COMMERCE CITY, CO (October 5, 2017) – Dominique Badji will be with be under contract with the Colorado Rapids through the 2021. The club announced today that the forward and leading scorer signed a two-year extension. His previous deal was due to expire in 2019.
Dominique Badji Signs Two-Year Extension With Colorado Rapids
— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) October 5, 2017
“We’re pleased to be able to sign [Dominique Badji for two more years. Dom has quickly established himself as one of the most promising young players in MLS and we’re confident he will play a big role in our future,” said Rapids Sporting Director and Interim General Manager, Pádraig Smith.
Badji has reupped with his club in the middle of a career year. Despite the team struggling in the table, he leads the club with nine goals (while adding six assists). He has already set personal records for games, games started, minutes, goals and assists in an MLS season. The 24-year-old still has a chance to meet his self-established goal of 10 goals in a season.
The Senegal native joined the club in 2015 as a fourth round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. Since then he is third in goal scored in the MLS regular season by a player under the age of 24 (with 17 career goals). Prior to that, the forward played for the Boston University Terriers from 2011-2014. He scored 22 goals and nine assists in 69 games at the college level.
Badji joined Axel Sjoberg as players to recently sign extensions with the club. The forward is clearly a part of Smith’s plan to rebuild the club in the off-season and elevate ‘The Rapids Way’ to a new level.
TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids – October 5, 2017 – Rapids sign forward Dominique Badji to a two-year contract extension, with club options for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Full Name: Dominique Badji
Birth Date: October 16, 1992
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
COMMERCE CITY, CO – AUGUST 19: Colorado Rapids forward Dominique Badji (14) takes a shot on goal during the Colorado Rapids game vs. the D.C. United on August 19, 2017 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO.(Photo by Kyle Emery/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)