By CAITLIN MURRAY
The Colorado Rapids have added their second designated player in club history.
Argentinos Juniors midfielder Juan Ramirez will join the Rapids this season, pending his international transfer papers, the Rapids announced Friday.
“Juan is another important piece in our club’s long-term vision,” technical director Paul Bravo said in a statement. “We believe that this is the type of young, talented and attack-minded player that can develop into a real difference-maker for the club in the coming years.”
Ramirez, 21, comes stateside after three years with the Juniors, which play in Argentina’s first division. He has made 81 appearances for the club, tallying five career goals.
The Buenos Aires native has already joined the Rapids, having arrived to the club’s preseason training camp in Arizona earlier this month.
“Juan is very dynamic with a lot of attacking attributes,” said Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni in a statement. “He looks to take players on and, with his change of pace, he’ll bring the type of attacking play that Vicente Sanchez has added to Colorado Rapids in recent seasons. He will give an instant spark to the group.”
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