Weekly Update: Rapids Players Begin Training with DerbyDecember 3, 2012 - Major League Soccer (MLS) Colorado Rapids
RAPIDS ACQUIRE MIDFIELDER ATIBA HARRIS FROM VANCOUVER: The Colorado Rapids today acquired midfielder Atiba Harris from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for an international roster spot for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, an extension of the spot traded to the Whitecaps for allocation money prior to the 2012 season. Harris, from Saint Kitts and Nevis, is entering his eighth MLS season, having scored 17 goals and added 19 assists in 138 matches (109 starts) with four different clubs.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR RAPIDS PRESEASON MATCHES IN TUCSON: Tickets to the Colorado Rapids' preseason matches in Tucson this February against the Portland Timbers and the Houston Dynamo went on sale today via FC Tucson, who is organizing the Desert Friendlies. The Rapids will take on the Timbers on Tuesday, January 29 at 11 a.m. MT and the Dynamo on January 31 at 6 p.m., with tickets starting at just $10. Click here to purchase tickets.
RAPIDS PREPARE FOR RE-ENTRY DRAFT THIS WEEK: With the roster freeze lifted today, the Colorado Rapids technical staff has begun building the squad for the 2013 season, and is preparing for the Re-Entry Draft on Friday. The Rapids had previously announced that Conor Casey, Tyrone Marshall, Joseph Nane, Ian Joyce, Tyson Wahl and Scott Palguta would be eligible for the Re-Entry Draft. Today, Technical Director Paul Bravo confirmed that the club is in negotiations for new contracts with defenders Marvell Wynne and Hunter Freeman and midfielder Jamie Smith. For more information on the Re-Entry Draft, click here.
RAPIDS HAVE SIXTH OVERALL PICK, THREE PICKS IN FIRST TWO ROUNDS OF SUPERDRAFT: The Colorado Rapids hold the sixth overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, which will be held on January 17 in Indianapolis, as well as a pair of second round selections (25th and 30th overall). The club also has five selections in the Supplemental Draft. For information on the Rapids' college scouting for the 2013 SuperDraft, click here.
ON COLORADORAPIDS.COM: *Follow www.ColoradoRapids.com for updated information about important news and transactions
- With roster-freeze lifted, teams begin building for next year
- Final-day push doubles Rapids Movember donations
- Tracking the Offseason: Shaping the 2013 Rapids
- College scouting complete, staff to observe players overseas
FOLLOW THE RAPIDS ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK: The latest news and information on the Colorado Rapids can all be found online, with the club, players and executives all posting updates. Information directly from the club can be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ColoradoRapids) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/ColoradoRapids), and players including Drew Moor (@drewmoor), MartÃ-n Rivero (@tinchorivero10), Andre Akpan (@auakpan), Stew Ceus (@StewC_AllDay), and the newest Rapids player Atiba Harris (@AtibaHarris9), as well as club President Tim Hinchey (@tkhinchey3) are all active on Twitter. News and features are always available on www.ColoradoRapids.com.
Major League Soccer Stories from December 3, 2012
- LA Galaxy Make Six Players Available for Re-Entry Process - Los Angeles Galaxy
- Earthquakes Weekly Update: December 3, 2012 - San Jose Earthquakes
- Real Salt Lake Signs GK Jeff Attinella - Real Salt Lake
- Weekly Update: Rapids Players Begin Training with Derby - Colorado Rapids
- Re-Entry Process Eligible Player List Announced - MLS
- Whitecaps FC Exercise 2013 Options on Eight Players - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- Chicago Fire Decline Options on Three Players - Chicago Fire
- Real Salt Lake Trades MF Will Johnson to Portland Timbers FC - Real Salt Lake
- Rapids Acquire Atiba Harris in Trade with Vancouver Whitecaps - Colorado Rapids
- Whitecaps FC Acquire International Roster Spot from Colorado Rapids for Striker Atiba Harris - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- Timbers Acquire Midfielder Will Johnson from Real Salt Lake for Allocation Money - Portland Timbers
- Red Bulls Acquire Forward Fabian Espindola and Defender Jamison Olave - New York Red Bulls
- D.C. United Declines Options on Four Players - D.C. United
- Real Salt Lake Trades FW Fabian Espindola and DF Jamison Olave to New York - Real Salt Lake
- Timbers Decline Options on Palmer, Purdy - Portland Timbers
- Dynamo Acquire Defender Eric Brunner from Portland Timbers in Exchange for Allocation Money - Houston Dynamo
- Timbers Acquire Allocation Money from Houston for Defender Eric Brunner - Portland Timbers
- Sporting Kansas City Trades Michael Harrington to Portland Timbers for Allocation Money - Sporting Kansas City
- Timbers Acquire Defender Michael Harrington from Sporting KC for Allocation Money - Portland Timbers
- Red Bulls Acquire Defender Kosuke Kimura from Portland Timbers - New York Red Bulls
- Timbers Acquire Allocation, Homegrown Rights for Bryan Gallego from New York - Portland Timbers
- Toronto FC Acquires Justin Braun from Real Salt Lake - Toronto FC
- Real Salt Lake Trades FW Justin Braun to Toronto FC for DF Aaron Maund - Real Salt Lake
- Revs Announce 2013 Preseason Plans - New England Revolution
- Real Salt Lake Signs DF Chris Wingert and DF Tony Beltran to Contract Extensions - Real Salt Lake
- Real Salt Lake Declines Contract Options on Four Players - Real Salt Lake
- LA Galaxy to host championship celebration on Monday night at The Home Depot Center - Los Angeles Galaxy
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