HOW ACQUIRED: Signed to a one-year deal with Targeted Allocation Money on Mar. 15, 2018.
Boli is a natural goalscorer whose pace and boldness inside the box that should help open space for other Rapids.
INTERNATIONAL: Eligible to play at the international level for both France and Ivory Coast, Boli committed his international future to the West African nation in 2008, and was subsequently called in to the team’s 2008 Olympic Team. He made his senior national team debut versus Gabon on September 3, 2017 in a 3-0 FIFA World Cup qualification victory.
OUTSIDE MLS: Over the course of his professional career, Boli has scored 74 goals in 11,948 minutes of play, averaging a goal in every 1.79 games. Last season, Boli found the back of the net on 16 occasions for Chinese Super League side Dàlián Yīfāng, averaging a goal every 1.2 games. Prior to signing with Dàlián, Boli spent three seasons in the Russian Premier League with FC Anzhi Makhachkala, scoring 26 goals in 62 appearances. Boli has also spent time in Ukraine and Bulgaria with FC Zorya Luhansk and PSFC Chernomorets Burgas, respectively.