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Rammel traded to N.J. MetroStars

March 7, 1998

DENVER (AP) _ The MetroStars bolstered their attack Friday by acquiring forward Steve Rammel from Colorado for a first-round supplemental draft choice next year.

Rammel, 29, a New Jersey native, scored 15 goals in 1996, helping D.C. United win the first championship of Major League Soccer. But he slumped last season, with only one goal and one assist with the United, and was traded to Colorado in midseason.

He did not score while riding the bench for much of his stint with the Rapids.

``Playing time for Steve would have been limited here, and the MetroStars expressed an interest in Steve, in part due to his Jersey roots. It’s a good move for both parties,″ Rapids coach Glenn Myernick said.

The Rapids already have a strong collection of forwards, including Paul Bravo, Wolde Harris, Marquis White and Jason Boyce.

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