The Colorado Rapids announced today that they signed their first 2016 MLS Super Draft pick as they inked goalkeeper Chris Froschauer to a contract.
From Rapids Technical Director and Vice President of Soccer Operations, Paul Bravo:
"We would like to officially welcome Chris to the club. He has earned the right to be in our group and we believe he possesses the characteristics to be successful in this league."
Froschauer comes to the Rapids from Ohio State University where he was an All-Big Ten selection and had a 0.88 goals against average. He was the 43rd overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
But where does he fit into the Rapids plans right now? Zac MacMath enters the season as the starter and John Berner appears to be his back-up which leaves him as the third keeper. If that is the case, the question can be raised as to whether Froschauer will be loaned to Charlotte for parts of the season. Charlotte recently signed a goalkeeper and so Froschauer would potentially enter into a crowded goalkeeper situation. Regardless, the Rapids need a third keeper and Froschauer fits that bill.