Stejskal: Colorado Rapids sign Giles Barnes
Update: The Rapids made the news official on Friday evening.
Option declined following 2018 season.
The Houston Dynamo's leading scorer in 2013 and 2014, Barnes is an explosive forward/attacking midfielder with set-piece ability and English Premier League experience. With sprinter's speed, Barnes can be a one-man counterattack. He mainly plays right below the center forward with freedom to find the game, but can also play out on either wing. He'll be looking to revive his career in Colorado after an unsuccessful stint in Liga MX with Club Leon.
OUTSIDE MLS: Made his Derby County debut at 17 years old spent 4 years with the club as a consistent starter during their time in the premier league. He then helped West Bromwich Albion gain promotion to the premier league where he played for them until transferring to Doncaster Rovers FC.
INTERNATIONAL: More than 15 caps for Jamaica in Gold Cup, Copa America and World Cup Qualifying competition ... Had made 12 appearances -- with seven goals -- for England U-19 national team
MLS All-Stars vs LIGA MX All-Stars in Minnesota on August 10