So long Jordan Harvey, a true original Zolo

Posted on 07 July 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Defender Jordan Harvey will join former Zolo Shea Salinas out in Vancouver after Piotr Nowak made a move for allocation money, prompting chatter about who his sights are set on once the transfer window opens on July 15th.

There will be an outcry from fans on this one as Harvey has been one of the most dependable and present players in the Union’s revamped backline this season. He was also an original, joining via the Expansion Draft held back in on November 25, 2009. It certainly signals, though, that Nowak either has his eye on a high-profile left back or that he trusts Keon Daniel and the Farfan twins to man the position while the Union add a creative playmaker to continue. The question is, however, why mess with a defense that is still among the league’s best? And between Harvey and right-back Sheanon Williams, both making roughly $100,000 combined, how much will it really free up?  

All told, this is going to be tough pill for Union fans to swallow as Harvey – though not flashy or full of flair at the left back position – was a player fans came to love on and off the pitch. Give us your thoughts? Angry Nowak is breaking up that back four? Excited for what he’s got up his sleeve next?

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Lobezno1 Says:

    As stated in the article how much will this move truly free up considering both Harvey & Williams both make roughly $100K combined???  But this confirms the Union will be getting help once 7/15 rolls-around, so I am excited about that. 

  2. jen Says:

    I am both angry and excited, cautiously excited. He did bring in Caudet last time and was stubborn about Seitz….But I have learned to trust in Nowak. So, Petey boy, whatcha got up your sleeve for us?!

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