TORONTO ON - NOVEMBER 21: Macoumba Kandji #10 of the Colorado Rapids celebrates his goal with teammate Brian Mullan #11 during overtime against FC Dallas during the 2010 MLS Cup match at BMO Field on November 21 2010 in Toronto Canada. Colorado defeated Dallas 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The Colorado Rapids appear to be in dealing mode this offseason, as they've now lost their second striker in only a week. After releasing Caleb Folan on mutual terms, the Rapids have traded a conditional draft pick for striker Macoumba Kandji.
Kandji was originally traded from New York for Mehdi Ballouchy in 2010, a move that turned out to be wonderful for Colorado as he ended up forcing the own goal that won the MLS Cup that same year. Before that he wasn't particularly effective, and in MLS play he remained that way after coming back from the ACL tear he suffered.
Colorado still has one target forward, their best target forward, remaining on the team in Conor Casey. It's already been stated by Paul Bravo that Casey is pretty much guaranteed to stick around simply because he can always find a way to bang home 10-15 goals per season when healthy, but this move makes it look like manager Oscar Pareja is going towards a more speed and finesse filled game overall for his 4-3-3 formation.