HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on January 6, 2017.
Ford is an accomplished collegiate center back whose physical presence was integral in Denver's success over the past few years. He will look to gain professional experience with the Rapids in 2017.
COLLEGE: In 2016, Ford helped the Pioneers reach the program’s first-ever trip to a College Cup, while also finishing unbeaten during the regular season for the second consecutive year. During his sophomore campaign in 2015, Ford made 19 starts, while helping the Pioneers register a 0.40 goals against average and a 0.63 shutout percentage, both second in the country. In his three seasons at the University of Denver, Ford was a two-time All-Summit League First Team selection and was a Top Drawer Soccer Second Team All-America in 2016. He appeared in 62 regular season games, notching five goals and three assists.