UPDATE: It came to everyone’s attention that Abdelrahman Tamim made some really awful comments on a recent stream, and thus: “We are extremely disappointed to learn of Abdelrahman’s comments, which are unacceptable and run contrary to our values,” said Padraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive VP & General Manager. “We do not tolerate that type of language or behavior, especially from someone representing our club.”
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Earlier this week, the Colorado Rapids announced that they’ve signed a new eMLS player, Abdelrahman Tamim (ZeSnipRef on Twitch and Twitter). Tamim moved to the United States from Egypt in 2018 and started playing FIFA around the same time. In just two years, he’s risen to 78th in the world for PS4 in EA SPORTS’ FIFA 19 Global Series.
He’s one of the best EA SPORTS FIFA players in the world and now he’s one of us. Welcome to the club ZeSnipRef! bit.ly/ZeSnipRef2020Posted by Colorado Rapids Soccer Club on Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The full-time web developer lives in Denver and is “really happy and excited to join my home team. I appreciate the opportunity given to me by the Rapids to represent the club nationally and globally. Can’t wait to get started and repay the faith shown in me by the club.”
Twenty-five MLS clubs are participating in the 2020 eMLS season and this is the Rapids’ third season. The tournament begins in January 2020 and the eMLS Cup will take place during the second half of SXSW in Austin, Texas.