The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced today the club has signed Andre Rawls and Matt Hundley on loan from the Colorado Rapids, pending USL Championship, MLS, and USSF approval.
Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreement, the Rapids retain the right to recall Rawls and Hundley at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.
"Andre is a big addition as a loan player from the Rapids to the squad. He brings experience and he had a lot of success last season on loan to Orange County," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Steve Trittschuh. "He has settled in great with the team and we expect a lot out of him."
Rawls was a member of New York City FC (MLS) last year but he spent the entire season on loan to Orange County SC of the USL Championship. The 27-year-old keeper led Orange County to the Western Conference Championship of the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs with two clean sheets in three games, tied for the league lead in the playoffs. Rawls joined the Colorado Rapids after being selected third in the 2018 Re-Entry Draft on December 14, 2018.
Name: Andre Rawls
Position: Goal Keeper
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 182 lbs
Date of Birth: 12/20/91
Hometown: San Ramon, California
The Colorado Rapids signed Hundley to a homegrown contract on January 15, 2019 as the ninth Development Academy player to sign a first-team contract with the Rapids. The Colorado native spent last year at UCLA where he made 19 appearances (14 starts) in his freshman year. As a fresman, Hundley led the Bruins in scoring with five goals and seven assists as he was named to Top Drawer Soccer's Freshman Best XI.
"I have seen Matt play since he was 13 years old, so I am aware of his qualities. He has the ability to tak defenders on and cause problems and create scoring opportunities," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Steve Trittschuh. "I look forward to working with him and to see his continued growth as a player."
Name: Matt Hundley
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160 lbs
Date of Birth: 5/11/00
Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
Goalkeepers: Steward Ceus, Andre Rawls
Defenders: Jordan Burt, Jamal Jack, Ibrahim Yaro, Ish Jome, Sam Raben
Midfielders: Rony Argueta, Kwasi Donsu, Jordan Schweitzer, Alex Molano
Forwards: Shane Malcolm, Saeed Robinson, Mike Seth, Matt Hundley