Colorado Rapids midfielder Nicolas Mezquida will join Volos FC of the Greek Super League in a permanent transfer after nearly a decade in Major League Soccer.
He spent four seasons with the Western Conference side, initially arriving ahead of the 2019 season in a deal that sent goalkeeper Zac MacMath to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for Mezquida. The midfielder now departs with six goals in 80 regular-season appearances.
“Nico is someone who has meant a lot to us since he joined the club in 2018,” Colorado executive vice-president and general manager Pádraig Smith said via an official press release. “He was a key part of the team’s transformation over the past few years, both on and off the pitch, as he brought a contagious, uplifting attitude and impeccable work ethic to our locker room."
Mezquida stands as a product of Peñarol's youth system, working through the ranks in Uruguay before arriving at the Canadian MLS side. He spent five seasons in Vancouver, managing 13 goals and seven assists. He also previously saw brief loan stints in Norway with Brann and Lillestrøm.
"When the opportunity to play overseas presented itself to him, we were happy to help Nico achieve his dream of playing in Europe," Smith added.
Volos FC was founded in 2017, and has since been promoted to the Greek Super League.