TRANSFER TRACKER: Signing
Bassett, currently a junior in high school, joined the Rapids academy in 2017 and has quickly ascended from their U-17 side to the U-23 squad, impressing the Rapids' brass at every stop.
“This is a special day for the club,” said Colorado Rapids’ executive vice president and general manager Pádraig Smith in a team statement. “Cole is very talented and a very humble young man. It’s a big credit to both his parents, as well as our Development Academy staff, that we’re able to bring such a well-rounded person and player in to our first team.”
The Rapids teased the announcement appropriately, tweeting a link to the song "Homegrown" by Zac Brown Band 15 minutes prior to announcing Bassett's signing.
Hi everyone.— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) August 10, 2018
We have an announcement coming up. Hope you're cool if we listen to some music before then.https://t.co/YDBi1MXYpI
Bassett will share a locker room with 39-year-old Tim Howard, who is 22 years his senior.