Colorado Rapids midfielder Carlos Alvarez has been loaned out to Charlotte Independence, who was bought by Rapids from Chivas USA in July 2014 in an exchange for defender Nathan Sturgis.
Brian Crookham, Rapids Senior Director of Football Development, said: “We are excited to get Carlos integrated into the Charlotte setup as soon as possible.”
“With his return to health we feel that gaining meaningful minutes in USL [American United Soccer League] will allow him to build on the productive preseason he had.”
Alvarez has only made one appearances for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Centre outfit in an injury-hit campaign this season, after making 10 appearances for the American Major League side last term, including six starts with one assist.
“For Carlos, this move is about getting quality minutes on the pitch and gaining full match sharpness,” said Paul Bravo, Rapids Vice President of Soccer (Football) Operations and Technical Director.
“We are looking for him to work his way back to the group in Colorado and make a contribution here.”