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Former Rapids M Jose Mari signs with Levante

A former Colorado midfielder has found a new team.

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One of the first moves that the Colorado Rapids made in the off-season was saying farewell to midfielder Jose Mari, who decided after a season of service in burgundy to go back to his native Spain, where his career started. It took a bit of time, but it looks like the defensive midfielder has finally found a new team.

According to a press release on Levante UD's website, Jose Mari has been signed by them after passing a medical. The release is in Spanish; here's a Google translated version of some of the important bits:

The Levante UD has reached an agreement with midfielder Jose Mari which is linked to the rest of the season and more.


José Mari, which has been detached from the MLS, has passed a medical at ASISA and this morning will exercise command of Lucas Alcaraz on what will be his first session as Levantine (10:30 Ciutat de Valencia).

The Rapids have replaced Jose Mari with Marcelo Sarvas in the midfield, which seems to be a good deal for both player and team in the end. Good luck to Jose Mari on all his future endeavors with Levante and beyond!