Colorado Rapids Sign GK Joe Nasco, M Jared Watts

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Colorado added two of their preseason prospects to the roster on Wednesday, signing Joe Nasco and Jared Watts.

Minor moves are still moves! Colorado's quiet off-season has started to finally heat up, with two more signings coming in on Wednesday: defensive midfielder and second-round draft pick Jared Watts and goalkeeper Joe Nasco have both been signed by the Rapids.

Nasco will most likely be acting as the second fiddle to Clint Irwin this off-season, since the 29-year-old has plenty of experience unlike future third-keeper John Berner. Nasco was a starter for the Atlanta Silverbacks last season, helping lead them to the NASL Championship where they lost to the New York Cosmos. (He's the second former Silverback on the roster now, with Chris Klute being the other.)

Watts finally signing won't surprise anyone, as he was originally being pitched as a first-round prospect in the MLS Draft before he slipped to the second and was scooped up by the Rapids. His signing was probably always an inevitability, especially since he is apparently versatile enough to play center back for the team as well (that's the spot he manned during Colorado's preseason win over the Dynamo).

With Matt Pickens still set to move eventually, a few trialists still sticking around for the Vegas tournament and likely a few more holes to be filled in other ways, the off-season should start to have even more action over the next few days. Oh yeah, and we'll probably get a coach or something during that time, as well. Ho hum.

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