Player Details


Cole Bassett


5' 11"


150 lbs

Date of Birth

7.28.2001 (20)





Position Detail

Attacking Midfielder

Preferred Side




Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24

Player Category

2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: July 28, 2001
Acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract on August 10, 2018.



  • 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 Anthony Hudson’s U.S. U-20 training camp in Bradenton, Fla. on 1/7 
  • Scored both goals in 2-0 win over Mexico U-20 on 1/16 
  • Called up to Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT December camp alongside teammates Sam Vines and Kellyn Acosta on 11/30 
  • On bench for 6-0 win over El Salvador in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on 12/9 


  • Called up to the U.S. U-18 national team on 1/30 
  • Called up to Tab Ramos’ U.S. U-20 team for friendlies against Slovenia and the UAE U-23.  
  • Scored against Croatia on 9/5 and against the UAE on 9/9 


  • 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.


  • Younger brother, Sam, plays soccer at the University of Denver



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