HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 22: Head coach Oscar Pareja of the Colorado Rapids oversees the team during a training session at the Aloha Stadium on February 22, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Rapids are preparing for the Hawaiian Islands Invitational Soccer Tournament. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
With absolutely nothing right now when it comes to defensive depth, the Colorado Rapids seem to be looking international again to get it back up to snuff. As reported by The Terrace, the Rapids are currently checking out Senegalese center back Mor Diouf:
A South African newspaper reported the Rapids offered 3 million rands (about $363,000) as a transfer fee for Diouf, but Maritzburg turned it down. Negotiations are ongoing, Pareja said. Diouf was also drawing interest from the Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, according to the paper.
They are also looking for an Ecuadorian defensive midfielder, which would help boost another position that is somewhat lacking in numbers right now with only Jeff Larentowicz, Harrison Henao and Joseph Nane in there.
As the team's defense has been up and down this season, it's good that they're looking to add numbers especially in the somewhat frightening depth chart at center back.