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Colorado Rapids sign 16-year-old forward Darren Yapi

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) The Colorado Rapids signed 16-year-old forward Darren Yapi to a five-year contract, the youngest player to sign a pro deal in the club's history.

The team announced the deal with the home-grown player Wednesday. It includes a club option for an addition season.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Yapi spent last season training with the Rapids first team along with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, the club's affiliate in the second tier USL Championship. He signed a deal with the Switchbacks on July 31, leading to his pro debut on Aug. 1 at 15 years old. Yapi ended up earning Rapids Academy player of the year honors. (MORE)

Colorado Leaders
G: J. Lewis5
Ast: J. Price5
PKG: None 
YC: K. Acosta5
RC: J. Price1
GAA: W. Yarbrough1.43
CS: W. Yarbrough4
Colorado Team Stats (Rank)
Goals: 32 (14)
Goals Allowed: 28 (15)
Penalty Kick Goals: 0 (24)
Shots: 249 (18)
Shots on Goal: 95 (14)
Yellow Cards: 30 (4)
Red Cards: 2 (16)
9/12RSL-COLW 5-0
9/16DAL-COLL 1-4
9/19LA-COLW 2-0
9/23COL-SJW 5-0
10/24KC-COLL 0-4
10/28MIN-COLL 1-2
11/1COL-SEAW 3-1
11/4POR-COLW 1-0
11/8HOU-COLW 2-1
11/22MIN-COLL 0-3
1/15Y. NamliKRACOLLoan
1/15Y. NamliKRACOLTransfer
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