The hunt to add a striker to the Colorado Rapids’ 2018 roster continues, and the latest rumor is that the ‘Pids are “interested in” Aston Villa’s Ross McCormack. The Daily Mail broke the news yesterday, saying that LA Galaxy and Orlando City FC are also interested in the 31-year-old forward.
He has been on loan to Melbourne City since 2017 and has scored 14 goals in 16 appearances. His loan runs out on Friday, January 26th, and so far an agreement has not been reached for the rest of the season. Reports claim that Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has no plans to play McCormack, but British transfer rules prohibit any player from playing for three clubs in a single season, so McCormack has to play for one of the two clubs or move to another league.
McCormack played for Cardiff City, Leeds United, and Fulham before landing with Aston Villa in 2016. He’s won several individual awards throughout his career, including Leeds United Players’ Player of the Year (2013-2014), Leeds United Fans’ Player of the Year (2013-2014), Fulham Player of the Year (2014-2015, 2015-2016), and the Championship Golden Boot for the 2013-2014 season.
McCormack has played in 13 matches for the Scotland National Team since 2008.