Mike da Fonte
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on March 14, 2017.
Da Fonte is a very athletic central defender with experience in Europe and with two prominent USL sides. He should add depth to the Rapids' backline.
OUTSIDE MLS: Last season, da Fonte scored four goals in 19 appearances for Sacramento Republic FC. In 2015, da Fonte served as captain of the newly formed New York Red Bulls II, leading the team in minutes played (2,003) and games started (23). Prior to his USL arrival, da Fonte spent two years playing in the Terceira Divisão Portuguesa (Portuguese Third Division), making 23 appearances with S.C. Espinho (2012-13). A year later, da Fonte joined Pedras Salgadas and saw action in 23 contests for the club.