The Colorado Rapids announced today that 23-year-old winger Jonathan Lewis has signed a contract extension through 2024. In the club press release, General Manager and Executive VP Padraig Smith commented, “Johnny showed he is a dangerous attacker as our joint leading scorer this past season. He has an incredibly bright future ahead of him and we’re thrilled that it will be in Burgundy.”
Lewis joined the Rapids from NYCFC at the spring trade deadline in 2019 for $650,000 of Targeted Allocation Money, and scored five goals and added three assists for Colorado that season. Lewis bagged five goals in 2020, including a last-minute game-winner against DC United in the season opener. He got the reputation of a super-sub in 2020 with the Rapids, as three of his five goals this season came as a substitute.
Lewis has earned six caps with the US Men’s National Team, and has attracted European interest, most notably from Barnsley of the English Championship, who reportedly offered £400,000 for the young winger last year.
As the Rapids gear up for another playoff push in 2021, there is no doubt that Jonathan Lewis will play a pivotal role and potentially be a key member of the Rapids for years to come.