29 Sept 2022

Colorado Rapids confirm signing of Michael Harris

The Convoy teenager has been carefully mulling over offers in recent weeks.

Michael Harris

Michael Harris is set to move to Colorado Rapids. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

MLS giants Colorado Rapids have confirmed the signing of Convoy teenager Michael Harris.

The 19-year-old will initially play for Colorado Rapids 2 in the MLS MNEXT Pro Regular season.

Harris, who was on the books of Derry City in 2021, had interest from clubs in England and Scotland, but, as revealed by Donegal Live last month, has plumped for Colorado Rapids.

The LyIT student has been carefully mulling over his offers in recent months.

Last year, he impressed for Derry City Under-19s as they won the EA Sports Enda McGuill Cup,

beating Bohemians in the final. Harris netted the winning penalty in the shoot-out.

Harris was out of contract at the Brandywell, but was offered a professional deal by Derry City

manager Ruaidhri Higgins.

Rapids have described Harris as a ‘stealthy attacker’.

“Rapids 2 announced the signing of Irishman Michael Harris on Friday morning to the new MLS NEXT Pro team in its inaugural season,” the club said.

“Harris, a 19-year-old striker and League of Ireland talent, brings a punch of offensive prowess to the Rapids 2 attack”

Colorado Rapids 2 begin their new season on March 27 at home to Sporting KC II.

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