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Rapids sign midfielder Sam Nicholson through 2024

Sep 11, 2019; Commerce City, CO, USA; Colorado Rapids midfielder Sam Nicholson (28) controls the ball in the first half against the LA Galaxy at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rapids signed Scottish midfielder Sam Nicholson to a contract through the 2024 season on Friday with an option for an additional year.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team.

Nicholson, 27, appeared in 20 matches (14 starts) over two seasons with Minnesota United FC in 2017-18 before playing in 48 matches (40 starts) with the Rapids from 2018-20. He has totaled six goals and eight assists during his MLS career.

“We’re delighted to welcome Sam back to the club,” Rapids executive vice president and general manager Padraig Smith said. “Sam is an incredibly talented and versatile attacker with exceptional pace and someone our team and coaching staff are very familiar with from his time with the club. We’re excited to welcome him back at this key juncture in the season and look forward to seeing him continue his career in burgundy.”

Nicholson spent the past two seasons with Bristol Rovers FC of the English Football League Two.

–Field Level Media