Colorado Rapids

Braian Galvan signs Colorado Rapids contract extension

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Galvan has signed a new deal despite being sidelined with an ACL injury.
Galvan has signed a new deal despite being sidelined with an ACL injury. / Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rapids winger Braian Galvan has signed a contract extension that'll keep him at the club through the 2024 MLS season with an option for 2025.

The 21-year-old Argentine - who has been called up to his country's Under-20 side in the past - has shown plenty of promise since joining the Rapids from Colon in 2020.

So far, Galvan has scored three goals and set up another four in 35 appearances (16 starts), helping Robin Fraser's side top the Western Conference in 2021.

Unfortunately, he looks to be sidelined for the whole of this season as he recovers from surgery to repair a torn ACL. But he's still done enough to justify the Rapids keeping him around long-term.

“Braian has quickly developed into a key member of our team during his time with the club,” Rapids executive vice president and general manager Pádraig Smith said in a release.

“His recent injury was a real blow, as he was coming off a positive 2021 season in which he demonstrated his keen eye for goal and versatility on both wings, as well as having an exceptional start to this pre-season. 

“Despite this injury setback, we have full faith in his ability to bounce back stronger than before and continue his upward trajectory.”

The Rapids made a poor start to the 2022 campaign at the weekend, going down 3-0 away to LAFC. Next up is a clash against Atlanta United at home on Saturday.