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Claudio Lopez is the next to go

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The Director of Soccer will not be returning to the Colorado Rapids next season.

Colorado Rapids v Los Angeles Galaxy Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

Pádraig Smith promised that things were going to change in the off-season, and while we’re still waiting to hear about the new head coach, the Colorado Rapids have chosen not to renew Claudio Lopez’s contract. Lopez became the Colorado Rapids’ Director of Soccer in 2014 after being a part of the Rapids team that won the MLS Cup in 2010. His contract expired this year, and according to the Denver Post, the Rapids “decided not to bring him back.”

The Argentinian had a very successful career as a player, including winning a silver medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics with his country’s U-23 squad and two World Cups (1998 and 2002). In addition to playing in Argentina and MLS, Lopez played in several other leagues around the world over the course of his career: La Liga (Valencia), Serie A (Lazio), and Primera División (América).

We wish Claudio good luck in the future!