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Crew acquires Hernández from the Rapids

COLUMBUS: The Columbus Crew announced last week that it has acquired forward Nicolas Hernández from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for defender Tim Ward and the Crew’s natural third-round selection in the 2009 MLS Supplemental Draft.

Hernández becomes the second Argentine on the Crew’s roster, joining 2007 team MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

In two MLS seasons, Hernández has scored eight goals and added seven assists in 51 games, 46 of them starts. A skillful striker with a nose for open space, the 28-year-old Hernández had a prolific first season in MLS (2006), when he tallied seven goals and six assists and was named the Rapids’ Most Valuable Player. His versatility and stamina were vital to the Rapids in 2007 as he contributed minutes all across the midfield in addition to at forward.

Name: Nicolas Hernández
Position: Forward
Height: 5-10; weight: 170
May 4, 1979
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Last club:
Colorado Rapids






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