Colorado Rapids Sign Brondby’s Andreas Maxso as Designated Player

Colorado Rapids Sign Brondby's Andreas Maxso as Designated PlayerMaxsø wore the captain’s armband with Brøndby.

The Colorado Rapids added their second designated player (DP) this offseason in the form of Danish guard Andreas Maxsø.

Maxsø joins from Brøndby IF on a three-year deal for the 2025 MLS season and has a club option for 2026, joining French striker Kevin Cabral as one of two DPs. The Rapids still have one spot to fill before the 2023 campaign.

Maxso, 28, captained Brondby to the 2020/21 Danish Superliga title after three years in charge and won the club’s Player of the Year award in 2020.

Maxsø started his career with fellow Danish Nordsjælland, playing more than 100 games between 2012 and 2018, while also representing Turkey’s Osmanlıspor, Switzerland’s FC Zurich and Germany’s KFC Uerdingen 05.

At national team level, Maxsø represented Denmark twice in the senior team, in friendlies against Sweden (2020) and Serbia (2022).

“Andreas is an experienced and physically strong center back who led his team to a title in a strong Euroleague,” Colorado executive vice president and general manager Padraig Smith said in a club news release. Indicated. “His proven leadership and commanding presence will have a huge impact on our team as we tackle multiple competitions next season.”

While not a typical strategy for the team, Maxsø occupied the DP spot as a defender alongside the likes of Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC), Thiago Martins (NYCFC) and Teenage Hadebe (Houston Dynamo).

The Rapids begin the 2023 MLS season with the Seattle Sounders on Feb. 26, looking to return to the playoffs after finishing 10th in the Western Conference last year.

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