The Colorado Rapids lost a pretty big piece of their history today as defender Drew Moor made it official and signed for Toronto FC. This move had been rumored for a couple of days and MLS Soccer reported it as a done deal today.
Let that soak in for a bit: Drew Moor is no longer a Colorado Rapids player.
Moor had been with the Rapids since 2009 and made 181 appearances and picked up 14 goals and served as the Rapids captain (interim and permanent) since 2012.
So Moor is gone. Is this a good or bad thing?
I am sure that the emotional side of folks will be pissed off and very distraught over this move. Moor bled Burgundy since 2009 and helped bring the only major trophy to the Rapids in that time. He served the club as Captain with honor and was a great servant for the club and the community.
But Moor is a center back and it is clear that he would not have played that role going forward for the Rapids. And the Rapids have Axel Sjoberg and Sean St. Ledger in those positions and both players seem to be fancied over Moor. It sucks, but that is the reality for the Rapids.
Also, Moor had the chance to explore free agency for the first time in his career and you cannot blame him for taking this opportunity. In addition, Toronto is a team that has a legitimate shot at winning MLS Cup next year. The Rapids will be a team that will scrap and fight for the sixth spot in the West (at best).
This is a win for Drew and I could not be happier for him and his family as he begins the next chapter in his playing career.
Thanks for everything Drew.