Report: Colorado Rapids to sign ex-DC United academy defender from Wolfsburg II

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The Colorado Rapids are poised to amass defender Michael Edwards in a commerce with D.C. United for the player’s MLS rights, in line with Steven Goff of The Washington Put up.

Goff reported on Friday that the Rapids and D.C. had been nearing a deal that will send Edwards to Colorado in exchange for an undetermined sum of Allocation Cash. The 20-year-old is a D.C. United academy product, however is at the moment enjoying with Wolfsburg II in Germany, the place he is been since 2019, and began six matches this season. 

Goff initially reported stateside interest in Edwards back in November, updating that on Friday with the information that the Rapids emerged because the MLS suitor for his providers.

Replace on this Nov. merchandise: Michael Edwards is returning stateside to play for Colorado, I am advised. Rapids are making a commerce with D.C. United for his #MLS rights, presumably involving allocation cash.

— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) February 25, 2021

Buying his rights would enable the Rapids to sign Edwards as a Homegrown player and not take up a senior roster spot. Ought to the move come to fruition, it might give head coach Robin Fraser an alternative choice on the center back spot, the place Lalas Abubakar and Danny Wilson are at the moment the first-choice pairing.

2021 Colorado Rapids Roster as of February 2, 2021:

HEAD COACH: Robin Fraser

FORWARDS (6):

  • Barrios, Michael
  • Benezet, Nicolas
  • Hundley, Matt
  • Lewis, Jonathan
  • Rubio, Diego
  • Shinyashiki, Andre

MIDFIELDERS (9):

  • Acosta, Kellyn
  • Bassett, Cole
  • Galvan, Braian
  • Mayaka, Philip
  • Mezquida, Nicolas
  • Namli, Younes
  • Value, Jack
  • Vint, Will
  • Warner, Collen

DEFENDERS (10):

  • Abubakar, Lalas
  • Anderson, Sebastian
  • Beitashour, Steven
  • Ford, Kortne
  • Kelly, Jeremy
  • Moor, Drew
  • Rosenberry, Keegan
  • Trusty, Auston
  • Vines, Sam
  • Wilson, Danny

GOALKEEPERS (4):

  • Irwin, Clint
  • Rawls, Andre
  • Rodriguez, Abraham
  • Yarbrough, William

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