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Colorado Rapids Sign Midfielder Cole Bassett as Homegrown Player

August 10, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Colorado Rapids News Release

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Colorado Rapids Soccer Club announced today the signing of 17-year-old midfielder Cole Bassett to a four-and-a-half year contract. In doing so, the Littleton, Colorado native becomes the youngest signing in club history, and the eighth Development Academy player to sign a first-team contract with the Rapids.

"This is a special day for the club," said Colorado Rapids' Executive Vice President and General Manager Pádraig Smith. "Cole is very talented and a very humble young man. It's a big credit to both his parents, as well as our Development Academy staff, that we're able to bring such a well-rounded person and player in to our first team."

Bassett has represented the Rapids at the U-16/17 and U-18/19 levels after the joining the club's Development Academy in 2017 from Colorado Rush. The talented midfielder has scored nine goals this season, while also playing four games with the Rapids' U-23 team in the Premier Development League, scoring a goal and adding an assist. He has also been called in to train with the first team by Head Coach Anthony Hudson on a consistent basis this season, including the club's preparations for last month's international friendly versus Boca Juniors.

TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids - August 10, 2018 - Rapids sign midfielder Cole Bassett to a four-and-a-half year contract. Basset will be added to the Rapids supplemental roster as a Homegrown player.

Full Name: Cole Bassett

Age: 17

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 130

Birth Date: 7/28/01

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