In an off-season full of shockers for the Rapids, this one really did come out of nowhere. Kory Kindle, who was selected with Colorado's second-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, has retired from professional soccer.
Kindle, a fullback who was known for being a raw but talented prospect, looked to be quite far down on the depth chart after seeing guys like Albert Edwards getting the big minutes at his position during Colorado's preseason matches thus far.
Kory played in several reserve matches for the Rapids last season and also saw some minutes in preseason last year before Chris Klute came in and took the left back spot by storm. Kindle's leaving the team might leave the Rapids a bit thin on fullback depth, and might lead to a few of those lower draft picks getting signed. Or it might signal that a bigger signing is on the way (perhaps that right back we've been clamoring for all off-season? Nah.)
It's a shame we never got to see Kindle get a real start for the Rapids. We at Burgundy Wave wish him the best!