Toronto FC acquires Canadian Kevin Harmse
A day after trading away Ronnie O'Brien, Toronto FC on Friday acquired Canadian midfielder Kevin Harmse from the Los Angeles Galaxy.
In exchange, the Galaxy receive Toronto's fourth-round pick in the 2009 MLS draft.
A native of Vancouver, Harmse had two goals in 23 games for Los Angeles during the 2007 Major League Soccer season. Prior to signing with the Galaxy in 2007, Harmse played one season with FC Nitra in the Slovakian league.
"We are looking forward to getting Kevin here with us. He's a tough young Canadian player, and he adds some quality depth to the team," said Toronto general manager Mo Johnston. "His versatility will certainly help the squad this season."
Born in South Africa, Harmse has played six times for the Canadian national team, making his debut in March 2007 in an exhibition match against Bermuda.
Toronto has been busy this week.
On Thursday, Johnston dealt veteran midfielder Ronnie O'Brien to the San Jose Earthquakes for for a first-round draft pick in 2009 and an undisclosed amount of allocation money.