Rapids Select Three Players in 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft

DENVER CO (Colorado Rapids Media Relations)- The Colorado Rapids added three players to their 2005 roster in today's 2005 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft.

With their first selection in the draft (7th overall) the Black and Blue selected forward Sasha Gotsmanov from the University of Rhode Island.

With the team’s second selection (31st overall) Clavijo drafted Ugandan forward Eugene Sepuya from Alabama A&M.

With the Rapids’ last selection of the day (43rd overall) the team drafted defender Dan Gargan from Georgetown University.

Gotsmanov Sepuya and Gargan are all expected to join up with the Rapids on their preseason Spring Training tour in either Ecuador or Miami in the next few weeks.

Colorado Rapids Supplemental Draft Picks' Player Biographies:

Sasha Gotsmanow
D.O.B: 9/19/1982
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Hometown: Woodbury MN
Position: Forward
College: University of Rhode Island
Highlights: Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and selected to the All-Atlantic 10 First-Team ... finished the regular season leading the entire country in goals with 19 and points with 46 ... finished his career fifth on the school's all-time scoring list with 89 points coming on 35 goals and 19 assists ... his 35 career goals puts him fifth all-time and his 19 career assists has him ninth in school history ... earned Atlantic 10 Player of the Week three times this season.

Eugene Sepuya
D.O.B.: 4/1/83
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Hometown: Kampala Uganda
Position: Forward
College: Alabama A&M University
Highlights: 2004: Despite injury and playing in only 4 games finished 4th on the team in points....2003: Named Alabama A&M team captain....had 10 goals and 3 assists in 18 games played....Named ot the All-Tournament Teams during the DU/South Florida/Evansville tournaments...2002: Had 16 goals and 10 assists in 19 games played...Selected to the All-Southern Division 1 Team...Named Alabama A&M Offensive Player of the Year...2001: Had 15 goals and 6 assists in 18 games including 7 game-winning goals...Voted Alabama A&M MVP leading the team to their best record in 10 years.....Ugandan National Team: Has 8 Senior Uganda National Team caps...Has 10 caps with the U-19-U23 National Teams...Won Uganda Cup Chamionship as member of the 1999 Mbale Heroes....Won Uganda Premiership and Uganda Cup Tiltles as a member of the 2002 SC Villa Uganda and the Super Cup Title with SC Villa Uganda in 1999...Played in the U-23 All-African Games in South Africa in 1999....Played for the full Uganda National Team in the African Cup qualifiers before joining Alabama A&M in 2001...Has his degree in Marketing from Alabama A&M.

Dan Gargan
D.O.B.: 2-14-82
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Hometown: Philadelphia PA
Position: Midfielder
College: Georgetown University
Highlights: Gargan was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team at the end of the 2004 season along with earning Third Team NSCAA All-South Atlantic Regional honors for the second consecutive season.....Gargan was second on the team in scoring with 15 points off four goals and seven assists....ranks 17th on Georgetown’s all-time points list with 40 points. Junior: Chosen All-BIG EAST Third Team...named Team MVP...selected to NCSAAA/Adiddas All-South Atlantic Region...earned spots on and Soccer America's teams of the Week on October 19 for defensive effort against Villanova and Syracuse...named BIG EAST Player of the Week twice and to College Soccer News Team of the Week once...started 18 gaems...second leading scorer with 16 points and team leader in assists with six...six assists tied for eighth in BIG EAST and three game-winning goals tied for winning goals against Towson (9/16) Villanova (10/15) and Delaware (11/15)...D.C. College Cup MVP...ranks 30th in career points at Georgetown...Sophomore: Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week November 5...Helped the defense post four shutouts in 2002...Scored an unassisted game-winning goal against Princeton to seal a 3-2 victory (10/1). Freshman: Started 17 of 18 games…ripped 21 shots on the year and ended the campaign with five points…buried the game winning goal at home against Pennsylvania…had two assists in the Hoya victory over Howard…fed an assist vs. St. Peter’s. High School: Named All-State and team MVP his junior and senior seasons at Chestnut Hill…was league Most Valuable Player as a senior…played for the Olympic Development Program Regional Team in 1998 1999 and 2000…plays for the strong FC Coppa team.

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