The story of Jonathan Lewis in New York City has come to an end, at least for now, as the young American was traded to the Colorado Rapids for $750,000 in Allocation Money and an international spot for the 2020 season.
Lewis, who was first overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, played a total of 31 games for the Sky Blues and scored just three goals over that span. There were major discussions at the end of last season about just how important the 21-year old would be to the team following the exit of David Villa. However, after a few starts, it appeared that head coach Dome Torrent soured on the American in favor of other attacking options. He now joins a Colorado team that has yet to win a game in 2019 and has just replaced their head coach.
What City does with the allocation money remains to be seen. Rumors of interest in Radamel Falcao are abound but little is known if a star player is on the agenda for NYCFC this season. The international spot does raise questions about the plans for next season as well and whether or not they will continue looking to the international market for on-field solutions.