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Major League Soccer player and Hinsdale native Andrew Gutman was traded to the Colorado Rapids by Atlanta United FC on July 5.

“We’re delighted to add a player of Andrew’s quality and experience to our roster during this transfer window,” said Colorado Rapids President Pádraig Smith in a statement. “Andrew is an attacking fullback in his prime and possesses the physical attributes and mentality that we are keen to bring into our group. We look forward to welcoming him to Colorado as we continue our push to get back in the playoff race.”

Gutman, 26, spent the previous two seasons in Atlanta, recording seven goals and seven assists in 43 regular-season appearances. In the Rapids’ July 23 match against Nashville SC, Gutman notched his first assist for his new team in a 2-1 loss.


The Hinsdale Central girls volleyball team earned the Team Academic award from the U.S. Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Association.

The award honors high school and college teams from across the country that maintain a year-long grade average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 4.1 on a 5.0 scale.


Hinsdale’s Luke Adams was named Carolina League’s Player of the Week for the week of July 17-23 for his play with the Carolina Mudcats, the Class A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers

The 19-year-old third baseman hit .588/.667/1.118 and led the Carolina League in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging and OPS during the week. He helped the Mudcats win five of six games against the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, going 10 for 17 with nine runs, three doubles, two home runs, eight RBIs, four walks and three stolen bases. For the season, Adams leads the Mudcats in RBIs, runs, doubles, walks and stolen bases, and is second in home runs.