Veteran midfielder Hendry Thomas tweets his farewell to Colorado Rapids
Hendry Thomas has severed ties with the Colorado Rapids after just two seasons in the Mile High City.
The 27-year-old Honduran midfielder tweeted out his farewell to Rapids fans on his personal Twitter feed on Wednesday, apparently punctuating the end to a short run as Colorado’s hard-charging holding midfielder.
I want to take this time to thank the Colorado Rapids fans, players and organization for the love they show me while I was part of the team
— hendry thomas (@hendryt6) February 12, 2014
The Rapids declined comment about Thomas’ status on Wednesday.
Thomas started 27 matches for the club during its run to the Western Conference playoffs last season, scoring two goals and adding an assist. Originally acquired in August 2012 from English club Wigan Athletic, he was expected to replace again veteran Pablo Mastroeni, who was eventually traded to the LA Galaxy last season.
The Rapids declined Thomas’ contract at the end of last season, however, and sources told MLSsoccer.com last month that the Honduran was interested in re-negotiating his contract for a payout on par with some of the league’s Designated Players, which led to an impasse with the club.
Colorado revealed Tuesday that 26-year-old Spanish midfielder José Maria Martín-Bejarano Serrano, better known as José Mari, has joined the team’s preseason camp after playing his entire career in Spain, most recently with Real Zaragoza.