The Colorado Rapids are set to hire FC Dallas assistant and Academy Director Oscar Pareja has the team's new head coach, the Denver Post reported on Tuesday evening.
Pareja has beaten out a group of candidates that included Denis Hamlett, Tom Soehn and Richie Williams. The Rapids are expected to make the announcement this week.
Pareja was a long-time player for the Dallas Burn before eventually settling in as an assistant coach. He also worked with the U.S. Under-17 national team as an assistant.
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