COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids have acquired forward Jonathan Lewis from New York City FC in exchange for $650,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2020 and a 2020 international roster spot, the club announced Wednesday.
Lewis, 21, is also a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) and a Generation Adidas player.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan to Colorado,” said Pádraig Smith, Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager. “He is one of the best young attacking talents in the United States, a dynamic game changer with the potential to develop into an elite level attacker in MLS. His age, character and skillset fit perfectly with the type of player we want to bring to Colorado and with the plans we have for the future of our club."
Lewis was the third overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft and has played parts of three seasons with New York City FC.
Lewis played in college at the University of Akron.
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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