The 2018 season was about establishing a direction more than anything. He's had his ups and downs since his sterling rookie season, but he's certainly a starting-quality fullback that has time to put it all together.

The question is what to do with the No.10. Column 1. If 2018 was about rebuilding, 2019 is about showing that the team has been moving in that direction and, ultimately, that the direction has been forward. All rights reserved. There's a youth movement happening in Colorado, perhaps flying a bit under the radar on the national stage. Milan 'GOD' Ibrahimovic performing miracles with Pioli, New faces, same old Arsenal: Vardy smash-and-grab highlights job Arteta still has to do, Lampard's lack of balance: Chelsea spent £200m on attackers but have stopped scoring goals. Balboa became the first player ever to score for the club and also the first to record a goal a… The Rapids are expected to play in a 4-4-2 diamond, and they have the personnel to make it effective. All rights reserved. A number of European teams seem to agree with that assessment. The Rapids’ program includes Development Academy teams at the U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-19 levels, with all administrative, coaching, facilities, equipment, travel and … "From the outside, I think fans are impressed by the nonstop nature of his play and the intelligence of his play. Bassett's development will continue, he is far from a finished product.

Acosta will almost certainly be one of the shuttlers while Jack Price is set to be the more deep-lying midfielder of the bunch. Download the MLS app to get the latest Rapids news, highlights and more! Sebastian Anderson made his MLS debut at age 16 last season. They did just that by going to get Kellyn Acosta midseason, and that process continued heading into the 2019 campaign. ... Roster. "When you have a midfielder with the type of engine he has, the intelligence he has and the ability to contribute goals, that’s a potent combination. All Major League Soccer trademarks and copyrights used by permission.

Standings. It was a busy offseason for the Rapids, who scoured MLS in search of pieces both young and old to fit their roster. He’s driven to get better, he leaves no stone unturned in his own development. After parting ways with Pablo Mastroeni, the Rapids turned to Anthony Hudson to rebuild the squad in 2018. Drafted by the club in 2014, Hairston broke out in 2017 but saw his role reduced last season. That area is a bit more of a concern than Hairston's right back spot, which offseason signing Keegan Rosenberry should fill seamlessly. The inaugural 1996 season was a forgettable one for Colorado. Various reports stated in 2019 that Freiburg made a bid, while MLSsoccer.com can confirm that and reveal multiple bids have been rejected by the Rapids from Freiburg. Roster Notes: Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City. He’s earned his position, he’s earned the right to be called one of the best young prospects in the league.”. Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Clint Irwin, Andre Rawls, Defenders:  Kortne Ford, Sam Raben, Keegan Rosenberry, Axel Sjoberg, Tommy Smith, Sam Vines, Danny Wilson, Deklan Wynne, Midfielders:  Kellyn Acosta, Cole Bassett, Nana Boateng, Johan Blomberg, Benny Feilhaber, Nicolas Mezquida, Sam Nicholson, Jack Price, Dillon Serna, Forwards:  Shkelzen Gashi, Matt Hundley, Niki Jackson, Kei Kamara, Diego Rubio, Andre Shinyashiki.
About the Club. Left back Sam Vines won the starting role in 2019 and the 19-year-old even made his national team debut. Veterans like Kei Kamara and Benny Feilhaber were brought in while Diego Rubio, Nicolas Mezquida and Keegan Rosenberry were added as well with one eye on the present and one on the future. Roster Notes: Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy.

Column 1. Copyright © 2020 Goal.com All rights reserved. Backup goalkeeper Zac MacMath also moved on, while the club also parted ways with Giles Barnes, Enzo Martinez and Yannick Boli. Colorado Rapids 2019 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and more.
The Colorado Rapids were one of the ten founding clubs of Major League Soccer, owned and operated by the Anschutz Corporation. Defensively, Ford will look to take another step after becoming the leader of the backline while the likes of Wilson, Sjoberg and Smith could also start. All Major League Soccer trademarks and copyrights used by permission. He’s got a real nose for getting into the box in good moments. August 29, 2020. Laussane currently sit second in the Swiss league while Rapid are second in the Austrian league and begin their Europa League campaign on Thursday.

Anthony Hudson gave him his debut in 2018 as a 17-year-old, while he retained regular minutes under interim head coach Conor Casey and now continues to develop under Fraser, showing Bassett's talent as well as a club commitment to giving youth a chance. For the Colorado Rapids, the 2018 campaign was about a rebuild. He's expected to place highly on MLSsoccer.com's 22 Under 22 rankings, a list in which he'd keep great company, recognized among the brightest young talents in MLS.

Steve Bruce named his 25-player roster for league play on Tuesday which includes Yedlin, who is … It's not been much of an offseason for @colebassett19.

Freiburg and Hoffenheim continue to track Bassett, while Swiss Super League club FC Laussane-Sport and Austrian side Rapid Vienna are also keen admirers of the midfielder, sources tell MLSsoccer.com. The big battle is left back, though, with Wynne being the likely starter over 19-year-old defender Sam Vines. His commitment to excellence has helped drive and develop him.”. Roster Notes: Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids .

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have updated our Terms of Use. In addition to acquiring a number of young talents from within the league, including Jonathan Lewis and Auston Trusty, the Rapids have a few academy graduates making waves. September 15, 2019. "Cole has done that by consistently producing, consistently committing himself to his own development. The Rapids find Bassett to be one of the best young talents in MLS.

... For the Colorado Rapids, the 2018 campaign was about a rebuild. Front Office. Colorado will also compete in the U.S. Open Cup. DeAndre Yedlin was linked with several reported moves away from Newcastle United this summer, but looks to be staying in England for the first half of the season. Despite fielding experienced players like Shaun Bartlett, Chris Henderson, Chris Woods, Roy Wegerle and Marcelo Balboa, and head coach Bob Houghton, the team finished last in the Western Conference with the worst record in the league. Bassett is one of the best space-covering midfielders in the league. The Rapids struggled to score all through the season, finishing dead last in MLS with just 36 goals scored, seven fewer than any other team. There's a youth movement happening in Colorado, perhaps flying a bit under the radar on the national stage. Up top, he'll be partnered with Diego Rubio, who certainly showed flashes in limited minutes with Sporting KC.

His all-around energy is something to be seen. While his rate of four goals in 565 minutes this season is surely not sustainable (he has those four goals on 1.74 xG), he's more than proved his eye for goal.

He scored his first professional goal before season's end. The @coloradorapids midfielder, after his first full season in @MLS, traveled to England and was involved with the US U20s.#Rapids96 pic.twitter.com/wZac9u6tDr, “He needs to keep working on his physicality," Smith said.

Left back Sam Vines won the starting role in 2019 and the 19-year-old even made his national team debut.

He’s been driven since the very first day we talked to him about potentially having a career as a professional. October 6, 2019. Up top, you have the likes of Kamara and Rubio, who should provide some sort of answers for a team that simply couldn't score in 2018. Bassett has been on training stints with Premier League giants Arsenal as well as Bundesliga sides Freiburg and Hoffenheim.

Versatile enough to play in a number of positions, Hairston landed with the Houston Dynamo this offseason in a move that should give him a more consistent role.


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