Colorado Rapids’ Midfielder Johan Blomberg Returns to Native Sweden

Johan Blomberg with Rapids. Photo by Justin Cooper/CSM/Shutterstock

Swedish midfielder Johan Blomberg’s stint with Colorado Rapids has come to an end. Rapids announced on Tuesday that they have loaned Blomberg to GIF Sundsvall, where he will play out his current contract.

Blomberg’s departure doesn’t come as a surprise, considering he only played three games for the team in 2019. His last appearance came in early June, after which he fell out of the rotation completely.

“We would like to thank Johan for his service to the Rapids over the last two seasons. We wish him nothing but the best as he continues his career in Sweden” – said Rapids general manager Padraig Smith said in a statement. 

Johan Blomberg signed a deal with Rapids in 2018, coming to the United States after his contract with AIK expired. He saw plenty of action in his first year, being featured in 24 games in MLS. However, following Anthony Hudson’s departure as the team’s head coach, Blomberg lost his place in the team and never managed to reclaim it.

Blomberg spent almost his entire professional career in native Sweden, where he played Lunds BK, Ängelholms FF, Halmstads BK, and AIK.