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Former Rapids defenseman Kortne Ford signs with Sporting Kansas City – The Denver Post

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Former Rapids defenseman Kortne Ford signs with Sporting Kansas City – The Denver Post

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Kortne Ford is ready for a change of scenery. He goes back home.

He got one on Friday, as the former University of Denver and Colorado Rapids local center back signed a one-year contract with Sporting Kansas City as a free agent, with an option to club for 2023 and 2024.

Ford went from an academy kid to hometown prospect when he joined the Rapids in 2017 and in 2018 he was named Young Player of the Year at the club’s season-ending banquet. He missed the next two seasons with a knee injury.

Last season, he made a remarkable return to the field on loan with USL Championship side San Antonio FC. He scored four times in 13 appearances and played every minute in the club’s playoffs, where he reached the conference final. The Rapids declined his contract option, but Ford knew he could still play in MLS.

Fort returned to Colorado regularly last season to see his mother, Laurie, who was then battling breast cancer. She passed away last month after a four-year battle, and the Ford family held a celebration of life in her honor last week at Greeley Central High School and extended the invitation to all Rapids fans.

The Rapids thanked him Friday with a video highlighted on the club’s social media, calling him “Colorado’s Rapid through and through.”

Former Rapids defenseman Kortne Ford signs with Sporting Kansas City – The Denver Post

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