Rapids Acquire Forward Cornell Glen from Columbus in Trade for Ritchie Kotschau

DENVER CO (Tuesday November 29 2005)- The Colorado Rapids announced today the team’s first trade of the 2005 off-season as the Black and Blue acquired forward Cornell Glen from the Columbus Crew in exchange for veteran defender Ritchie Kotschau.

"Ritchie’s leadership was without a doubt a great asset for the Rapids and we thank him for everything he did for our team said Charlie Wright General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Colorado Rapids. "This trade allows us to acquire an exciting striker in Cornell Glen who we expect will provide a more diverse attacking option for the Black and Blue in 2006."

Forward Cornell Glen comes to his fourth MLS team in his third year in the league. Glen appeared in 18 games for the MetroStars in 2004 tallying six goals and two assists. This past year he spent time with FC Dallas not seeing any action before heading to the Crew and scoring four goals including a penalty kick against the Rapids.

The native of Trinidad & Tobago has played in 42 games for their national team "The Soca Warriors