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Colorado Rapids sign goalkeeper William Yarbrough to 3-year contract

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After alluding to a deal being completed soon, the Colorado Rapids have signed goalkeeper William Yarbrough to a three-year contract with a club option for an additional year.

The 31-year-old was on a one-year loan for the 2020 season from Liga MX’s Club León. After Clint Irwin went out of the MLS is Back Tournament due to concussion protocol, Yarbrough earned the starting spot and went 6-4-4 with four clean sheets.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring Will back to the club,” said Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive VP & General Manager. “Will is a proven winner and his leadership within the locker room was invaluable as we navigated an unprecedented season last year. Bringing him back on a permanent basis was one of our top priorities this offseason and reinforces what we believe to be one of the best goalkeeping groups in the league.”

Before coming to MLS, Yarbrough spent his entire career with Leon, helping them win two Liga MX titles during his eight years there. He was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to American parents and has three caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team.