COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Crew acquired forward Nicolas Hernandez from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for defender Tim Ward and the Crew's third-round selection in the 2009 MLS draft.
With the trade Wednesday, Hernandez becomes the second Argentine on the Crew's roster, joining 2007 team MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto.
In two MLS seasons, Hernandez has eight goals and seven assists in 51 games. The 28-year-old Hernandez had seven goals and six assists in 2006 and was the Rapids' MVP.
Ward appeared in 17 games during his two years with the Crew since being acquired from New York.
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