The MLS summer transfer window is underway and Rapids General Manager Padraig Smith seems ready to provide a much-needed spark to Colorado’s dismal attacking play this season.
According to MLSTransfers, the Rapids “have submitted a bid for American attacking midfielder Romain Gall.”
If his name sounds familiar, you may likely recall that he was a “central figure” of the USMNT U-20 team circa 2014.
Gall, now 23, currently plays for Swedish club GIF Sundsvall in the Allsvenskan. A winger by trade, Gall has scored ten goals in thirty-eight senior appearances across all competitions on both sides of the attacking midfield during his time with the Swedish side.
If Gall joins the Rapids, it will not be his first foray into Major League Soccer. The American attacker appeared three times across all competitions for Columbus Crew SC during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Gall was also briefly loaned out to United Soccer League’s Austin Aztex before he moved to Sweden.
ProSoccerUSA columnist and Rapids beat writer Marco Cummings expressed mixed feelings about the rumor. According to Cummings, while the rumor’s source is “hit or miss,” he has “heard similar things” from a someone in the know at the club. Additionally, Swedish news site fotbollskanalen independently reported that an unnamed team in MLS has expressed a concrete interest in signing Gall.
The Rapids are also rumored to be in pursuit of Club León forward Giles Barnes.
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