Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jordan Harvey Philadelphia Bound

A bit odd to see the only player who played in all 30 games for the Rapids last season to be leaving, no? Scott Palguta and Drew Moor are going to be busy at left back next season.

Press release from the Colorado Rapids:

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Wednesday, November 25, 2009) – The Colorado Rapids announced today that defender Jordan Harvey was selected by the Philadelphia Union with one of their 10 selections in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft.
Each of the League’s 15 teams was allowed to protect 11 players, leaving all others unprotected and available for selection by the Union.
Harvey was originally selected with Colorado's first pick, ninth overall, in the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft. In five seasons with the Rapids, he appeared in 45 games with 42 starts for 3,793 minutes and recorded four assists. Harvey is coming off a career season in 2009 where he was the only Rapids player to appear in all 30 games, while also registering a career-high three assists. His 2,613 minutes played last season were 8th most in MLS.


SoccerPrime said...

What? Its been 4 days. Why not a post about RSL winning the Cup? No I mean the other Cup.

First team in the Inter-Mountain West to win the MLS Cup.


I give you permission to mock us when you win the Cuo. Or the other Cup.

Scott said...

Looks like I was wrong and Philly got a good left back.

Allen said...

Any insight as to why Harvey was unprotected as opposed to others?

Nick Thomas said...

No insight as such, Allen. Maybe GS felt he had adequate back-up at left back in Palguta and Drew Moor?