2012 Colorado Rapids Offseason Fan Approval Poll

Ladies and Gentlemen, the new regime.

It's almost time for the 2012 MLS season to begin!! Tomorrow we can pack DSGP and start watching the Colorado Rapids take on the Columbus Crew, but first we'll take a look back at what was a fantastically thrilling and eventful offseason... and ask the important question:

Did you like or dislike the offseason that the Colorado Rapids put together? A detailed list of all the events is after the jump.

* Sacked coach Gary Smith following a disappointing season, early playoff exit and lackluster CONCACAF Champions League campaign.

* Lost Sanna Nyassi to the Montreal Impact in the yearly Expansion draft.

* Re-signed veteran and 5 time MLS Cup winner Brian Mullan to a multi-year deal, likely keeping him in Colorado until his retirement.

* Removed Jeff Plush as the President of the Organization and promoted Tim Hinchley III to take his place.

* Signed former Dallas player/coach Oscar Pareja to be the sixth manager in the history of the franchise.

* Signed former Houston defender Hunter Freeman.

* Dropped Mike Holody, Danny Earls and Miguel Comminges from the squad due to declined options, opening two international slots.

* Drafted UCONN Winger Tony Cascio 14th overall in the SuperDraft, followed by Japanese international Kohei Yamada and Joel Henwick in the Supplemental draft.

* Signed Columbian International Jaime Castrillon out of Columbian side Independiente Medellín.

* Released striker Caleb Folan on mutual terms after one year in Colorado.

* Traded Macoumba Kandji to the Houston Dynamo for a conditional draft pick.

* Signed 22 year old Argentinian playmaker Martin Rivero out of Rosario Central on a long loan with an option to buy the player.

* Signed Columbian trialist and left back Luis Zapata to be the starting LB with Anthony Wallace out.

What say you, fans?

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