Swedish Midfielder Johan Blomberg Signs With Colorado Rapids

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SOLNA, SWEDEN - OCTOBER 30: Johan Blomberg of AIK during the Allsvenskan match between AIK and IFK Goteborg at Friends arena on October 30, 2017 in Solna, Sweden. (Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Ombrello via Getty Images)

Commerce City, CO (November 22, 2017) – The Colorado Rapids have made an off-season signing. Swedish Midfielder Johan Blomberg has signed with the club from Sweden’s AIK Fotboll, as of yesterday. Blomberg will occupy an International Roster Spot in 2018.

Swedish Midfielder Johan Blomberg Signs With Colorado Rapids

The 28-year-old has spent his entire professional career in his home country. He has tallied 28 goals and 39 assists with various Swedish clubs, including Ängelholms FF, Halmstads BK, and AIK.

“We have had an eye on Johan for quite some time and he is someone who we believe will add an extra creative dimension to our team. Johan fits into the way we want to play and we’re confident he will improve our team – especially on the attacking side. He is a versatile, forward-thinking player who possesses the creativity and game intelligence to make an impact in this league,” said Rapids Sporting Director and Interim General Manager, Pádraig Smith.

Bloomberg spent this past season in the top flight with AIK, recording 3 goals and 6 assists in 28 league matches. He also made five appearances in the Europa League.

“I chose the Colorado Rapids because I believe in the team’s vision for the future, the way they want to play the game, and because the move offers new challenges both on and off the pitch. My family and I are very excited and we can’t wait to move to Denver and officially begin this new chapter of our lives,” said Blomberg.

Bloomberg will join Shkelzen Gashi and Stefan Aigner as the International attacking players for the squad. He will join Axel Sjoberg as Swedish players on the Colorado Rapids, among other Swedes throughout Major League Soccer.

TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids – November 21, 2017 – Rapids acquire Swedish midfielder Johan Blomberg from AIK Fotboll.

Full Name: Johan Blomberg
Age: 30
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 143
Birth Date: June 14, 1987
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
Hometown: Lund, Sweden

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