On the aforesaid time the Rapids officially said goodbye to defender Sam Vines, the nine announced it was trading guardant Nicolas Benezet to Seattle Sounders FC.
Colorado volition person $50,000 successful General Allocation Money (GAM) from Seattle successful speech for the Frenchman, and could get an further $50,000 successful GAM if definite conditions are met, according to a squad merchandise sent retired Thursday afternoon.
“We convey Nico for his contributions to our nine and privation him the champion successful his aboriginal endeavors,” Rapids wide manager Pádraig Smith said successful the release.
Benezet, 30, joined the Rapids up of the 2020 season, and recorded 4 assists successful 23 appearances.
Earlier successful the day, Vines’ long-anticipated transportation to Belgian broadside Royal Antwerp FC became official. The 22-year-old Colorado Springs autochthonal ends his clip with the Rapids having appeared successful 53 matches since his MLS debut connected Oct. 21, 2018, notching 2 goals and 4 assists.