Colvey and Diop claimed in MLS Waiver Draft

A reunion and a fresh start are the products from a Waiver Draft conducted by MLS on Wednesday by which Kip Colvey and Clement Diop  have changed teams.

Colorado claimed defender Colvey, a New Zealand international who be will reunited with his fellow Kiwi and former national team head coach Anthony Hudson. The Rapids officially named Hudson to replace Pablo Mastroeni  in late November.

Colvey, 23, was born in Hawaii and grew up in New Zealand. He played four MLS games for the Quakes in 2016 and didn’t make a league appearance last season. He has played 15 games for New Zealand since debuting for Hudson last year.

Montreal selected keeper Diop, whose propensity for egregious errors nullified his attempts to make the jump from the Galaxy II squad successfully. Diop, 24, is a native of Paris, France, who joined Galaxy II in 2015 and debuted for the first team last year. During the 2017 MLS season he averaged nearly four saves per game but conceded 31 goals, several of them ugly, and posted two shutouts in 15 appearances. He earned his first and only international cap for Senegal last June in a 0-0 tie with Uganda.

Players waived by their clubs and not eligible for Free Agency or the Re-Entry Draft were available to all MLS teams. Those players not selected – from an original list of 59 -- are free to sign with any team.

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