MLS: Fusion trades Vaudreuil for Rapids' Boyce and Marshall

The Miami Fusion has acquired two promising young players - forward Tyrone Marshall, a local product, and midfielder Jason Boyce -- from the Colorado Rapids in a trade for veteran defender/midfielder David Vaudreuil. The deal comes just 24 hours before the MLS trade deadline. "These two young players will add tremendous speed to our lineup," said Fusion GM Leo Stillitano. "Trading Vaudreuil was a tough decision because of the experience he brought to our team. But Boyce and Marshall are two young players who will contribute at a high level for many years to come, as our style continues to emerge under coach Wortmann." Marshall, a tall and speedy Jamaican-born forward, attended Boyd Anderson High School in Ft. Lauderdale and played two seasons at Miami's Florida International University. Marshall, 23, tallied 22 goals and 15 assists at FIU. Marshall raises to four the number of former FIU players with the Fusion, along with goalkeeper Jeff Cassar, midfielder Alen Kozic and forward Roger Thomas. Boyce, a 22-year-old California native, was acquired by the Rapids in the second round of the 1998 MLS College Draft after a stellar career at the University of Washington. Boyce holds the UW record for assists in a single-season (13) and career (34). He played in 10 games for the Rapids this season, starting three. He earned two assists, the first against the Fusion May 2. Boyce and Marshall are expected to be available for Saturday's home game against the MetroStars.
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