Clint Irwin is returning to the Colorado Rapids and the move was made official Friday afternoon.
“We are happy to welcome Clint Irwin back to Colorado,” said Rapids EVP & general manager, Padraig Smith. “He is a talented goalkeeper who knows this team and city well.”
After one season in the Canadian Soccer League and one in USL, Irwin joined the Rapids ahead of the 2013 season. The 29-year-old won the starting job straightaway, making 32 regular season appearances to help Colorado to a surprise playoff berth.
He made 87 regular-season starts in three years in Colorado before he was traded to Toronto ahead of the 2016 season. He was the No. 1 in his first season at BMO Field, starting 19 regular-season matches and all six playoff contests, including TFC’s heartbreaking loss to Seattle in MLS Cup. He started just 13 league matches in 2017 and 2018.
Irwin is set to backup Tim Howard in Colorado, who traded former No. 2 Zac MacMath to Vancouver earlier this week.