HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from FC Dallas on July 23, 2018. Signed a three-year extension with the Colorado Rapids on Feb. 21, 2019
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. He anchored the Rapids midfield and made a career-high 30 starts and logged a career-best 2,619 minutes in 2019.
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.