Colorado Springs, CO (March 5, 2020) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced today the club has signed Will Vint on loan from the Colorado Rapids, pending USL Championship, MLS, and USSF approval.
"Will is a technically very sound midfielder with excellent experience in USL Championship and abroad," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Alan Koch. "He fits how we want to play as a team and I look forward to seeing him flourish in our environment. He will challenge his teammates and he will be challenged by them as we have a small core group of central midfielders that are all striving for playing time. We look forward to pushing him to higher levels in his young professional career."
A highly-touted central midfielder from the youth club Real Colorado and the Manchester United Academy, Vint is a Colorado Springs native who most recently spent time with Atlanta United 2 (USL Championship) before returning to his home state to join the Rapids Academy. The 18-year-old midfielder notched a goal and an assist in 16 appearances for Atlanta United 2 last year. Vint signed a homegrown contract with the Colorado Rapids on March 4, 2020.
Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreement, the Rapids retain the right to recall Vint at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.
Name: Will Vint
Position: Central Midfielder
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 172 lbs
Date of Birth: 10/12/01
Birthplace: Chandler, Arizona
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Goalkeepers: Sean Melvin, Abraham Rodriguez
Defenders: Kris Reaves, Ever Rubio, Jordan Burt, Joan Cervos, Arturo Diz Pe, Abdul Rwatubyaye, Sebastian Anderson
Midfielders: Rony Argueta, Mamadi Camara, Hiroki Kurimoto, Aidan Daniels, Andre Lewis, Uvaldo Luna, Will Vint
Forwards: Austin Dewing, Luke Ferreira, George Lebese, Christian Volesky, Niki Jackson
The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC will open league play in the USL Championship on March 7th when the team travels to Oklahoma City to face the Energy FC. The Switchbacks home opener is set for March 14th where the team will face San Antonio FC in a rematch of 2019's final game of the season that resulted in San Antonio missing the playoffs. The first 500 fans in Weidner Field when gates open at 2:30pm will receive a Switchbacks cowbell, courtesy of The Gazette. Tickets are available HERE.
Full 16oz beers will be available for only $1 for the first 30 minutes after gates open at EVERY Switchbacks home game in 2020! Tickets will start at just $12 so for the price of a Switchbacks ticket and 2-5 beers, it's cheaper than buying 2-5 beers at a bar or restaurant.