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Colorado Rapids front office says club needs to evolve

The ouster of Pablo Mastroeni may be the first of many changes coming to the Colorado Rapids.

Colorado sporting director/interim general manager Padraig Smith and interim chief business officer Wayne Brant penned an op-ed to fans in the Denver Post on Wednesday saying that "The Rapids Way" must evolve, in explaining the decision to part ways with the Rapids legend.

What that entails, according to the front office, is becoming more of an attack-minded team. Smith and Brant stated that the Rapids needed to invest more time and resources in becoming bolder, and that going forward they will look to sign players who have "high soccer IQ," "explosive players with good mobility," "whose first instinct is to drive forward," and more offensive qualities.

Colorado could certainly use a boost in the attacking department. The club has netted just 22 goals this season, a total which is second-lowest in MLS, and finished 2016 with just 39 goals.

You can read Smith and Brant's full piece in the Denver Post to Rapids' fans here.