HOW ACQUIRED: Selected 67th overall by Colorado in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
PRONUNCIATION: Dom-in-EEK Bad-jee
If the previous three years of growth are any indication, 2018 will be the best year yet for Badji. He notched career highs in goals and assists in 2017. The former Boston University standout will be a difference maker in the final third for Colorado this season.
OUTSIDE MLS: Badji made six appearances on loan for Charlotte Independence in the USL in 2015, and he appeared for the Rapids in the 2015 US Open Cup.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Boston University, helping the Terriers to a conference title and won Patriot League offensive player of the year his senior season.
NOTES: Born in Senegal, Badji spent part of his youth in Tanzania and Zimbabwe before moving to Alexandria, Virginia to attend boarding school.