On Wednesday, November 20, the Colorado Rapids announced a trade with Columbus Crew SC to bring Lalas Abubakar back to Colorado for next season and beyond. Abubakar previously joined the Rapids on loan in May. He played 22 games with the team, all from the start, and quickly became a fan favorite.
When Colorado announced that it made the move to acquire Abubakar, the Rapids faithful were quick to express their excitement on social media. Jonathan Lewis and Abubakar himself also chimed in to share what they think this means for the teams future. Across the fan base the sentiment was unanimous: bringing back Lalas is a great way to start the offseason - and, as some fans pointed out, to start the holiday season.
Here’s what players and fans said about the move on social media.