Forward 7 Diego Rubio
Forward 99 Andre Shinyashiki

*See below for injury & international updates


Injury Report

Kortne Ford

Calf strain & bone bruise in knee

6-8 weeks** Dec. 12, 2018
Kei Kamara Pulmonary contusion 4-6 weeks** Jan. 16, 2019
Sam Nicholson

Lumbar spine stress fracture

2-3 weeks** Jan. 21, 2019

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



International Duty

Defender 2 Keegan Rosenberry U.S.




Invited to Preseason Camp

Goalkeeper Abe Rodriguez Academy
Defender Sebastian Anderson Academy
Defender Marcello Borges 2019 MLS SuperDraftee
Defender Jacob Hauser-Ramsey 2019 MLS SuperDraftee
Defender Kofi Opare Invited to train
Midfielder Robbie Mertz 2019 MLS SuperDraftee
Midfielder Oliver Larraz Academy
Midfielder Jordan Schweitzer Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Forward Enoch Mushagalusa Invited to train

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