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Independence Send Mizell to MLS Rapids

By James Thomas, 03/03/17, 5:00PM EST

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The Colorado Rapids has been called up to Independence's MLS affiliate.

Charlotte (N.C.) – Colorado Rapids Soccer Club announced today that goalkeeper Cody Mizell has been acquired on loan from USL affiliate Charlotte Independence ahead of the 2017 Home Opener against the New England Revolution.

Mizell, 25, has been training with the Rapids during the team’s preseason stints in Boulder, Los Angeles and Tucson.

Last season, Mizell appeared in 10 matches for the Independence, registering 35 saves and a .778 Save Percentage. In 2015, Mizell started 20 games for Knattspyrnufélagið Fram of the Icelandic second division.

The Woodstock, Georgia native played three seasons at collegiate powerhouse Clemson University, before signing his first professional contract in 2013 with the Atlanta Silverbacks.

The Independence roster now sits at 14 players signed players. Charlotte's USL regular season schedule is slated to begin April 1st versus the Charleston Battery at Transamerica Field on the campus of UNC Charlotte. 

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