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Andre Akpan returns from his loan

Colorado's first pick in the 2010 MLS Superdraft Andre Akpan returned (without his dreadlocks!) from his one month loan to Tampa Bay. The striker played five games for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the last month as Gary Smith sent him out to get match experience and fitness under his belt with Conor Casey and Omar Cummings holding down a stranglehold on the forward positions of the team this season so far.

With Conor Casey still suffering from the head injury he suffered against the Sounders, Akpan adding depth to the team forwards couldn't have come at a better time. No word on whether or not we'll be seeing him against the Earthquakes on Saturday.

Gary Smith did say something that seemed to hint we would be seeing him soon;
"He’s an option for us again, fresh off the back of some games, he’ll be sharp and he’s match fit. Whether he’ll be involved is another question, but there’s no doubt about it, it’s great to have him back."

And how could you not like a guy who knows the Fresh Price of Bel-Air theme song from memory, eh?