Player Details

Name

Cole Bassett

Height

5' 11"

Weight

150 lbs

Date of Birth

7.28.2001 (21)

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Attacking Midfielder

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Both

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

Homegrown
Career Summary

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

MLS CAREER

2021

  • 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 

2020

  • 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  

2019

  • 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. 

2018

  • 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. 

INTERNATIONAL

2021

  • Called up to USMNT December camp 

YOUTH/CLUB

  • 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.