COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids have signed defender Aboubacar Keita to a multi-year contract through the 2025 season with a club option for an additional year, the club announced today.
“Bouba was incredibly unfortunate to suffer a season-ending injury shortly after joining the club. We have since seen him progress back to full health and display the qualities that excited us when we first brought him to the Rapids last year,” said Colorado Rapids Sporting Director Fran Taylor. “We’re pleased to secure his future in Burgundy and look forward to seeing his continued development with the club.”
Keita, 23, is in his second season with the Rapids after joining 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.
Born in New York City, Keita has represented the United States at the youth level, making eight appearances with the U.S. U-20 Men’s Youth National Team, including five starts at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids sign defender Aboubacar Keita to a multi-year contract through the 2025 MLS season with a club option for an additional year on August 16, 2023.
Pronunciation: ah-BOO-bah-kahr KAY-tuh
Birthdate: April 6, 2000
Birthplace: New York, NY
Nationality: United States