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Colorado Rapids loan Aboubacar Keita to Bohemian FC


COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids announced today the club has loaned defender Aboubacar Keita to Bohemian FC in the League of Ireland Premier Division, for the 2024 season on a one-year loan. Under the terms of the loan agreement, the Rapids retain the right to recall Keita.

“Bouba is a player that we have high hopes for in this organization, and we believe this loan will provide him the opportunity to build match fitness and get back to playing competitive football,” said Rapids Sporting Director Fran Taylor.

Keita, 23, enters his third season with the Rapids after signing an extension in August 2023. Keita joined the club via trade from Columbus Crew in January 2022. He spent four years with the Crew after signing a Homegrown Player contract with the midwestern side in 2019, logging 2,695 minutes across 37 appearances and winning the 2020 MLS Cup and the 2021 Campeones Cup during his time in Columbus. 

Bohemian Football Club, founded in 1890, is based in the city of Dublin, Ireland, and calls Dalymount Park its home ground. Led by manager Declan Devine, Bohs clinched the Leinster Senior Cup on September 18, 2023, with an impressive 5-0 victory.

TRANSACTION: The Colorado Rapids loaned defender Aboubacar Keita to Bohemian FC in Ireland’s Premier Division for the 2024 season on a one-year loan, on Feb. 22, 2024.