Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Galaxy Acquire Additional Third Round Pick

The Galaxy have just acquired an additional third round pick (35th overall) in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft, trading the MLS right to Ty Harden to Colorado.

Harden was the Galaxy's 2007 Defender of the Year, appearing in and starting 24 games as a rookie before leaving the club to pursue philanthropic endeavors at the start of the 2008 preseason.

The Galaxy now have five picks in Thursday's SuperDraft, one in the first round (3rd overall), two in the third round (33rd and 35th overall) and two in the fourth round (48th and 49th overall).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting... Thanks for the update. I can only assume that Bruce, Dave, and Cobi have a few individuals in mind that they would want to bring back to give more time & trials to with our LA Galaxy. Good! I didn't even know that clubs could trade the rights of retired players. Or did Ty retire before he left to pursue philanthropy?

Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding. Colorado (i.e. Paul Bravo), must know that the boy is returning to the league. Bruce has just given up our 2007 Defender of the Year for a 3rd round pick!!! What a BAD decision. But don't worry we have Miglioranzi, Griffin and Kirovski. Help us.......

Jose A. said...

Ty Harden was incredible in his first season I was surprised to hear he wanted to retire so soon. I just hope the Galaxy staff know what they are doing trading his rights away, of course with Cobi helping out there's little to be scared of. Maybe there will be a lot of hidden gems in those third and fourth rounds that the Galaxy can pick up.