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Colorado Rapids Look Likely To Sign Trialist John Neeskens

With the backline suddenly in disarray, the Dutch left back is likely to be brought on board full-time.

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Though Drew Moor is not going to be suspended for the game on Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps, there is still a bit of disarray around the Colorado Rapids back line. Marvell Wynne will be suspended after getting a red card against Sporting Kansas City, and both of the team's left backs are out with injury going into Saturday. Fortunately, the Rapids have two guys currently on trial, and Chris Bianchi hinted that one of them, Dutch left back (though he holds a US passport) John Neeskens, will likely get signed before the match in order to give the Rapids more options in the back.

Does that mean that the 20-year-old starts against the 'Caps? Unless you put Drew Moor out on the left side (he has played there before) and shift Jared Watts or Grant van de Casteele into that starting role in the middle, it might be Colorado's only option.

Neeskens is most well-known as being the son of Johan Neeskens, who was really good and won a lot of things with those legendary Ajax teams of the early 1970's (and those really good Dutch National sides) before heading to Barcelona and the New York Cosmos. If John is half of a half as good as his dad, this might end up being a quite underrated signing in the end.