Minnesota United defender Chase Gasper agreed to a four-year contract extension with the club on Thursday.
The pact begins at the start of the 2022 season.
Gasper, 25, has scored one goal in 20 matches (all starts) this season. He has two goals and an assist in 53 career matches (50 starts) since being selected by Minnesota with the 15th overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.
"If you look back to when he started for the team, his level of performance has been so consistent. He's been terrific," Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath said of Gasper. "I always talk about what people put into the football club, he puts something into this football club every single day. Great attitude, great professional, great teammate. We're so pleased that another player, who we consider one of our own, has decided to commit as well."
Gasper said he was appreciative of the response he has received from both Heath as well as his teammates.
"It means everything for a player that your boss is confident in you," Gasper said. "(Heath) has trusted me to play and start most of the games since I've been here. Those are the guys you want to play for. For coaches like that, for teammates like that, and the fans we have, I'm going to do everything I can -- like I've done since I've gotten here and for all my time here -- give my all on the field. Really happy, excited and proud.
"I owe thanks to my teammates, my coaches and, especially, the fans. I can't wait for the next four years."
Gasper won an NCAA title with the University of Maryland and made his debut with the United States national team in 2020.
--Field Level Media