Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - The Colorado Rapids and goalkeeper Matt
Pickens have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract, it was announced on
Pickens has spent the past four years with the Rapids and is the club's all-
time leader in shutouts.
"Matt has been a steady, confident presence behind our defense for several
years, and his play keeps improving every season," said Rapids technical
director Paul Bravo. "He provides leadership and stability in the back and
we're happy to have signed him to a new deal."
A veteran of 143 MLS appearances, Pickens leads MLS with 78 saves this season
and he becomes the fifth Rapids player to sign a multi-year extension since
the end of the last campaign, joining Brian Mullan, Jeff Larentowicz, Omar
Cummings, and Drew Moor.
"I'm thrilled to sign a new contract with the Rapids, and commit to staying
here in Denver," said Pickens. "I feel good about the direction the Rapids are
going in with Oscar Pareja leading the way, and we're all working toward the
common goal of bringing this club another championship."
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