Rapids acquire Wynne from Toronto for LaBrocca
The Colorado Rapids announced Thursday that the club has acquired defender Marvell Wynne in a trade with Toronto FC.
In exchange, Colorado will send midfielder Nick LaBrocca and its third-round pick in the 2011 Major League Soccer SuperDraft to Toronto.
Wynne registered a career-high five assists with TFC last season. He also has three caps with the U.S. men's national team and was a member of the men's Olympic team that competed in Beijing in 2008. The former first overall selection in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by New York has played in 96 career MLS games, 90 as a starter, and recorded two goals and 13 assists.
LaBrocca appeared in 61 games with 57 starts and scored four goals for Colorado after originally being drafted by the Rapids with the 35th-overall pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.
"The team is looking forward to having Nick join the club, and we are excited for him to get here to begin working with the team," said Toronto head coach Preki in a press release. "He's a consistent player and will make our midfield a lot stronger. Marvell is a great athlete and we wish him all the best, he's been a big part of this club and I'm sure he will be missed by the fans."
This is the third trade Colorado and Toronto have completed in the last three months. In January, the Rapids acquired allocation money from Toronto in exchange for midfielder Jacob Peterson and on Feb. 10 the Rapids acquired a third-round SuperDraft pick in 2011 in exchange for defender Ty Harden.