Player Details


Sam Raben


6' 0"


165 lbs

Date of Birth

5.11.1997 (25)


Birmingham, Alabama USA



Player Category


Player Status

Loaned Out
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Hometown: Greenwood Village, Colorado
College: Wake Forest
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: May 11, 1997
Acquired: Signed to a one-year Homegrown contract on January 15, 2019.


  • Became the tenth Development Academy player to sign a first-team contract with the Rapids.



  • Played in every minute (8187) of every game (91) during his four years at Wake Forest.
  • He ranks tied for third in program history with 91 starts, and tied for seventh with 91 career games played. 
  • Senior class won 73 games in four years, the most of any Division I program during his time.
  • Top Drawer Soccer named Raben to the NCAA Men’s Team of the Week for 10/31.


  • Served as the anchor of the defense helping Wake Forest post 14 shutouts, as well as a top-five goals-against average in the nation in 2017.
  • The Deacs recorded six straight shutouts for a shutout streak of more than 600 minutes, second-longest in program history.


  • Provided three assists on the season, giving the primary assist on Ema Twumasi's game-winning bicycle kick against Cal Poly (8/28) that made SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Day at No. 5.
  • Raben was a mainstay in the team that played Stanford for the National Championship.
  • Wake Forest ranked in the top 10 nationally in goals-against-average.
  • Wake Forest recorded a program record seven-straight shutouts in 2016.


  • Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week on 10/20 after helping Wake Forest shut out North Carolina, ending its 16-game unbeaten streak.
  • Helped Wake Forest record 12 shutouts on the season and a stellar 0.58 goals against average on the season.
  • Also assisted with Wake Forest's five-game shutout streak that tied the program record for most consecutive shutouts.
  • Finished the season on Top Drawer Soccer's Top 100 Freshmen in the Nation list at No. 13 after checking in at No. 13 in the midseason release.
  • Wake Forest ranked in the top 10 nationally in goals-against-average.


  • Played with Rapids U-23s of the PDL in 2017 and 2018.
  • Played for the Colorado Rapids Academy's U-18/19 team.
  • Was part of the 2017 US Maccabi Games team in Israel.
  • Region IV Semi-Finalist in 2012.
  • Named second team All-State and All-Conference in 2012.
  • Starting varsity centerback in 2012 and named captain in 2013 at Cherry Creek High School.
  • Became a State Cup Champion (2011-12) with Cherry Creek High School.
  • 2010 US Soccer National Cup Champion for the U-13 Boys Premier Group (Colorado Storm).