Former Colorado Rapids winger Sam Nicholson, who surprisingly left the club earlier this season after terminating his contract with the MLS club, has found a new home in England as he returns to the old continent to play.
Nicholson, who scored 6 goals and chipped in with 5 assists in 68 games during his spell in the United States, returns to his home island to play for the League One’s Bristol Rovers.
The former Scottish youth international signed with Minnesota United in 2017 after leaving the Premiership’s Heart of Midlothian when his contract expired.
Nicholson spent under a year with Minnesota United before being traded to Colorado, where he was a regular starter for the team down the stretch in 2018 and then throughout the 2019 season.
He left the club earlier this year after expressing a desire to return to the United Kingdom, agreeing to terminate his contract with Colorado back in February.
Nicholson will have the opportunity to do so with his new club as he helps to look them make a push to England’s second tier of soccer in the 2020-21 season. His deal will keep him with the Pirates through the end of the 2021-22 season.