The Colorado Rapids announced today the signing of 19-year-old winger Braian Galván from Argentina’s Club Atlético Colón. Galván will see out the remainder of his contract with the Superliga side before joining the Rapids upon the opening of the Secondary Transfer Window on July 7. He will occupy an international roster spot on the Rapids roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.
“Braian is a highly touted prospect whose development we’ve been monitoring for some time now,” said Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager. “He’s a fast, skillful and talented player who has already made his professional debut and has been a part of the Argentine youth national team system. We see great potential in him and couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join our club.”
Galván joins the Rapids after spending the past three seasons in the Argentine first division with Colón de Santa Fe with whom he made his professional debut at age 17. A native of San Miguel de Tucumán, Galván has previously been called up to the Argentina U-20 men’s national team and trained against the senior side during their preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids sign winger Braian Galván on January 16, 2020, pending receipt of his ITC and P-1 Visa. Galván will remain with Colón and join the Rapids upon the opening of the Secondary Transfer Window.
Full name: Braian Galván
Pronunciation: “Brian” gal-VAHN
Birthdate: October 6, 2000
Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina Last Club: Club Atlético Colón