Colorado Rapids Soccer Club today selected former San Jose Earthquakes wingback Kip Colvey with the third overall pick of the 2017 MLS Waiver Draft. The versatile defender, who can play on both the left and right side, will be added to the club’s supplemental roster.
Colvey signed with the Earthquakes on March 4, 2016 after being picked in the third round (49th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
The 23-year-old wingback spent the 2017 campaign on loan with USL side Reno 1868 FC, appearing in 10 contests – all starts. In his rookie season in 2016, Colvey played in four regular season matches (three starts) for the Quakes, tallying an assist in his first professional start. He would finish out the 2016 season on loan with Sacramento Republic FC, seeing action in six games (five starts).
Colvey will be reunited with Rapids head coach Anthony Hudson, having played under him while with the New Zealand national team. At the international stage, Colvey has 15 caps for the All Whites, including both games of the Intercontinental Playoff appearance against Peru last month. He has also represented the New Zealand U-17 and U-23 squads, helping the former reach the Round of 16 at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids – December 13, 2017 – Rapids select defender Kip Colvey in the 2017 Major League Soccer Waiver Draft.
Full Name: Kip Colvey
Birth Date: March 15, 1994
Birthplace: Lihue, Hawaii
Hometown: Picton, New Zealand