Rapids Complete Trade With Columbus for Tim Ward and Draft Pick

COMMERCE CITY CO. (Wednesday February 27 2008) – The Colorado Rapids announced today that they have acquired Generation adidas defender Tim Ward and a third round Supplemental Draft pick in 2009 from the Columbus Crew in exchange for forward Nicolas Hernandez. Per team and league policy financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

"Tim is a young defender who will add to the depth we have on our back line said Head Coach Fernando Clavijo. "We would also like to thank Nicolas for his contributions to the club the past two years."

Ward who was originally drafted by New York in 2005 has appeared in 30 first team games and has recorded three assists in his three-year career. The St. Louis University product has also represented the United States on the U-17 U-18 U-20 and U-23 levels.

During his career with the Rapids Hernandez scored eight goals and added seven assists in 51 games.

Tim Ward – Defender
Height: 6’0"
Weight: 165
DOB: February 28 1987
Hometown: Waukesha WI
Last Club: Columbus Crew

Transaction
MLS

Colorado Rapids – Acquire Generation adidas defender Tim Ward and a third round Supplemental Draft in 2009 from the Columbus Crew in exchange for forward Nicolas Hernandez.