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Rapids sign defensive midfielder Collen Warner

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The 32-year-old has been signed to a one-year contract with a club option.

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The Colorado Rapids have signed veteran defensive midfielder Collen Warner to a one-year contract with a club option. The 32-year-old is a native of Denver and played with the Rapids U23s from 2007-2008. Professionally, he has played for Real Salt Lake (2010-2011), Montreal Impact (2012-2014), Toronto FC (2014-2015), Houston Dynamo (2016), and Minnesota United (2017-2018).

After leaving MNUFC, Warner had five appearances with FC Helsingør, including one goal. In MLS, he had a total of 204 appearances, with four goals and 12 assists.

“As we prepare for the MLS is Back Tournament next month, our focus is on continuing the form which saw us start the season with two consecutive wins,” said Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive VP and General Manager. “We’re driven by the opportunity to win the first trophy of the season and recognize that this competition format will test teams’ rosters like never before. Collen not only provides additional depth to our midfield, his familiarity with Robin [Fraser] from their time together in Toronto will be an asset in helping him integrate quickly with our group.”