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Rapids reach agreement with 17-year-old Cole Bassett, making him the youngest signing in club history

The junior in high school has made quite an impression in the Academy.

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At the Fan Q&A last night (watch here if you missed it), Colorado Rapids Executive VP and General Manager Pádraig Smith announced that the club had reached an agreement with Cole Bassett, a Homegrown player in the Rapids Academy. Bassett is 17 years old and a junior at Chatfield Senior High School, making him the youngest signing in club history.

Bassett played for the Colorado Rush from 2015-2016 and joined the Rapids in 2017. Since then, the central midfielder has made appearances with the U16/17, U18/19, and U23 squads, scoring 10 goals. He was also one of the four Academy players called up for the Boca Juniors match.

During the Q&A, Smith said that Cole is “one of the the most talented players, and not just in our development academy, but in the country.” The Rapids signed him to a 4.5-year Homegrown contract and he’s been added to the Supplemental roster.

Check out his highlight reel below: