LONDON UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 22: Cesc Fabregas (L) of Arsenal is tackled by Hendry Thomas (R) of Wigan Athletic during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Wigan Athletic at the Emirates Stadium on January 22 2011 in London England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Colorado Rapids Sign Former Wigan Athletic Midfielder Hendry Thomas

The Colorado Rapids have signed former Wigan Athletic midfielder Hendry Thomas.

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MLS Standings 2012: Rapids Continue To Slip

The Colorado Rapids (8-16-2) continue to see their slim chances of making the Western Conference playoffs dwindle after another loss this week. San Jose easily defeated Colorado 4-1 on Saturday, leaving the Rapids just two points clear of the basement in the Western Conference.

Colorado has only eight games remaining in the 2012 season, but they are 11 points behind the Los Angeles Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps FC for the final two spots in the Western. Those two teams have 37 points each, while Colorado only has 26.

There should be some chances for Colorado to gain at least a little ground because they play a home and home with the last-place Portland Timbers in their next two games. Portland is two points behind Colorado.

For more news and analysis on the Colorado Rapids, head over to Burgundy Wave. More on the wide world of soccer can be found over at SB Nation's dedicated soccer hub.

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Hendry Thomas Signing: New Rapids Midfielder's Has All Paperwork In, Will Be Eligible For San Jose Match

New Colorado Rapids signing Hendry Thomas was confirmed to have all of his necessary paperwork put in on Thursday, ending speculation that he would be unavailable for a game or two while the Rapids waited. Chris Bianchi on Twitter broke the news that the ITC and Visa were both ready:

Colorado has dealt with paperwork issues before this season, specifically with Argentine playmaker Martin Rivero. Rivero was held out of the Rapids by his old club Rosario Central for a short time at the start of the 2012 season.

Though Thomas will be available for the Rapids' match against San Jose this weekend, it's very unlikely that fans will see him on the pitch for the first time. He has cited a lack of fitness since joining Colorado, saying he was around "70 or 80 percent" when he showed up after a long layoff without any first-team soccer. A more reasonable expectation would be to see him in one of Colorado's back-to-back games against Portland at the end of August.

For more news and analysis on the Colorado Rapids, head over to Burgundy Wave. More on the wide world of soccer can be found over at SB Nation's dedicated soccer hub.

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Hendry Thomas Reaction: Rapids Sign 'A Gem Of A Player'

Signing Hendry Thomas, a former Wigan Athletic member, was one of the bigger moves in the recent history of the Colorado Rapids and promises to help the midfield of a team that will likely miss the postseason in 2012. According to Wigan Athletic blog Pie Eaters Footie, the move to sign Thomas is a great one for the Rapids.

You will never need to moan or complain due to his tireless work rate and effort, which sees him run from the first to the last minute, even if he is injured. On the whole I couldn't say a bad word about him, he isn't an attacking midfielder, so don't expect any spectacular goals or even efforts to hit the target. Nor that defense splitting pass, he can move the ball about, but when it comes to chances Hendry is better at breaking them up rather than creating them.

All in all you are signing yourself a gem of a player who will surely help to beef up any midfield.

The terms of Thomas's contract with the Rapids have not yet been released.

For more news and analysis on the Colorado Rapids, head over to Burgundy Wave. More on the wide world of soccer can be found over at SB Nation's dedicated soccer hub.

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Hendry Thomas Signing Made Official, According To Denver Post

It was assumed on Sunday night that the Colorado Rapids had signed former Wigan Athletic midfielder Hendry Thomas because of a couple of reports out of Honduras, but there was nothing from the American media that indicated it was true.

Now, it looks like the signing has been made official as many American outlets including the Denver Post have finally started releasing the story from team sources.

The Colorado Rapids moved to replace long-suffering captain Pablo Mastroeni by taking a risk on former English Premier League midfielder Hendry Thomas.

The club on Monday was waiting to finalize paperwork with Major League Soccer before announcing the signing of Thomas. Terms and dollar amounts of the deal were not available.

The team itself has not released any news on the story as of yet as they are getting through paperwork with the league, which handles all player transactions between the teams.

For more news and analysis on the Colorado Rapids, head over to Burgundy Wave. More on the wide world of soccer can be found over at SB Nation's dedicated soccer hub.

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Colorado Rapids Sign Former Wigan Athletic Midfielder Hendry Thomas, According To Report

The Colorado Rapids have reportedly signed former Wigan Athletic midfielder Hendry Thomas.

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