Rapids Select Two Players in 2006 MLS SuperDraft

DENVER (January 20 2006)- The Colorado Rapids added two players to their 2006 roster in today's 2006 Major League Soccer SuperDraft.

With the teams’ first pick of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft (Second Round ninth pick 21st overall) the Rapids selected forward Jacob Peterson from Indiana University.

Peterson a semi-finalist for the Hermann Trophy award which is presented annually to the nation’s top college soccer player was a standout member of the United States Under-20 and Under-17 National teams. His participation at the international level includes four games in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.

With the team’s second pick of the event the Black and Blue selected defender Josh Brown from the University of New Mexico.

Brown a 6-2 defender who transferred to the University of New Mexico in 2005 played for the Boulder Rapids Reserve of the PDL last season. He became a regular player in the practice scrimmages between his team and the Black & Blue at the Rapids training facility.

Both players are expected to report to the Rapids' 2006 preseason training camp on February 1st in Colorado.

Name: Jacob Peterson
Position: Forward
Height: 5-10
Weight: 160
Birthdate: January 27 1986 in Portage MI
Hometown: Portage MI
College: Indiana University

Name: Josh Brown
Position: Defender
Height: 180
Weight: 6-2
Birthdate: September 20 1983 in Portland OR
Hometown: Portland OR
College: University of New Mexico
Last Club: Boulder Rapids Reserve (PDL)

TRANSACTION
Soccer- MLS
Colorado Rapids- Draft forward Jacob Peterson with the team’s first pick of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft (Second round ninth pick 21st overall) and defender Josh Brown (Fourth round ninth pick 45th overall).