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Two Rapids players named to the MLS 22 Under 22

Cole Bassett and Sam Vines earn the honors. Congratulations!

Sam Vines and Cole Bassett in 2018 training with SC Freiburg of the Bundesliga.

Major League Soccer announced yesterday their MLS 22 Under 22 rankings, with Colorado Rapids homegrowns Cole Bassett and Sam Vines among that list.

Bassett, 18 from Littleton, after a strong end to the 2018 season, made 20 appearances with the Rapids with two goals and two assists to his account. Recently back from a week-long training with Arsenal U-23 side, Bassett has also earned numerous call-ups with the US youth national teams this past year.

Vines, 20 from Colorado Springs, made 26 appearances for the Rapids, earning a starting spot as their left back this past season and has also continued to appear with the US youth national squads as well. Last year, he appeared in 29 games on loan for the Charlotte Independence (USL), with 25 starts and 2303 minutes. He has been a stalwart on defense, for which we all hope will continue in the years to come.

Yes, the future looks bright for our Colorado Rapids! Again, congratulations to Cole Bassett and Sammy Vines! We cannot wait to see what 2020 has in store!