Front Office

Rapids’ Madden speaks to supporters on Reddit


Colorado Rapids Director of Communications Ryan Madden took to the internet to answer questions from Rapids supporters this week.

“We know that there are frustrations out there at the moment,” Madden stated in his open letter posted to the /r/Rapids subreddit, “you can believe me when I say that no one feels them more than we do.”

Madden expressed a desire to answer “questions about the club’s commitment to transparency” and have a conversation about supporters’ concerns regarding communication.

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Transfer Rumors

Source: Rapids waive Joe Mason and are close to acquiring Giles Barnes [Updated]


The Colorado Rapids are attempting to address their attack during the summer transfer window by cutting Joe Mason and signing Giles Barnes, according to writer Sam Stejskal.

Joe Mason – on loan at Colorado Rapids from Wolverhampton Wanderers – appeared in fourteen matches and scored three goals across all competitions for the Rapids. According to Stejskal, Mason was waived by the club “earlier in week” and “is returning to Wolverhampton.” Mason’s production rarely seemed to justify his salary of nearly $700,000 to Colorado’s supporters, who have been demanding wholesale changes to the side after a difficult start to the 2018 campaign.

Mason’s departure opens up another spot in the squad for an attacker and Stejskal says “Colorado are close to signing” experienced MLS attacker Giles Barnes as a replacement. The Jamaican front-man has yet to record an league appearance for Club León since moving to the Mexican side in January this year and likely desires more playing time.

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