When the Colorado Rapids released their roster update last week, it was noted that they were finalizing negotiations with midfielder Nicolás Mezquida and goalkeeper Andre Rawls. Today, the club announced that they had signed the two players to new contracts.
Colorado Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager Pádraig Smith said that the club is “delighted to welcome back Nico and Andre. Nico enjoyed a strong and productive first season with us that saw him finish second in the team in assists and tally four goals, while Andre continued to show his quality in goal in training and during his loan spell with the Switchbacks. The two will reinforce our roster in key areas as we continue to build for 2020 and beyond.”
In his first season with the Rapids, the 27-year-old Mezquida made 32 appearances, earning four goals and six assists. Rawls, 27, joined the Rapids after being selected in the 2018 MLS Re-Entry Draft. He spent the 2019 season on-loan with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, getting 15 starts and earning six clean sheets.
Both players signed two-year contracts.