Trade: Harris To Chivas

Trade: Harris To Chivas

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 20, 2007

Not a real big news day but did run across this from the newswire. Real Salt Lake sent Atiba Harris to Chivas USA for a third-round draft pick in next months draft.

RSL obtained the 37th pick of the annual MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 18. That gives RSL four of the top 37 picks in the draft – Nos. 3, 14, 17 and 37 – as well as another open roster spot for an international player, Harris is from St. Kitts & Nevis.

Not a real big trade or anything to get excited over. Very surprising to see Chivas trade away another draft pick though for a player that really doesn’t fill a need for them at the moment.

RSL now has four available roster spots for international players, which is a good thing for a club that is scouting heavily in South America this off-season for new talent.

The 22-year-old Harris started 25 games in two season for RSL, scoring four goals with two assists. 

Both projected draft order and off-season move pages have been updated on here as well to reflect this deal.