HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by the Rapids as a Homegrown Player on Monday, January 14, 2013.
Serna is a left-footed attacker who has unfortunately struggled with injuries throughout his career. After making just nine appearances in 2016, he started in as many games in 2017 and featured in a total of 19. Assuming he can stay healthy, he has the potential to help the Rapids in 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: Trained with the full U.S. National squad in January of 2015, along with teammate Shane O’Neill. Named to the squad for the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. In July 2012, he joined the U.S. U-20 National Team for the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, playing in all three of the team’s matches. Was called up to the January U-20 training camp and added to the roster for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship where he played in three matches and the U.S. qualified for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He was not named to the World Cup roster.
COLLEGE: Played his freshman season at University of Akron, adding two goals and eight assists in all 22 matches (starting 21). Named to Soccer America All-Freshman First Team, College Soccer News All-Freshman Team, MAC Co-Newcomer of the Year and rated the No. 2 freshman in the nation according to Top Drawer Soccer