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Rapid Recall: Forward Sam Nicholson and the Rapids mutually agree to part ways

In an unexpected move for Rapids supporters, the Rapids and Sam Nicholson have mutually agreed to terminate his contract.

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The Colorado Rapids and forward Sam Nicholson have agreed to part ways, per

Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive VP & General Manager, noted in a statement earlier:

“This was a difficult decision for all parties involved, but ultimately the right one for Sam and his family’s well-being. Since arriving two years ago, Sam has played a crucial role in driving the club forward toward our goals and we’re grateful to him for his contributions on and off the pitch. He is a wonderful young man and a talented footballer. He will always be a part of the Rapids family and we wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

Sam Nicholson came to the Rapids during the 2018 season from Minnesota United in exchange for defender Eric Miller and $50,000 in general allocation money. He scoring four goals in 48 games (starting 40) during his time in burgundy. Immediately upon arrival, he showed great pace and provided one of the few bright spots during Anthony Hudson’s tenure as manager.

We as Rapids supports wish Sam Nicholson nothing but the best. I am saddened to see him go. He was a fan favorite and left everything on the pitch each time he laced up the boots.

And Sam Nicholson wishes Rapids fans the best as well...

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