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Colorado Rapids sign Dillon Serna

The Colorado Rapids announced on Friday that the club has signed Dillon Serna of Brighton, Colo. a product of the Rapids Academy, as the club's third Homegrown Player.

Serna, who can play several positions and is coming off a standout season with NCAA powerhouse University of Akron, joined the Rapids Academy in 2009 and has seen extensive action with the United States Under-17 National Team. He joins Davy Armstrong of Aurora and Shane O'Neill of Boulder as Homegrown Players on the Rapids' roster.

Serna will be formally presented to media following Monday's practice session at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, along with Rapids Head Coach Oscar Pareja and Academy Director Brian Crookham. Practice is at 9:30 a.m., with Serna, Pareja and Crookham available following practice for photos and interviews.

"We're thrilled that Dillon will be joining our first team, having proven in our youth system, the NCAA, and with the U.S. National Teams that he is ready for this step," said Rapids Technical Director Paul Bravo. "His dedication and hard work, as well as the effort of all the Rapids coaches who have spent time with him over the last several years, have paid off with this well-deserved opportunity."

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