COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids announced today the signing of goalkeeper William Yarbrough from Liga MX side Club León to a three-year contract with a club option for an additional year.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring Will back to the club,” said Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive VP & General Manager. “Will is a proven winner and his leadership within the locker room was invaluable as we navigated an unprecedented season last year. Bringing him back on a permanent basis was one of our top priorities this offseason and reinforces what we believe to be one of the best goalkeeping groups in the league.”
Yarbrough originally joined the Rapids in March 2020 on a one-year loan from current Liga MX champions León. The 31-year-old started 14 of Colorado’s 18 regular season matches in 2020, posting a 6-4-4 record and four clean sheets. Yarbrough also started Colorado’s first-round match in the 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
Prior to arriving in Colorado, Yarbrough spent his entire professional career with León, making 203 appearances and winning two BBVA Liga MX titles since debuting in July 2012. Born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to American parents, Yarbrough has earned three senior international caps for the United States, most recently in October 2016.
TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids sign goalkeeper William Yarbrough to a three-year contract with a club option on February 2, 2021.
Birthdate: March 20, 1989
Birthplace: Aguascalientes, Mexico
Nationality: USA, Mexico