There are a few players that the Rapids could consider in the first round of the Re-Entry Draft on Friday.
The 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft starts round one on Friday, and the Colorado Rapids have a chance to pick up another player to add to their now spotty depth following their round of cuts. They have done work in the draft in recent years, getting Hunter Freeman last season and Tyrone Marshall the year before.
For those who don't know, the difference between the two rounds of the RE Draft is that in the first round, teams are required to honor current contracts, while players picked in the second round have to re-negotiate a contract with their new team.
Two names that I wouldn't mind the Rapids taking a look at are former Chicago Fire midfielder Corben Bone and former San Jose Earthquakes defender Ike Opara. Both men were likely released because of their salaries -- Bone made $161,200 last year, Opara made $185,000, but the Rapids have the cap space to take on one of their contracts. Bone would probably be better on a lower contract in the second round, but Opara has shown good things in MLS before and could be worth the risk.
Former Fire defender Gonzalo Segares could also provide an intriguing option as the team looks to build from the back again, though he would go a bit against the youth movement currently being played out at left back. He made $217,750 last season, which would also be a knock on his chances.
Who do you want to see the Rapids go after on Friday?