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TFC adds to its Canadian contingent
by Ridge Mahoney, March 3rd, 2008 6:45AM

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[MLS] The Los Angeles Galaxy shipped one of the two Canadians on its roster to Toronto FC Friday as it trims down its roster to the 18-man limit mandated by MLS. All teams must be roster and salary-cap complaint by the end of business Monday.

Midfielder Kevin Harmse, 23, who played 23 matches for the Galaxy last year and was a favorite of former Coach Frank Yallop, went to Toronto in exchange for TFC's fourth-round pick in the 2009 SuperDraft.

He scored a gamewinner, his only league goal, against Chivas USA in a 3-1 victory and also connected against FC Dallas in the SuperLiga tournament. Harmse played with Slovakian club FC Nitra in 2006 after spending two seasons with his hometown club, the USL Vancouver Whitecaps, in 2004 and 2005. In his 23 MLS teams last season, he recorded no assists and was cautioned six times.

"We are looking forward to getting Kevin here with us, he's a tough young Canadian player, and he adds some quality depth to the team," said general manager Mo Johnston in a press release announcing the trade. "His versatility will certainly help the squad this season."

Depth is one element TFC lacked last season that is being aggressively addressed by Johnston and Coach John Carver. Toronto is training in Texas as it prepares to play Chivas USA, Houston and D.C. United in the Texas Pro Soccer Festival to be played in Cibolo, near San Antonio, next week.

Harmse, as a Canadian citizen, isn't affected by rule changes in 2008 that will allow TFC to field two additional "international" players. Those slots must be used on American players in addition to the eight international slots allotted to each team.

Galaxy defender Ante Jazic is one of the players being shopped around the league as LA seeks to meet the league compliance date. Like Harmse, he's a Canadian citizen, yet he earns a lot more ($108,000 base salary last year, compared to $40,800 for Harmse).

 



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