KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sporting Kansas City II announced on Friday it had signed seven-year MLS veteran Dillon Serna. The 25-year-old spent his career to date as a Homegrown player with the Colorado Rapids.
Serna signed his first professional contract with the Colorado Rapids ahead of the 2013 MLS campaign, and went on to 112 appearances in all competitions for the club, tallying 12 goals and seven assists while playing in a variety of positions.
After making his professional debut against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on October 27, 2013, Serna solidified his place in the team the following year, starting 18 of 27 appearances in the 2014 MLS season and tallying a career-high three goals and four assists. He scored his first professional goal on April 26, 2014 against the Seattle Sounders.
Serna’s involvement in Colorado’s 2015 campaign was limited due to international appearances with the U.S. Under-23 National Team, yet he still managed five goals and one assist in only 16 appearances (nine starts) in all competitions – including his first brace in a U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round clash against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. A knee injury curtailed his 2016 season as he made just nine appearances at the start of the year.
The Brighton, Colorado native’s game time shot back up in 2017 and 2018, playing in 39 games (19 starts) and logging over 2,000 combined minutes. His final season with the Rapids in 2019 saw Serna start six of 14 appearances – including a start against Sporting KC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on March 17, 2019. His final appearance with the Rapids came on September 7, 2019 in a 2-0 win against the eventual MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC.