Reports yesterday of a transfer for Zac MacMath from the Philadelphia Union to the Colorado Rapids eventually turned to a loan talk, and the reports were confirmed today by the Union. The price of the loan is the Rapids' lowest second round SuperDraft pick, but that's not the notable thing from the loan. The notable price is that of the potential transfer fee for MacMath should they decide they want him on full time for the future.
The cost is their first round SuperDraft pick in 2016 if they decide they want MacMath as a full transfer next season, which is an absolutely ludicrous price. Not only can the Rapids not, once again, guarantee that won't be a super high pick in 2016, but they would be spending that on a player that the Union have been openly trying to get rid of for the last year. The Rapids would manage to take a desperate team and instead make a move even more desperate on their own parts.
If nothing else, this definitely signifies that MacMath is expected to be the go-to starter in 2014, because that potential price would be ludicrous to pay for a back-up GK. Let's just hope this is only going to be a loan so we don't have to worry about all that.