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RUMOR: Goff reports defender Kofi Opare is coming to Colorado

DC United did not pick up his option at the end of 2018.

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Earlier today, Stephen Goff of Soccer Insider reported that the Colorado Rapids have picked up defender Kofi Opare. Opare, 28, was with DC United from 2014-2018, but his team option was not picked up at the end of the 2018 season. The Ghanian had two surgeries at the end of 2018 and was just cleared by his doctor last week.

Opare was drafted in 2013 by the LA Galaxy, didn’t play much, and was traded to DCU in 2015. He started out slowly there, earning 18 appearances in 2015 and 10 in 2016. He played in 26 games (starting 25) in 2017, but only saw the pitch 11 times in 2018 (likely because of his injuries).

At 6’2” and 190 lbs., Opare is not someone who I would see as flexible enough to push out wide to LB, so I’m not sure about this one. We don’t need another CB, unless someone is on the move and Opare is coming in for depth? Or unless Hudson is planning to try a 3-5-2 again?