MLS side Colorado Rapids have confirmed they intend to spend significant money in improve their fortunes in 2015.
The side suffered a 14-game winless streak in 2014, a season which culminated with them finishing in eighth place in the Western Conference – only two points ahead of last-placed San Jose Earthquakes.
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Club president Tim Hinchey told reporters this week that the Rapids will spend “real money” to bring in a second designated player ahead of next season in an attempt to turn the club around. Clubs are allowed three designated players that can break the strict MLS salary cap limits. It is the same rule which brought Beckham to LA Galaxy and Defoe to Toronto.
Panamanian striker Gabriel Torres is currently the Rapids’ only designated player, but he endured a tough season – scoring just three times in twenty three games.
It is rumoured that the new designated player could come from Premier League side Arsenal. Both the Rapids and Arsenal are owned by Stan Kroenke and the team’s technical director Paul Bravo has recently spent time with the Champions League side to help scouts their next big signing.