Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor set to retire at end of season – The Denver Post


COMMERCE CITY — Colorado Rapids’ defender, fan favorite and eldest statesman Drew Moor announced Friday that he will retire at the end of this season, his 10th as a Burgundy Boy.

The 38-year-old has been a part of Major League Soccer for 18 of its 27 seasons. During that time, the league has more than doubled in size, expanding from 12 teams when he first stepped onto a professional pitch in 2005 to 28 by the start of next season.

The Rapids legend is one of six field players in MLS history to appear in 400-plus matches (now at 410) having played a staggering 33,806 minutes entering Saturday’s final home match against FC Dallas. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the sixth-most in league history. If he plays this weekend, it would make 210 appearances — the second-most in club history.

“This is a decision that I’ve been thinking about for the last couple of months now, and although I’ve been emotional about it at times, I think it’s time for me to step into the next part of my life and my career,” Moor said in a statement released by the Rapids.

Moor entered MLS when he was selected sixth overall ahead of the 2005 campaign by his hometown team FC Dallas. That came on the heels of back-to-back NCAA Division I championships at Indiana University.

He spent five seasons with Dallas before being traded to the Rapids in 2009. One year later, he helped lead the club to its first, and only, MLS Cup.

He stayed with the Rapids until 2015, when he headed north of the border in what would become Toronto FC’s most successful stint in its history.

In Toronto, Moor won a number of honors and lifted a second MLS Cup in 2017. He was also part of three consecutive Canadian Championships from 2016-18, and the 2017 Supporters’ Shield for the best mark in the regular-season. As a result of the triumphs, Toronto FC became the first treble-winning team in MLS history in 2017.


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