COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids announced today that the club has transferred midfielder Max Alves da Silva (“Max”) to Cuiabá Esporte Clube in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and Campeonato Mato-Grossense.
“We’d like to thank Max for his contributions during his time at the club,” said Colorado Rapids President Pádraig Smith. “We wish him all the best in this next chapter of his career."
The native of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, returns to Cuiabá for the second time in his career, having initially joined the Dourado on loan in 2015.
Max, 22, appeared in 38 regular-season matches with Colorado, registering one goal and one assist across 1,558 minutes since making his MLS debut on February 26, 2022. Prior to his arrival in Colorado, the Brazilian midfielder spent one season with Flamengo in Brazil’s Serie A, featuring 10 times for the Rio de Janeiro side, including two appearances in the Copa do Brasil and two in the Campeonato Carioca in 2021, the same year he made his professional debut. Max was loaned to fellow Serie A club Cuiabá in September of 2021 and registered 15 appearances and recorded one goal for the recently promoted side.
The 2023 MLS investigation regarding Max Alves is open and ongoing. MLS placed Alves on administrative leave pending the investigation and he remained on leave at the time of transfer abroad.
TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids transfer midfielder Maxto Cuiabá Esporte Clube on January 8, 2024.