Colorado Rapids 2017 Roster

This roster composition page reflects players that the league has received ALL paperwork for (ITC, Visas, federation registration, etc.) in order to be officially added to a team’s 2017 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of March 16, 2017.

Azira, Micheal22MSeniorSR  
Badji, Dominique14FSeniorSRINTL 
Berner, John12GKReserveRES  
Boateng, Bismark21MSeniorSRINTL 
Burch, Marc4DSeniorSR  
Burling, Bobby23DSeniorSR  
Calvert, Caleb29FSupplementalSUPHG 
Castillo, Dennis26DReserveRES, On loanOLINTLOn loanOL
Cronin, Sam6MSeniorSR  
Doyle, Kevin9FSeniorSRINTL 
Ford, Kortne24DSupplementalSUPHG 
Gashi, Shkelzen11FSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Gordon, Alan16FSeniorSR  
Hairston, Marlon94MSeniorSR  
Hamilton, Sam15MSeniorSR  
Howard, Tim1GKSeniorSRDP 
MacMath, Zac18GKSeniorSR  
Miller, Eric3DSeniorSR  
Mizell, Cody31GKSupplementalSUP  
Perez, Ricardo20MReserveRESHG 
Powers, Dillon8MSeniorSR  
Ramirez, Juan MSeniorSR, On loanOLDP, INTLOn loanOL
Serna, Dillon17MSupplementalSUPHG 
Sjoberg, Axel44DSeniorSRINTL 
Watts, Jared33D/MSeniorSR  
Williams, Mekeil5DSeniorSRINTL 
26 of 30 spots filled

"R.S." = Roster Status, "CAT" = Player Category

"SR" = Senior Roster, "SUP" = Supplmental Roster, "RES" = Supplmental Roster, "OL" = On loan, "DP" = Designated Player, "YDP" = Young Designated Player", "INTL" = International Player, "HG" = Homegrown Player, "GA" = Generation adidas, "GA-C" = Generation adidas Canada, "SL" = "Disabled List", "SEI" = "Season-Ending Injury", "SPND" = "Suspended"

Roster Composition

Senior Roster (Spots 1-20)
1Azira, Micheal
2Badji, DominiqueINTL
3Boateng, BismarkINTL
4Burch, Marc
5Burling, Bobby
6Cronin, Sam
7Doyle, KevinINTL
8Gashi, ShkelzenDP, INTL
9Gordon, Alan
10Hairston, Marlon
11Hamilton, Sam
12Howard, TimDP
13MacMath, Zac
14Miller, Eric
15Powers, Dillon
16Ramirez, JuanDP, INTL
17Sjoberg, AxelINTL
18Watts, Jared
19Williams, MekeilINTL
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Calvert, CalebHG
22Ford, KortneHG
23Mizell, Cody
24Serna, DillonHG
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Berner, John
26Castillo, DennisINTL
27Perez, RicardoHG
Designated Players
1Gashi, ShkelzenINTL
2Howard, Tim
3Ramirez, JuanINTL
International slots
1Badji, Dominique
2Boateng, Bismark
3Doyle, Kevin
4Gashi, Shkelzen
5Sjoberg, Axel
6Williams, Mekeil
VAN on 11/24/10 (until 12/31/31)
NYC on 2/9/17 (until 12/31/17)
ATL on 12/11/16 (until 12/31/18)
COL permanently (on 6/29/05)
International players that don't count against slots
LCastillo, DennisOn loanOL
LRamirez, JuanOn loanOL
Unavailable Players
Castillo, DennisOn loanOL
Ramirez, JuanOn loanOL
Season-ending Injury List


  • A club's active roster is comprised of up to 30 players. All 30 players are eligible for selection to each 18-player game-day squad during the regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2017 salary budget of $3,845,000, and are referred to collectively as the club's Senior Roster.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL & RESERVE: (OFF-BUDGET) The salaries of players on the Supplemental Roster (spots 21-24) and Reserve Roster (spots 25-30) do not count toward a club's Salary Budget.
  • INTL: In 2017, a total of 176 international roster spots are divided among the 22 clubs. These spots are tradable, in full season increments, so some clubs may have more than eight and some clubs may have fewer than eight.
  • DP & Young DP: The Designated Player Rule allows clubs to acquire up to three players whose total compensation and acquisition costs exceed the maximum budget charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's budget charge. A Designated Player 23-years-old or younger during the league year a Young Designated Player Budget Charge. Designated Player spots are not tradable.
  • HG: A club may sign a player to a contract without subjecting him to the MLS SuperDraft if the player has been a member of a club's youth academy for at least one year and has met the necessary training and retention requirements. Players joining MLS through this mechanism are known as Homegrown Players.
  • GA & GA-C: Generation adidas (GA) and Generation adidas Canada (GA-C) are joint programs between MLS and adidas that are dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league with the majority of such players entering the league through the SuperDraft.
  • All roster rules and regulations