Colorado ended last season as MLS Champions thanks largely to the fact that they were very healthy the entire season which disguised their lack of depth players a bit. Coming into this season their depth chart looks largely the same, except with the additions of Sanna Nyassi, Caleb Folan and Joseph Nane - all three of whom have played below average this season - as well as the replacement of Julien Baudet with the much better (!) Tyrone Marshall.
Colorado needs more quality on their depth chart, while their first choice starting XI is still one of the best in MLS. Here's a wish-list of things that coach Gary Smith could consider during the upcoming transfer window.
Left Winger - Colorado has always suffered from a lack of offensive ability in their midfield other than Jamie Smith simply because of the style that they run featuring two holding midfielders manning the center. However, Brian Mullan hasn't exactly impressed anyone this season - least of all in that last game against Columbus - and Wells Thompson is more suited to a substitute role to bring in energy and defensive skill on his wing. The Rapids need more offensive potency on the opposite side of Jamie Smith, especially if they're keeping the current terrible left back tandem in place.
That's actually it, two players and no more. Colorado's depth situation is good enough in other areas - minus perhaps defensive midfield where only Ross LaBeaux and Nane are there to provide substitutions - except for that infamously terrible left side. If Anthony Wallace and Brian Mullan are playing it should be a lot easier to handle, but in case anything happens, having two new guys to replace them will be very important.