Colorado Springs, CO (September 16, 2022) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced Tuesday the acquisition of defender Sebastian Anderson, on loan from Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Per league policy, the details of the loan have not been made public and is pending league and federation approval. Under the terms of the loan agreement, the Rapids retain the right to recall Anderson at any point during the remainder of the MLS regular season, subject to all MLS roster compliance guidelines.
“Seb [Sebastian Anderson] was a big part of our group last year just like Mikey [Edwards] and will add another starting quality piece to our group during our push to bring a home playoff game to Colorado Springs,” said General Manager and Head Coach Brendan Burke. “The team and staff are excited to have him back.”
Anderson, 20, was loaned to the Switchbacks in March of 2021 in a group loan of five Rapids players, and rejoins the team for the tail end of their 2022 season. Anderson made 28 appearances and starts with the Switchbacks in 2021, and notched six assists, made over 1,100 passes while holding a passing accuracy of over 84%, and won 46 out of 78 duels. This season Anderson made one appearance for the Rapids, and played in the newly formed MLS Next Pro league, where he earned one goal and one assist in 12 appearances.
Sebastian Anderson came up through the Rapids Academy and signed a Homegrown Player contract with the Rapids in April 2019 to become the youngest signing in Colorado Rapids history. At 16 years old, Anderson was the youngest player to debut for the club and also became the youngest player ever to score a goal in MLS for Colorado. The Colorado native appeared in six MLS matches and four USL Championship matches in his first season with the team.
“I’m excited to be back,” said Anderson on the loan. “I’m here to do whatever I can to help the team win games and hopefully win the USL Championship. I’m excited to be back in front of the amazing fan base here in Colorado Springs.”
Name: Sebastian Anderson
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 150 lbs
Date of Birth: 8/8/02
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado