Colorado Rapids

Get to know Rapids' signing Andrew Gutman 


Hoosier by Blood

Gutman was a staple of his collegiate squad at Indiana University, scoring 20 goals and 17 assists over four years. The defender led the team to back-to-back College Cup appearances as a Hoosier in 2017 and 2018, and was awarded the MAC Hermann trophy in 2018 for his efforts on the pitch. Gutman was the seventh player from IU to receive the honor after posting a NCAA-best 15 shutouts and only allowing 13 goals in a 24-game season that year.

Fourteen former Hoosiers have solidified their place in Major League Soccer this year, players and head coaches alike. While no longer an active MLS player but still a steadfast presence at the Rapids as an in-game analyst and host, Drew Moor also played at IU from 2003 to 2004.

After a storied four years with the Hoosiers, Gutman crossed the pond to join Celtic FC after being drafted in 2019. He went on to train and appear in a friendly with the Scottish Premiership side.


From the A to Altitude

Most recently, Gutman sported the Five Stripes of Atlanta United, registering 43 appearances total. His goal contributions as a left back tallied to fourteen with the Eastern Conference side, including seven goals and seven assists.

Colorado is the first Western Conference team for Gutman in his MLS career. Despite not appearing for a side west of the Mississippi yet, the defender is familiar with the intensity of the conference's competition--scoring a stoppage-time game-winner against Seattle and creating an assist for Thiago Almada in Atlanta's 5-1 rout of Portland Timbers earlier this season.

Inked in History

In his three years played in MLS, Gutman has achieved what many league veterans haven't had the chance to: score a milestone goal in MLS history. Just one game after his late heroics against the Sounders, Gutman tallied the 20,000th regular-season goal in league history against his former club, FC Cincinnati. His 83rd-minute chip past goalkeeper Roman Celentano (another fellow IU grad) cemented the defender's name in the history books.