Some interesting news out of Colorado Rapids camp as they announced that Zach Pfeffer and Dennis Castillo were loaned to Charlotte Independence. From the official Rapids press release:
Colorado Rapids announced today that midfielder Zach Pfeffer and defender Dennis Castillo have been loaned to Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League (USL). Per the Right of Recall incorporated in both loan agreements, Colorado Rapids retain the right to recall either player at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.
"For Zach, this represents a chance to get regular minutes," said Paul Bravo, VP of Soccer Ops & Technical Director. "Dennis made an excellent debut on Saturday and he'll be able to get in a full 90 minutes before returning to the Rapids next week."
Castillo, 22, made his professional debut and added his first assist during the Rapids' 3-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders FC on April 23. A four-year starter for Virginia Commonwealth University, he was drafted by the Rapids in the second round (37th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
"This is an excellent opportunity for Dennis and Zach to further their development as players in a competitive environment," said Brian Crookham, Rapids Senior Director of Soccer Development. "With the flexibility of being able to bring them back at any time, it's a win-win for all parties involved."
This a good move for the Rapids and more specifically Castillo and Pfeffer. Regular minutes are key for any player and especially players that are young like Castillo and Pfeffer. One of the interesting features of the loan is that it is not for the full season whereas the loans for John Berner, Emmanuel Appiah and Caleb Calvert were season long deals. I think we see Castillo and Pfeffer back in Burgundy at some point.
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