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Rapids trade Nicolas Benezet to Seattle Sounders FC

Nicolas Benezet joined the Rapids before the 2020 season.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids have traded forward Nicolas Benezet to the Sounders.

The Rapids acquired $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) from Seattle in exchange for Benezet, the Rapids announced Thursday.

Colorado can acquire an additional $50,000 in GAM from Seattle if certain conditions are met.

Benezet, 30, made 23 appearances and recorded four assists during his time with the Rapids after joining the club ahead of the 2020 season. Benezet also played 45 minutes in the Rapids’ first-round playoff match at Minnesota in November 2020.

"We thank Nico for his contributions to our club and wish him the best in his future endeavors," said Pádraig Smith, Rapids Executive VP & General Manager.

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Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski
Colorado Rapids forward Nicolas Benezet in the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Nov. 1 2020, in Commerce City, Colo.

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