Rapids take Denver midfielder Sam Hamilton in first round of MLS SuperDraft

The Colorado Rapids selected a homegrown talent with their first-round pick in the MLS SuperDraft.

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The Colorado Rapids selected a homegrown talent with their first-round pick in the MLS SuperDraft. The club used the 15th overall pick to choose Denver Pioneers midfielder Sam Hamilton on Friday.

Hamilton was the Pioneers team captain in 2015-16. He started all 24 matches and was an integral part of a defense that ranked third in the country in goals against average (0.52). He was part of a Pioneers senior class that went 59-13-11 at the school.

Hamilton attended Evergreen High School, and he played his club soccer for the Colorado Rush.

Now he’ll stay in Colorado and join a Rapids side that allowed the fewest goals in the MLS last season and finished second in the race for the Supporter’s Shield.

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