Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids extend head coach Robin Fraser's contract through 2025 season

Lizzy Becherano
The Colorado Rapids extend Robin Fraser's contract
The Colorado Rapids extend Robin Fraser's contract / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages
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The Colorado Rapids have extended the contract of head coach Robin Fraser, keeping him at the Western Conference club through the 2025 season.

“We are excited to secure Robin as our head coach for the next four years,” Josh Kroenke, vice chairman of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, said in a statement. 

“Robin has proven himself to be among the elite coaches in MLS. His coaching acumen, personality and attention to detail make him an ideal fit to help us continue to compete at the top of MLS for years to come.”

Fraser first arrived at the Rapids in 2019 following the dismissal of interim manager Conor Casey to become the ninth permanent coach in club history. He arrived with extensive coaching experience, leading Chivas USA for two seasons and working as assistant head coach at Toronto FC under Greg Vanney and New York Red Bulls under Mike Petke. 

“I’m extremely happy to be signing with the Rapids for an extended period of time,” Fraser said in a release.

 “This team is still in its infancy, in terms of where we want to go, so I am genuinely excited about the opportunity to continue this project. I’ve truly enjoyed working with this group of players and this incredible technical staff and am very much looking forward to what we can accomplish together. I’m grateful to Stan and Josh Kroenke, Team Governor Matt Hutchings, Pádraig Smith and the entire KSE organization for the opportunity to continue here and for their unwavering support.”

In 2021, Fraser was a finalist for the Sigi Schmid MLS Coach of the Year award after inspiring the Rapids to a club-record 61 points and a first-place finish in the Western Conference for the first time in club history.

“We are thrilled to extend Robin’s time with the club for another four years. Robin is one of the league’s most respected and accomplished coaches, and in his short time with the team so far, we’ve seen how he can help lead the club in our constant pursuit of winning MLS Cup. Robin’s leadership, work ethic and ability get the best out of our players through his coaching make him the perfect fit for our club,” Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids executive VP & general manager, said in a release.

“We are incredibly excited for what the next few years hold with Robin as our head coach. Securing his long-term future with the Rapids is another sign of our ownership’s commitment to not only growing the sport here in Colorado and the US but to bringing another title back to Colorado.”

The Rapids currently sit in fifth place on the Western Conference table after two victories, one draw and one defeat to mark the 2022 MLS campaign.

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