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Colorado Rapids signal Felipe Gutierrez on mortgage from Chilean staff C.D. Universidad Catolica

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The Colorado Rapids have signed former Sporting Kansas Metropolis participant Felipe Gutiérrez from Chilean first-division facet C.D. Universidad Católica on mortgage for the rest of the 2022 Main League Soccer season.

The Rapids pays $50,000 in 2022 Basic Allocation Cash to Sporting Kansas Metropolis in trade for Gutiérrez’s MLS precedence.

“Felipe is an skilled participant on the highest ranges of the sport and brings further high quality and depth to the membership at a key juncture within the season,” mentioned Pádraig Smith, Colorado’s govt vp and basic supervisor, in an announcement.

“His capability to dictate tempo and management video games, alongside along with his familiarity with MLS, can be an asset as we proceed our push to make the playoffs for a 3rd consecutive season.”

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Gutiérrez joins after spending the final two seasons with C.D. Universidad Católica, his second stint with the staff after making his debut in 2009. General, he managed 27 objectives and 26 assists in 134 appearances. The midfielder has additionally seen time with Sporting Kansas Metropolis, FC Twente in Holland’s Eredivisie, La Liga’s Actual Betis and Internacional in Brazil’s Serie A.

He first signed for an MLS facet in 2018, becoming a member of Sporting KC as a Designated Participant and recording 19 objectives and 5 assists in 52 video games. He earned the staff’s MVP title in 2019, earlier than sitting out the 2020 season when present process surgical procedure to restore a cartilage defect in his knee.

However now he’s again to assist the Colorado Rapids of their battle to climb the Western Convention desk. The staff at the moment sits in tenth with 27 factors in 22 video games, simply three slots away from an MLS playoff place. 

With 12 video games left to be performed, the staff could flip issues round in time to qualify for the postseason.

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