COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids bolstered their defensive depth Monday ahead of their season opener, announcing the signing of former D.C. United centerback Kofi Opare. It was a move originally reported by Stephen Goff of the Washington Post, but later refuted by Opare on social media.
Nonetheless, Opare had been spotted throughout the preseason on teammate’s social media posts and on the Rapids’ official lists of camp invitees.
Initially drafted by LA Galaxy out of Michigan in 2013, the 28-year-old has 62 league starts over the past four seasons with D.C. United, despite undergoing two surgeries, including one on a foot injury that ended his 2018 campaign.
“Kofi is a talented centerback who will help bring depth and experience to our back line,” said Rapids executive vice president and GM, Pádraig Smith said in a release. “He has spent the majority of preseason training with the team, so he has already integrated himself into our group and has adapted well to our style of play and tactics.”
As a dual citizen of Ghana and the United States, Opare joins Colorado as a domestic player.