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Report: Rapids Not In For Carles Puyol

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File this in the "thank goodness" category.

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Look, I have nothing against Carles Puyol on principle.  He has had a hell of a career and is one of those players that is instantly recognized for his quality as a footballer.  That being said, he is not a player that Colorado Rapids should be looking at trying to sign.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rapids have not extended an offer to former FC Barcelona defender Carles Puyol, source says <a href="http://t.co/iWpWX7dN9M">http://t.co/iWpWX7dN9M</a> <a href="http://t.co/W3K4bdwlY2">pic.twitter.com/W3K4bdwlY2</a></p>&mdash; Denver Post Rapids (@rapidsnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/rapidsnews/status/585187207926968320">April 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Yes, he is a "legend."

But he is also 36 years old and has bad knees.

Oh, and he is retired.  Admittedly this one does not count for much, but his age and knees do.

And if you are the Rapids and looking to improve the squad, getting an defender is not the number one priority right now.  Yes, the name might put people in the seats (and after the 11,450 people from last game, butts in the seats are important), but the dude is ooooooolllllllllllldddddddd.  And regardless of how you feel about Pablo Mastroeni or the direction the Rapids are going, they are giving up 0.5 goals per match.  That is a solid number and adding a guy like Puyol is just not needed.

If the Rapids are looking at adding players that can help now, an established striker or winger should be at the top of the list.

So what do you think Rapids fans?  Would you want to see Puyol in Burgundy?  Let us know in the comments below!