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Rapids sign three players to three-year extensions

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The Colorado Rapids have agreed to three-year extensions for three players: midfielder Kellyn Acosta, forward Diego Rubio and defender Keegan Rosenberry.

Acosta’s contract starts in 2019 and includes club options for 2022 and 2023, while the extensions for Rubio and Rosenberry start in 2020 and run through the 2022 season.

“The future has been secured,” the team tweeted after making the announcement Wednesday.

All three are relatively new to Colorado. Acosta arrived in a July trade with FC Dallas, while Rosenberry and Rubio were acquired in offseason deals with the Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City, respectively.

Acosta, 23, scored two goals in 12 games last season after joining the Rapids.

Rubio, 25, tallied eight goals and six assists last year with Sporting KC.

Rosenberry, 25, was the No. 3 overall pick by Philadelphia in 2016. He played every minute for the Union in 2018.

“We are pleased to announce contract extensions for these three key players,” said Rapids executive vice president and general manager Padraig Smith in a team statement. “We targeted these players over the past 12 months and in Kellyn, Keegan and Diego we have players who have a demonstrated track record of production in MLS and who fit our style of play perfectly.

“As they enter their prime we believe they will be key contributors for us in the coming years. These deals demonstrate our club’s commitment to investing in talented young players and building a strong core, and highlight the confidence that these players have in our future.”

The Rapids open the regular season on March 2 at home against the Portland Timbers.

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