The Colorado Rapids will reportedly make a sizable investment in the midfield by re-signing Kellyn Acosta to a three-year deal.
Acosta’s new contract will pay him an average of $800,000 per season, according to an MLSsoccer.com report. Colorado will use Targeted Allocation Money to buy down Acosta’s new salary because it’s higher than the league maximum, the report said.
In addition, the new deal includes club options for 2022 and 2023.
Acosta, 23, joined the Rapids last July after being acquired from FC Dallas, where he spent the first five years of his professional career. He scored two goals and added five assists in 2018 and continued earning call-ups to the United States men’s national team.
MLSsoccer.com reported in January that Colorado turned down two transfers worth $3 million and $3.5 million from an unnamed club in the English Championship for Acosta’s services.
Acosta and the Rapids kick off the 2019 MLS season March 2, when they host the Portland Timbers in Commerce City, Colo.