HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from FC Dallas on July 23, 2018.
One of the prized products of FC Dallas' prolific academy, Acosta logged three full seasons as a professional before his 21st birthday. A longtime US youth international, the Homegrown is a rangy, two-footed player most valuable in midfield though he has experience as a fullback. After a down 12 months, Acosta will look to have a resurgence with Colorado after being traded the day before his 23rd birthday. He started all 12 matches he appeared in with the Rapids in 2018, with two goals and three assists.
INTERNATIONAL: The youngest member of the US squad at the 2013 U-20 World Cup, Acosta also took part in the 2015 U-20 cycle and took part in US Soccer's Bradenton Residency. He was called into Jurgen Klinsmann's 2016 January camp and earned his first senior cap in a friendly vs. Iceland on January 30 that year. He now has 23 senior appearances, including a friendly against Ghana in July 2017 where he notched first international goal. He scored his second goal in a friendly against Colombia in October 2018. Acosta was called up for Gregg Berhalter's January 2019 camp.
NOTES: Acosta signed a Homegrown contract with FC Dallas on July 12, 2012.