With the primary transfer window closing yesterday, we’ve all been waiting to hear the truth on some of the rumors that started floating around. The first confirmed move is the acquisition of Jonathan Lewis, a young forward from NYCFC.
The 21-year-old joined the USMNT’s January camp and has huge potential. He can play left or right wing and had two assists in his appearances against Panama and Costa Rica. He has four total caps with the senior team. Lewis played in 14 matches for NYCFC in 2018 (219 minutes), earning one goal and three assists.
Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager, Pádraig Smith called him “one of the best young attacking talents in the United States, a dynamic game changer with the potential to develop into an elite level attacker in MLS. His age, character and skillset fit perfectly with the type of player we want to bring to Colorado and with the plans we have for the future of our club.”
In exchange for the Generation Adidas player, the Rapids gave NYC $650,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2020 and a 2020 international roster spot.