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Rapids Acquire Harris From Whitecaps

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Atiba Harris #9 of the Vancouver Whitecaps moves past a fallen Carlos Valdes #26 of the Philadelphia Union during the first half of a Major League Soccer game on March 31, 2012 at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. The game ended in a scoreless tie. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Atiba Harris #9 of the Vancouver Whitecaps moves past a fallen Carlos Valdes #26 of the Philadelphia Union during the first half of a Major League Soccer game on March 31, 2012 at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. The game ended in a scoreless tie. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Rapids have acquired midfielder/forward Atiba Harris from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for an international roster spot in the 2015 and ’16 MLS seasons.

Harris is a seven-year veteran of MLS with 17 career goals and 19 assists in 138 matches, including 109 starts, for four clubs.

Harris also played for Real Salt Lake, Chivas USA and FC Dallas before the Whitecaps selected him in the 2011 expansion draft.

A captain for the Saint Kitts and Nevis National Team, Harris is originally from Basseterre in the small island nation in the West Indies. He has played 27 matches for his country, scoring 10 goals.

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