Will Trapp will get a new start with Minnesota United. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Minnesota United Tuesday announced it has signed midfielder Wil Trapp as a free agent.
An eight-year Major League Soccer veteran, the 27-year-old Trapp played with Inter Miami CF during its 2020 expansion campaign.
“We are obviously delighted to get a player of his age, quality, experience and a current US international,” said MNUFC head coach Adrian Heath said in a statement. “Wil made it very clear from the outset that this was the only club he wanted to go to. Having spoken with him at length, I know he’s incredibly excited about our plans moving forward and which he’s excited to be a part of. Speaking to his former coaches and managers, the most frequently used words were quality, professional, leadership and honesty. These qualities completely dovetail into the type of person we are looking to bring into our club as we try to improve on what was a successful last season.”
Prior to Miami, Trapp had performed with Columbus Crew SC, where he played seven seasons, was named an MLS All-Star in 2016 and reached the 2015 MLS Cup final with current Loon Ethan Finlay. Trapp has 206 MLS game appearances across 17,302 minutes and 19 assists.
“I am delighted to be joining a team and club with high ambitions,” Trapp said in a statment. “There is a great energy about this team and the Twin Cities’ support. I am very excited to get to work and help this club achieve its goals.”
the 5-8, 150-lb. Trapp has made 18 appearances for the U.S. men’s national team since January 2018, including the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. At the youth level, Trapp represented the U.S. Under-18, U-20 and U-23 teams. He appeared in the 2013 Concacaf U-20 Championship and the 2013 U-20 World Cup. The team finished as runners-up in the 2013 Concacaf U-20 Championship as Trapp played all 120 minutes of the final.