Season Review

2019 Rapids Report Card: Andre Rawls

ROLEGoalkeeper
SQUAD STATUSBackup
KEY 2019 STATS15 USL Appearances, 1.53 GA/90,
OVERALL GRADEIncomplete

Season in a Sentence

Colorado’s third keeper will move up a spot on the Depth Chart following serviceable performances in USL and Tim Howard’s retirement.

Performance Review

Andre Rawls joined Colorado via the 2018 Re-Entry Draft and spent the vast majority of 2019 on loan with Colorado Springs. There, the reserve option to Clint Irwin and Tim Howard split time equally with Rapids Academy graduate Abraham Rodrigue in goal and proved fairly capable.

Rodriguez is technically on contract with the Switchbacks, so he wasn’t going to get a full report on the site. In the absence of so here’s a quick side-by-side comparison of how they performed in the Springs:

PMPGAGA/90S%CSW
Rawls15231.53.64667
Rodriguez16372.31.60200

Future Expectations

Since being drafted in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, Rawls has yet to actually play a match in the league itself. While he’s always been the prototypical reserve option on loan to USL, the keeper is expected to inherit Clint Irwin’s spot on the first team bench in 2020. That’s subject to change with a third option coming by preseason, but for now Rawls’ debut might not be that far away.

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