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Rapids sign veteran midfielder Collen Warner

Colorado agreed to terms with the Denver native on Tuesday.
Credit: AP Photo/Jay LaPrete
Toronto FC's Collen Warner plays against the Columbus Crew during an MLS soccer game Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio.

DENVER — Welcome home, Collen Warner.

The Colorado Rapids and the veteran defensive midfielder came to terms on a one-year contract on Tuesday, the club announced. Warner is a native of Denver and has played in 204 games over his Major League Soccer (MLS) career.

Warner most recently played for Minnesota United FC during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

In a release from the team, Executive VP and General Manager Padraig Smith said: "We’re driven by the opportunity to win the first trophy of the season and recognize that this competition format will test teams’ rosters like never before. Collen not only provides additional depth to our midfield, his familiarity with Robin [Fraser] from their time together in Toronto will be an asset in helping him integrate quickly with our group."

The Rapids are currently preparing for the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, which kicks off in July.

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