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Atiba Harris traded to Colorado Rapids.


The Vancouver Whitecaps traded Atiba Harris to the Colorado Rapids in return for an international roster spot.

The 27-year-old has played in MLS for four clubs over seven years, posting 17 goals and 19 assists in 138 appearances.

“Atiba is a versatile, exciting attacking player who has a lot of experience for his age,” said Rapids technical director Paul Bravo. “He can play both wide midfield and attacking positions and his speed, skills and tenacity will give our team a boost in the attacking third. We’re excited to welcome him to the club.”

Harris is a Saint Kitts and Nevis international. He’s also the cousin of Manchester City defender Micah Richards. Harris’ time in Vancouver was hindered by injury. He only appeared in 12 regular season games, tallying two goals and three assists, for the Whitecaps.

“We are thankful for the contributions Atiba made during his two years in Vancouver and wish him all the best with Colorado,” Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi said. “Atiba scored a memorable goal during our inaugural match and although his time on the pitch was limited because of injuries, he was always a great ambassador for the club.”

The Rapids previously traded an international roster spot to Vancouver for allocation money. This trade extends Vancouver’s hold on that spot through 2016.

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