COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids have signed midfielder Bryan Acosta on a two year-deal with a club option for an additional season, the club announced today.
“We’re delighted to bring a player of Bryan’s quality to Colorado,” said Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive VP & General Manager. “Bryan is a dynamic midfielder with experience within our league and at an international level. His power, technical play and ability on both sides of the ball will be an asset to our midfield. We look forward to welcoming him to our group ahead of the new season.”
Acosta joins the Rapids as a free agent after being selected by the club in the 2021 MLS Re-Entry Draft. The 28-year-old previously spent three seasons in MLS with FC Dallas, logging 60 appearances and recording two goals and five assists in the regular season during his time in Texas.
Prior to signing as a Designated Player with Dallas in 2019, Acosta spent two years in the Spanish second division with C.D. Tenerife where he recorded 51 appearances, six goals and six assists across all competitions, including the Copa del Rey.
A native of La Ceiba, Honduras, Acosta began his professional career in 2013 with Real España in the Honduran first division. He spent four years with the Central American side, appearing in 129 matches and scoring 19 goals. Acosta was part of the team that won the 2013 Apertura that qualified them for the 2014-15 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League where he appeared in four games.
On the international stage, Acosta has featured for the Honduras men’s national team on 56 occasions, including 10 Concacaf World Cup Qualifying matches and 12 matches across four Concacaf Gold Cup tournaments, recording two goals and an assist.
TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids sign midfielder Bryan Acosta to a two-year contract with a club option for an additional year on January 19, 2022.
Birthdate: November 24, 1993
Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras