It has now been confirmed that Wolverhampton Wanderers striker, Joe Mason, has signed for Colorado Rapids on loan.
26-year-old Joe Mason came through Plymouth Argyle’s youth academy before making his professional debut with the club in 2009. He spent two years with the Pilgrims before joining Cardiff City in the summer of 2011.
He spent five years in south Wales between 2011-2016 and the highlight of the spell was reaching the 2012 League Cup final. Cardiff were beaten by Liverpool at Wembley however Mason managed to get himself on the scoresheet. The game finished 2-2 after extra time however Liverpool were victorious following spot-kicks.
Next up was a loan spell at Bolton Wanderers. He initially joined the club on loan in November 2013, however he remained there until January 2015 when his loan spell was terminated following a mutual agreement. Below is a quote from Bolton fan @jonnie_tickle who lets us know what to expect:
He is a workhorse, can shoot with either foot and he has an eye for goal. I think he will do well in a league like the MLS.
On his return to Cardiff, Mason was considered to be part of the first team plans. However during the 2015/16 season they struggled for goals and he was ultimately replaced. In the January transfer window of that season he signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed free.
Last summer he was loaned to fellow Championship side Burton Albion who find themselves at the opposite side of the table. He scored on his debut and made four appearances during his short spell with the Brewers.
Joe Mason has now signed for Western Conference side Colorado Rapids and he will spend 12 months with the club during what I hope is a successful loan spell for both the team and player.