Rapids Sign Ex-Real Salt Lake Striker Melvin Tarley

DENVER CO (Tuesday August 15 2006)- The Colorado Rapids announced today the signing of forward Melvin Tarley. Details of the transaction were not made public.

The Rapids acquired Tarley’s rights from Real Salt Lake in exchange for a 4th round pick in the 2007 MLS Supplemental draft.

Tarley broke into MLS in 2005 when he had a goal and an assist in nine games with Real Salt Lake. The Liberian striker was discovered during the Minnesota Thunder’s run in the 2005 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Tarley scored six goals during last year's US Open Cup competition including four against the Colorado Rapids to tie as the tournament’s top goalscorer in 2005.

Tarley who holds a green card status will not count as a Senior International on the Rapids roster.

Check out Tarley's biography page by CLICKING HERE.

#13 Melvin Tarley
Position: Forward
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Born: 10/31/1982 in Monrovia Liberia
Last Club: Minnesota Thunder (USL-1)

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Soccer- MLS
Colorado Rapids- The Colorado Rapids announced today the signing of forward Melvin Tarley. Details of the transaction were not made public. The Rapids acquired Tarley’s rights from Real Salt Lake in exchange for a 4th round pick in the 2007 MLS Supplemental draft.