DENVER (Friday March 2 2007) – The Colorado Rapids today acquired the rights to goalkeeper Zach Thornton from the Chicago Fire in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft.
Thornton joined Chicago for the second time in 2004 after playing for Benfica in Portugal earlier that year.
The Loyola University (Maryland) product led the Fire to the MLS Cup Championship in 1998 the year he was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.
Thornton also spent the first two years of his career with the MetroStars in 1996 and 97.
Zach Thornton – Goalkeeper
DOB: October 10 1973 in Baltimore Maryland
Last Club: Chicago Fire MLS
Colorado Rapids – Acquire rights to goalkeeper Zach Thornton from Chicago Fire in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft.