Pádraig Smith and the rest of the Colorado Rapids Front Office have been very busy lately. Today the ‘Pids acquired midfielder Kellyn Rowe from New England Revolution in exchange for Edgar Castillo (who the Rapids actually did work out a deal for and signed), then flipped Rowe over to Sporting Kansas City with $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money and $200,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) for forward Diego Rubio.
The 25-year-old Chilean was signed as a young DP in 2016 and scored 14 goals in 38 appearances for Sporting and added two goals in the 2018 MLS Playoffs as a super sub.
In the press release, Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager, Pádraig Smith said that “Diego Rubio was a key target for us heading in to the offseason, so we’re delighted to secure his signing and to bring him to Colorado. Diego is a dangerous striker in front of goal and will provide us with a formidable attacking threat as he pairs up with Kei Kamara.”
Rubio has earned four caps with the senior national team and says that he “can’t wait to take the pitch and score goals in front of Colorado supporters.”