Player Details


Cole Bassett


kohl BAS-it


5' 11"


150 lbs

Date of Birth

7.28.2001 (22)


Littleton, CO, USA



Position Detail

Attacking Midfielder

Preferred Side




Roster Category


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Career Summary

Acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract on August 10, 2018. 



  • Played 2,210 minutes across 32 appearances, 23 of them starts 
  • Tied a career high with five goals while adding four assists 
  • Scored the equalizing penalty kick in come-from-behind victory at Minnesota United FC on 10/10 
  • Led team with 60 shots  
  • Listed No. 10 on MLS 22 Under 22, his third consecutive season being included 
  • Named to MLS Team of the Week in Weeks 4, 7, 13 and 19 
  • Played 75 minutes in Western Conference Semifinal loss to Portland Timbers 


  • Played 982 minutes in 12 starts among 14 appearances during 18-game regular season  
  • Made season debut against Sporting KC at MLS is Back Tournament on 7/17  
  • Tied with Jonathan Lewis for team lead with five goals and with Jack Price for team lead with five assists  
  • Assisted on Kellyn Acosta’s goal against Sporting KC on 7/17  
  • Scored first goal of 2020 against Sporting KC on 8/29  
  • Assisted on Kei Kamara’s equalizer against San Jose Earthquakes on 9/5  
  • Scored and assisted on Braian Galvan’s goal in 5-0 win over Real Salt Lake on 9/12  
  • Scored game-winning goal against LA Galaxy on 9/19  
  • Scored game-winning goal and assisted on Andre Shinyashiki’s goal in 5-0 win over San Jose Earthquakes on 9/23  
  • Scored in 3-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC on 11/1  
  • Assisted on Diego Rubio’s game-winning goal at Houston on 11/8  
  • Played 90 minutes in first-round playoff loss at Minnesota United FC  
  • Ranked No. 7 on MLS 22 Under 22  
  • Named to MLS Team of the Week in Weeks 10, 12 and 13  
  • Finished with fourth-highest non-penalty goals + assists per 90 minutes in MLS (.92)  
  • Finished with fifth-highest distance covered per 90 minutes in MLS (11.33 km)  
  • Presented club’s Golden Boot along with Jonathan Lewis and named club’s Players’ Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, and Centennial 38 MVP  


  • Made 2019 debut on 3/2 at DSGP during the infamous Snow Clasico 3 against the Portland Timbers. 
  • Opened 2019 account on 4/6 in the 71st minute against Orlando City SC, just ten minutes after assisting Nicolás Mezquida's equalizer. His performance earned a spot on MLS Team of the Week (Week 6). 
  • Assisted Andre Shinyashiki's opening goal in the 43rd minute against FC Cincinnati at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park (6/1).  
  • Named to the MLS Homegrown roster that faced Guadalajara's U-20 team and scored the game winning penalty on 7/30. 


  • Became the youngest signing in club history, and the eighth Development Academy player to sign a first-team contract with the Rapids on 8/10. (Currently second youngest
  • Appeared in six MLS games, three from the start, scoring one goal. 
  • Appeared in the Rapids 18 for the against the San Jose Earthquakes on 8/11. 
  • Became the youngest player in club history to make his professional debut when he subbed on in the 71st minute against the Portland Timbers on 9/8 (17 years, 42 days). (Currently second youngest
  • Became the youngest player in club history to earn a start on 10/13 in Minnesota. (Currently second youngest
  • Named to MLS Team of the Week - Week 33 following the Rapids 2-0 win at Minnesota United FC. 
  • Became the youngest goal-scorer in club history, when he scored on 10/28 against FC Dallas in his first start at home. 
  • Named to MLS Team of the Week - Week 35 and Colorado Rapids Man of the Match following the Rapids 2-1 win over FC Dallas 10/28. 
  • Picked up the the Academy Player of the Year award at the end of season gala, A Burgundy Affair. 



  • Called up to USMNT December camp 


  • Played four games in 2018 with the Rapids’ U-23 team, scoring a goal and adding an assist.
  • Represented the Rapids at the U-16/17 and U-18/19 levels after joining the club’s Development Academy in 2017 from Colorado Rush.
  • Scored nine goals during his 2018 season.