The Colorado Rapids have loaned 19-year-old midfielder Oliver Larraz to San Diego Loyal SC in the USL Championship for the remainder of the season, the club announced today. Under the terms of the loan, the Rapids retain the right to recall Larraz at any point during the 2021 regular season, in accordance with MLS roster compliance rules.
“Oli has taken positive strides in his first season as a professional and it’s important both for him and the club to maintain that momentum by providing additional playing opportunities for him,” said Pádraig Smith, Rapids Executive VP & General Manager. “The pathway we’ve created through our loan program has benefited many of our younger players in the past and we expect to see Oli follow a similar trajectory.”
Larraz has made four MLS appearances for Colorado since signing a Homegrown Player contract on March 3. He became the eighth Rapids Academy product to appear for the club in MLS when he made his debut on May 15 in Colorado’s 3-1 win over Houston.
A Denver native, Larraz joined the Rapids Academy in 2014, often playing several years above his age group, and was named Rapids Academy Player of the Year in 2015. In 2019, Larraz played for German side Duisburg U-19s, as well as the FC Barcelona Academy in Arizona at the beginning of 2020.
San Diego Loyal SC is owned and coached by U.S. soccer legend Landon Donovan.
TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids loan midfielder Oliver Larraz to San Diego Loyal SC for the remainder of the 2021 regular season on Aug. 6, 2021.