Colorado Deals For Richardson

Colorado Deals For Richardson

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 26, 2009
  • 8 Comments
  • Discovery Claims, Gregory Richardson, Trades

A deal that could finally make Colorado’s offense a good one. The Rapids are set to complete a deal with Toronto FC to land Guyanese forward Gregory Richardson, according to SBI earlier today.

Colorado will send an undisclosed 2010 draft pick in exchange for the top discovery rights to sign Richardson. The former Trinidad & Tobago club Joe Public striker had been on trial with the Reds but Toronto decided to deal the striker’s MLS discovery rights rather than to sign him.

You may recall Richardson’s rise to fame when he scored an impressive hat-trick against New England in Joe Public’s 4-0 CONCACAF Champions League win at Gillette Stadium last September. That hat-trick put Richardson on the MLS map.

Richardson still hasn’t signed with the Rapids but seeing as how he has been traded away from Toronto can of tells me he will sign a deal pretty soon.

My wonder with Richardson is will he really be MLS ready? Sure he had a hell of a game back in the fall against a very injury depleated New England squad. That was only a single game. My worry is that game went too far with most MLS clubs that looked at him. I know Toronto was quick as always to put their discovery tag on him but I think looking at it now they always wanted to deal him away regardless.

What do you make of Richardson possibly joining the Rapids this year? Will he be the piece to the puzzle that Gary Smith has been looking for all along here?

  • djking2

    When camp opened this year and I heard about &quot;Jackie Chan&quot; as a Toronto fan I was hopeful that Richardson could add something to our offence. Trading the discovery claim now that Vitti is in camp not to mention the new model Chad Barrett, O'Brien White, Dichio, Ibrahim and even J. Smith if needed is a no-brainer. Playing time would have been hard to come by for Richardson and the pick or whatever it is we eventually get is an absolute bonus. We weren't the first MLS team to have him in camp I don't think, but I don't recall who the other 2? were.<br />
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    So who really knows what he has to offer KC. I wish him well but like you said the only thing we all know for sure is he had one good game.

  • djking2

    When camp opened this year and I heard about “Jackie Chan” as a Toronto fan I was hopeful that Richardson could add something to our offence. Trading the discovery claim now that Vitti is in camp not to mention the new model Chad Barrett, O’Brien White, Dichio, Ibrahim and even J. Smith if needed is a no-brainer. Playing time would have been hard to come by for Richardson and the pick or whatever it is we eventually get is an absolute bonus. We weren’t the first MLS team to have him in camp I don’t think, but I don’t recall who the other 2? were.

    So who really knows what he has to offer KC. I wish him well but like you said the only thing we all know for sure is he had one good game.

  • joel es latest socce

    I Like his game and dont understand why TFC traded him. He would have been good for the Crew and KC who need speed at striker.

  • I Like his game and dont understand why TFC traded him. He would have been good for the Crew and KC who need speed at striker.

  • Rawle Toney

    i think he well fit in jsut well with the rapids, if any one has been following richardson like i did, you have no doubt that he would make an impressions in the MLS with the Rapids.<br />
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    he was voted the MVP in the Trinidadian Pro-League and is one of Guyana's best strikers.<br />
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    just give him some playing time and u will see the magic this Kid can make.<br />
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    Look out MLS!

  • Rawle Toney

    i think he well fit in jsut well with the rapids, if any one has been following richardson like i did, you have no doubt that he would make an impressions in the MLS with the Rapids.

    he was voted the MVP in the Trinidadian Pro-League and is one of Guyana’s best strikers.

    just give him some playing time and u will see the magic this Kid can make.

    Look out MLS!

  • Demetri

    This guy is guyana's equivalent of the brazilian robinho, he's very fast and full of skill. I think he will fit in well in the MLS. He is gonna wreak havoc in the league. Colorado will reap the benefits of this great thing they have done. Jackie Chan to the world, MLS are u ready to see greatness?

  • Demetri

    This guy is guyana’s equivalent of the brazilian robinho, he’s very fast and full of skill. I think he will fit in well in the MLS. He is gonna wreak havoc in the league. Colorado will reap the benefits of this great thing they have done. Jackie Chan to the world, MLS are u ready to see greatness?