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Colorado Rapids confirm trade for midfielder Marcelo Sarvas

Shortly after the rumor began to fly, the Colorado Rapids confirmed the reports: Marcelo Sarvas is coming to Colorado.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Shortly before the end of the MLS Draft, Alexi Lalas let loose a rumor that the Colorado Rapids were going for a trade for LA Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Sarvas. Shortly after that, the rumors were confirmed: the two-time MLS Cup-winner will indeed be in Colorado next season.

In the trade, the Rapids gave up allocation money as well as their high spot in the Allocation Order, a move that likely opens the Galaxy up for a move for US Men's National Team midfielder (and former Chivas USA man!) Sacha Kljestan. As per usual, the amount of allocation money given is being left to mystery, but for a player as talented as Sarvas one would expect a decent amount was dished out.

Sarvas will, one would assume, immediately step into a starting role in the Rapids midfield and immediately add a lot more possession ability into a position that had issues consistently holding onto the ball in 2014. As the Galaxy will, one assumes, be getting their man too, this looks like a fantastic trade for both teams. That's a bit of a rarity in MLS.