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Colorado Rapids acquire CB Lalas Abubakar on loan from Columbus

MLS: Columbus Crew at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve been hoping for reinforcements for the defense and the news just dropped that the Colorado Rapids are bringing in Lalas Abubakar from the Columbus Crew on a season-long loan in exchange for $125,000 in 2019 Targeted Allocation Money.

The 24-year-old from Ghana was drafted in 2017 and made 23 appearances for the club in 2018. In 2019, he has started one game so far. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Abubakar has his green card and will not take up an international spot. He also has experience with the Ghana U-20 National Team.

“We are pleased to bring in a young and athletic defender in Lalas,” said Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager, Pádraig Smith. “He is a quick and physical centerback with good experience in the league.”