Rapids acquire defender Wahl from Montreal

Colorado trade future internationsl slot for veteran left-sided defender

Tyson Wahl with Montreal on June 30, 2012

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Friday, July 13, 2012) – The Colorado Rapids acquired defender Tyson Wahl in a trade with the Montreal Impact on Friday, sending an International Roster Spot for the 2014 season to the Canadian club in exchange. Wahl, 28, has made a total of 82 regular season appearances (70 starts) for Kansas City, Seattle and Montreal in his seven MLS seasons.

“Tyson is a natural left-footed defender with good skill and size,” said Rapids Technical Director Paul Bravo. “We’re excited to be able to add such an experienced player without compromising our roster flexibility as we move into the second half of the season.”

Wahl, a native of Newport Beach, Calif. and an alum of the University of California-Berkeley, joined MLS in 2006 as a member of the Kansas City Wizards, where he played for three seasons before being selected by Seattle Sounders FC in the 2008 MLS Expansion Draft. He played 39 games (36 starts) for the Sounders, also helping the club to three U.S. Open Cup wins, and was traded to Montreal after the season. He made 11 appearances (all starts) with the Impact this season before joining the Rapids.

The Rapids take on FC Dallas tomorrow at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Tyson Wahl

Full Name: Tyson Wahl
Number: TBD
Position: Defender
Born: February 23, 1984 in Newport Beach, CA
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Citizenship: United States
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 185
Last Team: Montreal Impact
Acquired: Acquired by the Rapids on July 13, 2012 from Montreal Impact in exchange for an International Roster Spot in the 2014 season.
 
Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2012 Montreal Impact 11 11 0 990 0 2 1 15 1 3 0
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 23 22 1 1989 2 7 2 22 0 5 0
2010 Seattle Sounders FC 4 2 0 241 1 1 0 5 0 0 0
2009 Seattle Sounders FC 12 9 0 893 0 1 0 7 0 1 0
2008 Kansas City Wizards 16 16 0 1327 0 3 2 22 0 1 0
2007 Kansas City Wizards 6 4 0 415 0 2 0 3 0 0 0
2006 Kansas City Wizards 10 6 0 606 0 5 2 5 0 0 0
Career Totals 82 70 1 6461 3 21 7 79 1 10 0