COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids have acquired defender Abdul Rwatubyaye, a 2019 international roster spot, $50,000 in 2019 Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), and a second round pick in the 2020 SuperDraft from Sporting Kansas City, the club announced Wednesday.
In the trade, the Rapids will send Benny Feilhaber to Sporting Kansas City and swap positions in the Waiver Order with Sporting Kansas City.
As part of the trade, Colorado receives Sporting Kansas City’s $250,000 season-ending injury replacement player allowance, according to the Rapids. Feilhaber will serve as a season-ending injury replacement player for Sporting Kansas City.
“This transaction allows us to accumulate and reallocate significant assets toward younger, dynamic, high potential players who are committed to our club and our project,” said Pádraig Smith, Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager. “We are pleased to welcome Abdul to Colorado. He is a player with big talent and a lot of upside who we are excited to see develop with us.”
“We wish Benny and his family all the best in moving forward," added Smith.
Rwatubyaye, 22, arrived to Major League Soccer (MLS) in February after spending the previous three seasons with the Rwanda Premier League's Rayon Sports FC.
The Rapids are back in action Saturday night when they host Rocky Mountain Cup rival Real Salt Lake at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
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