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Colorado Rapids: Signing Of Charles Eloundou To Be A Game Changer

Chris Humphreys – USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rapids were looking to bring Cameroonian international Charles Eloundou for this upcoming MLS season and according to reports, it appears like the franchise completed their objective.

The northern franchise picked the 19 year old in a lottery during January last year, but they were unable to bring him into the States as there were several issues with his international transfer certificate. It seems like all those problems are now a thing of the past and the Rapids are expecting Eloundou to join the team during the pre-season camp next week.

While it remains to be seen if Eloundou can adjust to the MLS pace and skill set, he definitively has enough international experience to be a difference maker for Colorado.

The skillful forward spent last year playing for Coton Sport – one of the biggest teams in Cameroon – and he previously had a stint with Unisport, where he scored eight goals in 20 matches while also showing a knack for scoring and a lot of pace down both flanks. Eloundou also has experience in Cameroon’s youth teams and he was quite successful with the U-20 team, scoring eight goals in seven matches during the U-20 African Nations Cup qualifying.

Eloundou has been an international player since the age of 14 and he certainly has enough physical tools to be a force in the MLS, and it also appears as if he has the talent to be an offensive force in the league. The Colorado franchise should definitely be delighted to have him on the roster and his presence will be a game-changer for the Rapids’ attack next season.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google.