The Colorado Rapids have signed another center back. While Jeff Carlisle of ESPN confirmed the move yesterday, it wasn’t officially announced by the club until today. Wilson started his career with the Rangers in 2009 and then moved to Liverpool from 2010-2013. In 2013 he was loaned to Heart of Midlothian and was then signed by the club until 2015, when he returned to the Rangers.
Wilson has represented Scotland on several youth squads and has five appearances with the senior squad.
Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager, Pádraig Smith said that “Danny’s signing is an important addition to our back line. In addition to his experience and leadership, Danny is in the prime of his career, and will be one of the best passing center backs in the league. We look forward to welcoming him to Colorado.”
He’s been signed to a three-year contract with a club option for a 4th year. He will occupy an international roster spot (pending his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa).
The Rapids are currently out of international spots, so we may see some moves with current players over the next few weeks or the team will have to buy a spot. There’s also the chance that an international player or two could be getting his green card. According to Ryan Madden, MLS clubs have until March 1st to get their rosters in compliance with league regulations.