It’s been a big roster week for the Colorado Rapids. Yesterday, they announced the signings of Auston Trusty and Lalas Abubakar, and today they’ve exercised 2020 options on six players: Jonathan Lewis, Andre Shinyashiki, Niki Jackson, Sam Nicholson, Abdul Rwatubyaye, and Deklan Wynne.
They have declined options on three players: Kofi Opare, Tommy Smith, and Sam Raben.
Three players are out of contract: Andre Rawls, Nicolas Mezquida, and Dillon Serna. According to the press release, the club is finalizing new contracts with Mezquida and Rawls, but there is no mention of negotiations with Serna.
That brings the current roster to 21 players, including the 15 who are already on guaranteed contracts:
GOALKEEPERS (1): Clint Irwin
DEFENDERS (10): Lalas Abubakar, Sebastian Anderson, Kortne Ford, Abdul Rwatubyaye, Keegan Rosenberry, Auston Trusty, Axel Sjöberg, Sam Vines, Danny Wilson, Deklan Wynne
MIDFIELDERS (3): Kellyn Acosta, Cole Bassett, Jack Price
FORWARDS (7): Matt Hundley, Kei Kamara, Jonathan Lewis, Niki Jackson, Sam Nicholson, Diego Rubio, Andre Shinyashiki