Former Rangers star extends stay in MLS after signing new deal
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Former Rangers star extends stay in MLS after signing new deal

Former Rangers defender Danny Wilson has extended his stay with MLS side Colorado Rapids after putting pen to paper on a new two-year deal.

The centre-back has been in the States since leaving Ibrox and made 10 appearances for hte Rapids as they reached the MLS Cup playoffs after a Covid-disrupted 2020 season.

Danny Wilson challenges Atlanta United’s Jeff Larentowicz (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Wilson was selected as one of Colorado’s ‘Protected Players‘ ahead of the upcoming Expansion Draft which sees Austin FC join the league for the 2021 season.

Rapids Executive Vice-President and General Manager Padraig Smith, who was full of praise for the 28-year-old after he was one of several experienced players to commit their future to the Western Conference side.

“(Wilson) has done very well in 2020, and he’s one of the best ball-playing centre-backs in the league. He’s a wonderful presence in the locker room, a good leader, a good guy to have in the group” Smith said [Colorado Rapids].

Wilson applauds the fans after an Old Firm game in 2017 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Wilson moved to the MLS side in January 2018, after a second spell at Rangers and has made 52 appearances for the Rapids, starting 46 times, and helped them to the first round of the Playoffs this season, losing out to Minnesota United.

The former Scotland international is one of several ex-Gers in the league in the US and will be hoping he can help the Rapids go further in next seasons’ MLS Cup race.

Another ex-Ger was named one of MLS’ 25 Greatest players last week as the American league celebrates it’s 25th anniversary