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Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids

Get to know the names and numbers behind the 2018 Season Opener roster

Goalkeepers

#1 | Tim Howard | Goalkeeper | North Brunswick, NJ

The team captain enters his third season with the Rapids. In 2017, Howard made 25 appearances. He currently occupies a Designated Player roster spot.

#18 | Zac MacMath | Goalkeeper | St. Petersburg, FL

Enters his fourth season with the Colorado Rapids, his eighth in Major League Soccer. He featured in nine MLS games during the 2017 season. 

#50 | Andrew Dykstra | Goalkeeper | Woodbridge, VA

Enters his first season with the club and ninth season in MLS after being acquired from Sporting Kansas City on February 8, 2018. He was loaned to the Rapids' USL affiliate Charlotte Independence on March 8, 2018.

 


 

Defenders 

#23 | Kip Colvey | Defender | Picton, New Zealand

Enters his first season with the club and third in MLS. Was selected by the Rapids in the MLS Waiver Draft on December 13, 2017. 

Mike da Fonte | Defender | Ossining, NY

Enters his second season with the club. Was loaned to Phoenix Rising FC of the USL on February 10, 2018.

#24 | Kortne Ford | Defender | Greeley, CO

Enters his second season with the club after becoming the first Rapids Homegrown Player to surpass 1,000 minutes during their rookie season. 

#3 | Eric Miller | Defender | Woodbury, MN

Enters his third season with the Colorado Rapids, and fifth in Major League Soccer. In 2017, the Rapids' Defensive Player of the Year started 30 matches and played over 2,600 minutes. 

#44 | Axel Sjöberg | Defender | Stockholm, Sweden

Enters his fourth season with the club after being selected in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. In 2017, he totaled 19 starts. 

#5 | Tommy Smith | Defender | Ipswich, England

Enters his first season with the club after being acquired on January 22, 2018 from Ipswich Town. The center back will occupy an International roster spot.

#13 | Sam Vines | Defender | Colorado Springs, CO

Signed a three-year homegrown contract on February 23, 2018. He was loaned to the Rapids' USL affiliate Charlotte Independence on March 8, 2018.

#4 | Danny Wilson | Defender | Livingston, Scotland

Enters his first season with the club after being acquired from Rangers F.C. on January 29, 2018. The defender will occupy an International roster spot.

#27 | Deklan Wynne | Defender | Auckland, New Zealand

Acquired from Vancouver Whitecaps FC on December 21, 2017. Started both legs of the Rapids' Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League matches against Toronto FC. 

 


 

Midfielder

#21 | Bismark 'Nana' Adjei-Boateng | Midfielder | Accra, Ghana

Enters his second season with the club after featuring in 18 games last season. After recently acquiring his green card, Nana no longer occupies an International roster spot.

#22 | Micheal Azira | Midfielder | Kampala, Uganda

Enters his third season with the club, and his fifth in Major League Soccer. In 2017, he finished with a career high in minutes for a single season (2,569).

#8 | Johan Blomberg | Midfielder | Lund, Sweden

Enters his first season with club after his signing was announced on November 21 from AIK Fotboll of Sweden's top-flight. He currently occupies an International roster spot.

#2 | Edgar Castillo | Defender/Midfielder | Las Cruces, NM

Enters his first season with the club after being acquired on January 9, 2018 via a one-year loan from Liga MX side C.F. Monterrey.

#94 | Marlon Hairston | Midfielder | Jackson, MS

Enters his fifth season with the club after being selected in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. He was the only Rapids player to feature in all 34 MLS games in 2017.

#15 | Sam Hamilton | Midfielder | Evergreen, CO

Enters his second season with the Rapids after being selected in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. In 2017, he featured in three matches. 

#90 | Enzo Martinez | Midfielder | Rock Hill, SC

Enters his first campaign with the club after being acquired from the Charlotte Independence on January 19, 2018. 

#20 | Ricardo Perez | Midfielder | Fort Collins, CO

The Homegrown midfielder enters his sophomore year with the club. He was loaned to the Rapids' USL affiliate Charlotte Independence on March 8, 2018.

#19 | Jack Price | Midfielder | Shrewsbury, England

Enters his first season with the club after being acquired from Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. on January 9, 2018 and will occupy an International roster spot.

#17 | Dillon Serna | Midfielder | Brighton, CO

Enters his sixth season with the club. In 2017, Serna returned from a knee injury to feature in 19 matches. 

#33 | Jared Watts | Defender/Midfielder | Statesville, NC

Enters his fifth season with the club after being drafted in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. In 2017, he featured in 20 matches. 

 


 

Forward

#7 | Stefan Aigner | Midfielder/Forward | Munich, Germany

Enters his second season with the club after joining from 1860 Munich during the 2017 season. After recently acquiring his green card, Aigner no longer occupies an International roster spot.

#14 | Dominique Badji | Forward | Dakar, Senegal

Enters his fourth season after being drafted by the Rapids in 2015. Lead the club in goals (9) during the 2017 campaign. He currently occupies an International roster spot.

#29 | Caleb Calvert | Forward | Wrightwood, CA

Enters his fourth season with the Rapids, and sixth in MLS. Calvert was loaned to the Rapids' USL affiliate Charlotte Independence on March 8, 2018.

#11 | Shkëlzen Gashi | Midfielder/Forward | Zürich Switzerland

Enters his third season with the Rapids. In 2017, Gashi made 17 appearances. He currently occupies both an International and Designated Player roster spot.

#12 | Niki Jackson | Forward | Memphis, TN

Enters his rookie season after being selected in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft and signed on February 20, 2018.

#10 | Joe Mason | Forward | Plymouth, England

Enters his first season with the club after being acquired from Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. on February 19, 2018. He will occupy an International roster spot.

#32 | Jack McBean | Forward | Newport Beach, CA

Enters his first season with the Rapids and his eighth in MLS, after being acquired from the LA Galaxy on December 14, 2017. He featured in 18 games and scored two goals during the 2017 campaign. 


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