Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
TFC adds to its Canadian contingent
by Ridge Mahoney, March 3rd, 2008 6:45AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"The importance of the win has nothing to do with the opponent,. It wasn't about me, ...
MLS Talking Points: Timbers will be tough to stop    
The Portland Timbers definitely left a wakeup call for the rest of MLS that they will ...
Video Pick: A forward flips out to beat keeper    
In Colorado high school ball, Columbine junior Dylan Prichett-Ettner won a one-on-one with ThunderRidge's goalkeeper thanks ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"They need to get the job done in St. Vincent, and then see how we can ...
USMNT: Loss of Dempsey and Zardes complicates matters    
No captain Michael Bradley for Friday's game -- suspended for yellow-card accumulation -- we've known that ...
U.S. Abroad: Americans battle for top spot in Mexico    
Michael Orozco started and Paul Arriola was a late sub as Tijuana beat UNAM, 1-0, to ...
NWSL: Hope Solo granted 'personal leave'    
The Hope Solo saga took another turn on Saturday as her NWSL team, Seattle Reign FC, ...
MLS Week 25: Results & Standings    
Montreal ended Toronto FC's seven-game unbeaten streak (six wins and a tie) when Ignacio Piatti's goal ...
Video Pick: Wood strikes in Bundesliga debut    
It took 23-year-old American Bobby Wood, who scored 17 second division goals for Union Berlin last ...
U.S. Abroad: Johansson returns in crushing Bremen defeat    
Aron Johannsson returned to action in the Bundesliga for the first time in 11 months, starting ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives