The Colorado Rapids held a pop-up player announcement today in RiNo, giving fans the opportunity to see and meet the team’s newest signings before any official news was released. Fans met up at the Love this City mural, along with members of the Front Office and the two newest players: fullback Edgar Castillo and defensive midfielder Jack Price.
As you can see, Price’s beard game is strong and he should fit right in here in Colorado. Castillo has friends/family in the state.
Castillo played for Liga MX side C.F. Monterrey from 2015 to 2017. He joins the Rapids on a one-year loan. The Rapids have an option to buy him outright following the conclusion of the 2018 campaign. Castillo was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He played 3 matches for Mexico’s national team before filing for one-time switch with FIFA in 2008. Between 2009 and 2017, he has 18 caps for the USMNT.
Jack Price joins the Rapids from Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the English Championship. Price played 97 matches for the Wolves senior team from 2011 to 2017 after being promoted from their youth academy. Price was brought into the Rapids as a TAM-level signing. As an English player, he will occupy an international roster spot. According to reports, the Rapids did pay an undisclosed transfer fee to Wolverhampton in order to acquire Price.
Even after acquiring Price, Colorado still has a significant amount of TAM to spend if they choose to due to the league’s expansion of TAM from $1.2 million to $4.0 million per team. The Rapids have previously use TAM in order to pay for Kevin Doyle and Nana Boateng. Doyle retired at the conclusion of the 2017 season.
Matt Bell, a supporter who was at the event, feels that “since I’ve lived here the Rapids have seemed to keep the fans at a bit of a distance. Events like this really show an earnest attempt to shift the club culture to give us fans a greater connection to our club and relate to our athletes on a more human level.”