The Bent Musket first reported that Frantzdy Pierrot was pursuing other opportunities, and we have confirmed that with the Colorado Rapids. We have learned that Brian Iloski is heading to Europe as well. While Pierrot is going on trial for an undisclosed club, Iloski will be a trialist at Legia Warsaw in Poland.
Forward/midfielder Brian Iloski was drafted in the 3rd Round, 72nd overall. Rapids Rabbi said Iloski reminded him of Tommy Thompson, with a “clever array of tricky passes and fancy footwork.”
Frantzdy Pierrot a forward from Coastal Carolina University, was the Rapids 2nd pick, going 27th overall. He is a massive guy at 6’4” and 205 lbs., and though he is Haitian, he has an American passport so he would not have taken an international slot.
Neither player had signed a contract with the club, but if they want to come back to MLS, the Rapids have rights to them.
While it’s not totally out of the ordinary for incoming players to see how the draft shakes out for them, we aren’t sure if the players’ interest in Europe was known to the Rapids FO or not. Pierrot might stand a chance in Europe, but neither of these guys were standouts in the SuperDraft, so they may end up back in Colorado after all. That being said, it’s never a guarantee, and teams rarely keep more than a couple players from the SuperDraft.