Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
TFC adds to its Canadian contingent
by Ridge Mahoney, March 3rd, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[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).

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
Here are 329 places Soccer America readers recommend where you should go to watch soccer for ...
Mario Goetze's beautiful backward nutmeg on Brecko    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Mario Goetze, Germany's World Cup final hero, not only has a nose for ...
This season's most amazing free kick so far    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] You can hardly blame Hamburg SV goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny for remaining rooted to ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 29] Robbie Keane ran wild in the major-market matchup of Designated Players to keep ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I've always tried to be a guy who makes the right play in front of the ...
Onus on Cavani for PSG against Barcelona    
[UCL: Three Games to Watch] Paris St. Germain-Barcelona is the marquee match of Matchday 2 in ...
What They're Saying: Paul McGinley    
"I bounced ideas off him all week, he didn't preach to me, he didn't tell me ...
MLS's nouveau riche dominate millionaire club    
[MAKING A LIST] Big money has been flowing into Major League Soccer. Of the 15 players ...
USA and Brazil to play U-23 match in Brasilia    
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. World Cup team never got to Brasilia, falling in the round of 16 ...
Report: Chivas USA set to go on hiatus after 2014 season    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The news should come as no surprise. Chivas USA, sold back to MLS by ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives