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Rapids Trade For Macoumba Kandji

The Rapids have traded for striker Macoumba Kandji from the New York Red Bulls in return for midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy. Mehdi himself had come to the team from a trade with Real Salt Lake for Kyle Beckerman, called by many Rapids fans the worst trade in the history of the franchise.

Mehdi started 19 of the 21 games he appeared in this season, scoring three goals - one via penalty - and notching five assists as well. His most likely replacements on the wide midfield position are Wells Thompson, Ross Labauex or perhaps Claudio Lopez, whose talents have been wasted on the bench all season.

The Rapids are now saturated with talent at the striker position, with Conor Casey and Omar Cummings, the new addition of Kandji and rookie Andre Akpan.

The Rapids cannot make another move after September 15th when the roster freeze hits.