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Rapids acquire Wolverhampton striker Joe Mason

The 26-year-old has been signed to a one-year loan.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Ipswich Town - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

After Anthony Hudson dropped the news at yesterday’s press conference, the Colorado Rapids have officially announced the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. striker Joe Mason. Mason has been signed to a one-year loan with targeted allocation money and will take up an international spot when he’s officially added to the Rapids roster.

Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager, Pádraig Smith says that “there’s no doubt that Joe will be a major boost to our front line. His finishing and movement in and around the box is very intelligent. He’ll not only help us from a goal-scoring standpoint, but he’s also the type of player who makes those around him better. We look forward to welcoming him to Colorado.”

Mason has had 49 goals since the beginning of his career in 2009, and has reportedly been injured quite a bit recently. He plays the number 9 position, but some say that his best games were as a 10. His goals per game average from 2015-2018 is very close to Dominique Badji’s, but based on comments I’ve seen around Twitter and beyond, it sounds like MLS is a good opportunity for Mason to reignite his career.

Welcome to Colorado, Joe!