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Colorado Rapids ponder Arsenal player as second Designated Player

Colorado Rapids president Tim Hinchey has confirmed that the club will go after a second Designated Player this off-season.

The Denver club had Panamanian striker Gabriel Torres as their sole DP in 2014 but after finishing second bottom on the Western Conference table will certainly pursue another top-quality player ahead of the 2015 campaign.

"We are certainly going to bring in another Designated Player, without question," Hinchey told the SB Nation 'Burgundy Wave' blog this week when asked if the Rapids would follow the lead of Toronto FC who spent big at the beginning of the year.

"I'm not going to attempt to quantify that kind of spending. I don't envision that kind of spending, but are we going to spend real money? Absolutely."

Hinchey added that perhaps the new Rapids marquee man could be a player who has not quite made the grade at Premier League side Arsenal who are co-owned by Stan Kroenke who operates the Commerce City outfit.

"The first part is scouting. Sharing resources. We've never really done that before and we're excited about it," Hinchey added.

"Secondly, it's working with them to find out which players may not be a long-term fit for Arsenal and whether we can have a look under the hood before they put them out on loan or sell them to another club."

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