MLS: Rapids D Drew Moor to retire after 18 seasons
Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor announced Friday he will retire at the end of the season, his 18th in Major League Soccer.
“I can honestly say that I have given everything I have to being a professional soccer player these past 18 years,” Moor, 38, posted to social media on Friday. “There were good days and there were bad days. But I tried to embrace every single one.
“My body is finally telling me that it’s time to give everything I have to my next adventure.”
Saturday’s match against FC Dallas will be his final home game in Colorado, where he played 10 seasons. The Rapids close the 2022 campaign on Oct. 9 at Austin FC.
I gave it everything I have… pic.twitter.com/fiHkbENWzu
— Drew Moor (@drewmoor) September 30, 2022
Moor entered the league with FC Dallas, where he played from 2005-09. He was traded to the Rapids in the 2009 season and stayed until 2015, then played three seasons with Toronto FC before returning to Colorado in 2020.
He has appeared in 410 career games (371 starts) and has 28 goals and eight assists in nearly 34,000 minutes of action. This season, he’s appeared in eight games.
“Few players have meant as much to this club as Drew has,” said Padraig Smith, the Rapids executive vice president and general manager, in a news release. “On the field, Drew was an incredibly smart, determined and talented player. Off the field, his leadership, professionalism and passion for our club shone through, but what makes Drew such an emblematic figure above all else are his human qualities — his character, genuineness and the positive manner in which he conducts himself and treats others. We couldn’t be prouder to have called him a Rapid for so long and are grateful to him for the incredible legacy in Burgundy he leaves behind.”
Moor, a native of Dallas, was drafted sixth overall in the in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas from Indiana, where the Hoosiers won consecutive NCAA national championships in 2003 and 2004.
With the Rapids, he won the MLS Cup in 2010. He’d later win the 2017 Cup, the 2017 Supporters’ Shield and the 2017 Canadian Championship with Toronto.
In 2011, he set a league record for the most consecutive 90-minute matches played by a non-goalkeeper (68) and was named an MLS All-Star in 2015.
He earned five caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team.
The Rapids said they will hold a ceremony to mark his retirement sometime in the 2023 season.
–Field Level Media