Player Details

Name

Sam Vines

Height

5' 10"

Weight

150 lbs

Date of Birth

5.31.1999 (22)

Birthplace

Colorado Springs, CO USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Left

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24

Player Category

Homegrown, U22 Initiative
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Citizenship: USA
Birth date:
May 31, 1999
Acquired: Rapids signed Sam Vines to a three-year homegrown contract on February 23, 2018.

MLS

2021 

  • Signed four-year contract on 3/5 

2020 

  • Only player on squad to play all 1,620 minutes during 18-game regular season 
  • Earned first career MLS assist on Lalas Abubakar’s stoppage-time equalizer in 1-1 draw at Houston Dynamo on 9/9 
  • Scored first career MLS goal in 5-0 win at Real Salt Lake on 9/12 
  • Assisted on Cole Bassett’s game-winning in 2-0 win over LA Galaxy on 9/19 
  • Assisted on Andre Shinyashiki’s goal in 3-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC on 11/1 
  • Played 18 minutes as substitute in first-round playoff loss at Minnesota United FC 
  • Named to MLS Team of the Week in Weeks 22 and 23 
  • Ranked No. 13 on MLS 22 Under 22 

2019

  • Earned Man of the Match honors after making his first-ever MLS start on 4/13 against D.C. United at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park.
  • Landed a spot on Major League Soccer's Team of the Week (Week 17) after his performance vs LAFC (6/28).
  • Made his 15th MLS appearance on 7/27 at Avaya Stadium against the San Jose Earthquakes.
  • Named to the MLS Homegrown roster that took on Guadalajara’s U-20 team on 7/30. Vines wore the captain’s band for the second half of the match and converted his penalty during the penalty shoot-out.

2018

  • Became the seventh Development Academy player to sign a first-team contract with the Rapids.
  • Spent the majority of the 2018 season on loan with the Charlotte Independence of the USL.
  • Vines appeared in 29 games for the Independence, 25 from the start, logging 2,303 minutes.
  • Vines made his MLS debut with the Rapids on 10/21 against the San Jose Earthquakes.
  • Missed the final game of the year due to a quad strain (10/28).

INTERNATIONAL

2021 

  • Called up to joint USMNT / U-23 MNT January 2021 camp in Bradenton, Fla., on 1/5 
  • Played 64 minutes as a starter and assisted on Jesús Ferreira’s first goal in a 7-0 friendly win over Trinidad & Tobago in Orlando, Fla., on 1/31 
  • Named to U.S. 48-player preliminary roster ahead of 2021 Olympic Qualifying 

2020 

  • Made USMNT senior international debut in 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Carson, Calif., on 2/1 
  • Became first Rapids Homegrown and Academy product to start for USMNT 
  • Called up to Gregg Berhalter’s December camp alongside teammates Kellyn Acosta and Cole Bassett 
  • Started and played first half and made key pass on first goal in 6-0 win over El Salvador in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on 12/9 

2019 

  • Called up to Jason Kreis' 25-player U.S. U-23 MNT camp in Miami alongside teammate Jonathan Lewis on 10/4 
  • Made U.S. U-23 debut as a substitute against El Salvador in Miami on 10/15 
  • Named to Jason Kreis’ 24-player U.S. U-23 squad for United International Football Festival in the Canary Islands alongside teammate Jonathan Lewis on 10/7 
  • Played 90 minutes for U-23s in 1-0 loss to Brazil in Las Palmas, Spain, on 11/14 

YOUTH/CLUB

  • Joined the Rapids youth system in 2013 as a 13-year-old, playing on the U-15, U-16, U-18 and U-19 Development Academy teams.
  • In all, he made 63 appearances for the DA (60 starts), scoring eight goals.
  • Vines was named to the U-17/18 US Soccer Development Academy Best XI for the Central Conference.
  • Earned the 2017 Rapids Academy Player of the Year.
  • Has 23 US Youth National Team call-ups, with the most recent being with the U-20 team, during 2018 Men’s Youth National Team Summit.
  • Previously played for Pride Soccer Club.
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