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Is Offensive Help Coming For The Rapids? From Charlotte?

There is a report out there that Charles Eloundou and Marlon Hairston could be coming back from Charlotte. Is this a good thing?

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It is no secret that the Colorado Rapids offense is putrid in 2015...just look at the stats:

They have not scored in 4 of six matches.

They have scored 5 total goals

They are 1-2-3 on the season and dead last in the Western Conference.

It is quite clear that they are struggling in front of goal and if this report is to be true, some familiar faces could be coming back to try and help with this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="">#Rapids96</a> may recall Charles Eloundou, Marlon Hairston from Charlotte: <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Denver Post Rapids (@rapidsnews) <a href="">April 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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I would love to see Charles Eloundou and Marlon Hariston back in Colorado, but is it the best move for the club?   And more importantly is it best for those two Lads?

I have always liked Eloundou as he is willing to run and run and run without stopping and Hairston seems to have that something special, so from that perspective yes, I would love to see them back.  But if they are coming back to either ride the pine or not even make the 18, what is the point?  They need playing time and if they are getting that in Charlotte, then I would say they should stay there.

But I have to admit to a certain curiosity:  If Eloundou was the striker in a 4-2-3-1 with Juan Ramirez, Dillon Powers and Gabriel Torres behind him, I have to think that would be fun to see.  And the Rapids are at a point in the season where it is make or break time.  I know it is only game seven, but they have matches against FC Dallas, New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes and Sporting Kansas City coming up.  And three of those are on the road.  Results are a must in that or they could find themselves out of the race in May.

And that would be absolutely unacceptable.