The Colorado Rapids have signed 19-year-old Denver native Oliver Larraz to a two-year contract with a club option for two additional years. The midfielder played four seasons with the Rapids Academy and is the 13th Homegrown player in club history.
Larraz featured for the Burgundy Boys in a preseason friendly ahead of the 2019 MLS season and also had four appearances with the Duisburg U-19s in the U-19 Bundesliga West in Germany. He participated in several First Team training sessions with the Rapids in 2020 and was named to the 2021 preseason roster as a trialist earlier this week.
"It's obviously a dream come true and everything I've ever wanted since I first joined the club." pic.twitter.com/UK0SMEay0L— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) March 3, 2021
“We’re delighted to extend a Homegrown Player contract to a promising young talent like Ollie,” said Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive VP & General Manager. “Ollie has worked hard to progress as player during his time in the academy and he has earned this opportunity with his consistent performances while training with our First Team throughout 2020. We look forward to seeing him continue to develop and contribute to our club.”