Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rapids Acquire Rights to Ty Harden

The Rapids just issues a press release with the announcement that they've traded a 3rd Round pick in Thursday's SuperDraft for the rights to former LA defender Ty Harden. Harden graduated from the University of Washington, my alma mater, in 2007 and was drafted by the Galaxy. He was the defender of the year for LA in 2007 before taking 2008 off to pursue philanthropic options.

If the Rapids are able to sign him and bring him back to the league this is probably a good move. It gives us depth at defender for not a lot of cost, and gives more competition for Ihemelu, Erpen, Harvey, and Kimura.

2 comments:

Jester said...

So what does this leave us as far as picks? One in the second, and two in the fouth?
Appearently, we've decided we have enough young up and comers, and need to look for experienced depth. I can't really argue with this.
I read NY may be looking to trade their 2nd DP slot. I wonder if they would be interested in Gomez. Not that the Rapids would be likely to spend DP money, but still, one can dream.

Jason Maxwell said...

The Rapids still have a 2nd, a 3rd, and 4 4th round picks.