Friday, July 13, 2012

Rapids Trade For Tyson Wahl

Today the Rapids traded an international roster spot in 2014 for Montreal Impact defender Tyson Wahl. Wahl was drafted by Kansas City in 2006taken in Seattle's expansion draft in 2009, then traded to Montreal in this past offseason for allocation money. He's played in 82 games between his 3 prior teams, including 11 games for Montreal this season. Wahl is primarily a left back but can also play center back, so he gives us cover for both areas.

Some fans are suggesting that with the Kimura trade last week we've essentially traded Kimura for Wahl but I don't think that's fair. Kimura was solely a right back who never succeeded in his limited time on the left and didn't have the skill set to play in the center. Wahl can play left or center. Also Kimura was traded for an international spot this year plus allocation money while we gave up an allocation spot in 2 seasons for Wahl. Two complete separate trades addressing two different issues.

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