Welcome Back, Dom: Rapids Acquire Badji from Nashville
The Colorado Rapids have acquired forward Dominique Badji from Nashville SC in exchange for $50,000 in 2022 General Allocation Money (GAM), the club announced today. Nashville would also receive an additional $50,000 in GAM if the Rapids re-sign Badji for the 2022 season.
"As we begin to navigate the most congested period of the season and regularly face multiple games per week, having additional depth in key positions becomes all the more important," said Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive VP & General Manager. "Dom not only provides another attacking option for us, but also a veteran presence who is familiar with our club. We're delighted to welcome him back to Colorado."
Badji, 28, is a seven-year MLS veteran who has logged 33 goals and 18 assists across 146 appearances since joining the league in 2015. The Senegal native began his professional career with the Rapids after being selected by the club in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and went on to make 91 appearances in Burgundy, recording 24 goals and 12 assists during his three-and-a-half seasons in Colorado. He was traded to FC Dallas midway through the 2018 season where he spent the next year and a half before joining Nashville SC ahead of their inaugural campaign in 2020.
TRANSACTION: The Colorado Rapids acquire forward Dominique Badji from Nashville SC in exchange for $50,000 in 2022 GAM. Badji will be designated as a supplemental roster player for the club.
Birthdate: Oct. 16, 1992
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Last club: Nashville SC
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