Colorado Rapids sign Swedish midfielder Johan Blomberg

Blomberg is the Rapids' first offseason signing.

KUSA — The Colorado Rapids have signed midfielder Johan Blomberg from Sweden, the soccer club announced Tuesday morning.

Blomberg, the Rapids' first offseason signing, will occupy an international roster spot in 2018.

“I chose the Colorado Rapids because I believe in the team’s vision for the future, the way they want to play the game, and because the move offers new challenges both on and off the pitch,” Blomberg said in a statement on the Rapids' website. “My family and I are very excited and we can’t wait to move to Denver and officially begin this new chapter of our lives.”

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Blomberg has spent his entire career in his home country. He has scored 28 goals and 39 assists for Ängelholms FF, Halmstads BK, and AIK Fotboll.

“We have had an eye on Johan for quite some time and he is someone who we believe will add an extra creative dimension to our team,” Rapids Sporting Director and Interim General Manager Pádraig Smith said in a press release . “Johan fits into the way we want to play and we’re confident he will improve our team – especially on the attacking side. He is a versatile, forward-thinking player who possesses the creativity and game intelligence to make an impact in this league.”

The Rapids posted a welcome video from Johan Blomberg on Twitter.