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Danny Wilson secures contract extension with Colorado Rapids


The Colorado Rapids and center back Danny Wilson have agreed to a two-year contract extension, the club announced Wednesday.

The 30-year-old defender's new deal runs through the 2023 season, with options for 2024 and 2025.

“Danny has cemented himself as an important piece of our club’s defense,” VP & general manager Pádraig Smith said in a release. "His leadership, along with his ability on the ball and reading of the game, have been key parts to the success of our backline in recent years. We’re delighted to extend his stay in Burgundy and look forward to seeing his continued contributions for the club.”

Wilson, a former Scottish international who came out of Rangers FC's academy, joined the Rapids in 2018 from his boyhood club following additional stints with Liverpool, Blackpool, Bristol City and Hearts of Midlothian.

In 81 regular-season games for Colorado, he's recorded four goals and four assists. Defensively, Wilson is key for a backline that conceded the second-fewest goals in the league last season, helping Colorado secure first place in the Western Conference standings.

Wilson's extension was one of several announced Wednesday by the Rapids, who also inked midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye and defender Keegan Rosenberry to new deals.