The Colorado Rapids dropped two strikers during the offseason - Caleb Folan and Macoumba Kandji - but seemed content with the idea since so many of their players were moving into the striker/winger hybrid role in Oscar Pareja's 4-3-3 system. Apparently, they decided that they could always use more pure strikers in the system, announcing Wednesday that they have signed former Wolfsburg striker Kamani Hill.
The 26 year old first played for UCLA in college, heading to Bundesliga after graduation where he played nine appearances for VfL Wolfsburg alongside six more appearances for Wolfsburg's second team where he scored his only Bundesliga goal. After that he bounced around a few clubs in Europe before training with the San Jose Earthquakes and then eventually ending in Colorado. He had been training with the Rapids for two weeks prior to the signing.
Hill has two caps for the US Men's National team as well. He's not likely to start for the Rapids any time soon but it's good to know that they're continuing to pick up quality depth all over the pitch.
Of course, we'll have to wait for an ITC to come in before he can actually play for the club, and we all know how well that's worked out for us recently.