This is a sold move to pick up a MLS quality keeper for a cheap price. I'm a little concerned about paying 6 figures for a backup though. The other possibility is that there's a deal brewing for Irwin and there's some rumors to that extent. I'd hate to lose Irwin but if the deal's good enough then this move makes a lot of sense.
Late today lots of reports started appearing that Seattle's Marco Pappa removed his name from today's Stage 1 Re-entry Draft (all but two teams failed to make a pick BTW) because Seattle is on the verge of announcing a trade to send him here to Colorado. This is a really good move to reinforce the midfield, especially if Powers' trail at Reading turns into a move. Of course the details matter so we'll have to see what the cost is but I'm cautiously optimistic (of course I was optimistic about Sarvas last off-season and that didn't pan out as well as I hoped).