Colorado Rapids Soccer Club announced today the acquisition of Toronto FC goalkeeper Clint Irwin in exchange for a second round pick, 39th overall, in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. The Rapids obtained the second round pick in a trade with FC Dallas earlier this year. Irwin becomes the third addition to the Rapids roster since the conclusion of the 2018 season.
“We are happy to welcome Clint Irwin back to Colorado,” said Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager, Pádraig Smith. “He is a talented goalkeeper who knows this team and city well. I know our fans will be looking forward to seeing him back between the posts at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park as much as we are.”
Irwin, 29, rejoins Colorado after three seasons with Toronto FC. While playing for the Canadian side, he featured in a combined 49 appearances and posted a record of 18-16-13 with 16 clean sheets in all competitions between 2016-18. He played in six postseason games, including every game of Toronto’s run to the 2016 MLS Cup final. He was also a part of Toronto’s Canadian Championship-winning teams in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The Charlotte, North Carolina native began his MLS career with the Rapids in 2013 where he featured in 32 games and notched a single season career-high 91 saves and 10 clean sheets during his rookie year. Irwin started in goal for Colorado the following two seasons tallying 161 saves in a further 57 games before being traded to Toronto at the end of the 2015 season.
“I’m very happy to return to the club where I began my MLS career, and look forward to being a big part of the club's future,” said Irwin.
TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids – December 14, 2018 – Colorado Rapids have acquired goalkeeper Clint Irwin from Toronto FC in return for a second round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.
Full Name: Clint Irwin
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: April 1, 1989
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina