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Switchbacks Acquire U.S. U-17 International Dantouma Toure on Loan

By Staff, 05/13/21, 1:08PM EDT


Forward arrives from Rapids after recording three goals, three assists for Red Bulls II in 2020 season

New Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC acquisition Dantouma Toure brings prior Championship experience, having recorded three goals and three assists for the New York Red Bulls II in the 2020 season. | Photo courtesy Colorado Rapids

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced on Thursday the club had acquired Dantouma "Yaya" Toure on loan from the Colorado Rapids, pending league and federation approval. Per the loan agreement, the Rapids retain the right to recall Toure at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.

“Yaya is an exciting young talent with a bright future in MLS, and we're excited to help him connect some of the pieces of his game to realize his potential,” said Switchbacks Head Coach Brendan Burke.

Toure signed with the Rapids in March after the Rapids traded for his Homegrown Priority from the New York Red Bulls. The young forward spent the 2020 season with the New York Red Bulls II in the USL Championship, where he scored three goals and added three assists in 13 appearances. Toure previously played for the New York Red Bulls Academy, scoring six goals in 14 appearances with the RBNY U-18/19s.

Internationally, Toure has represented the United States at the U-16 and U-17 youth national team levels. In February 2020, he was part of the U.S. U-17 squad for the UEFA Development Tournament in England.

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