Farewell Atiba HarrisDecember 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Posted in Vancouver Whitecaps, Whitecaps Season 2012 | Leave a comment
I must admit I was a bit sad to see the Vancouver Whitecaps have dealt away Atiba Harris to the Colorado Rapids. Harris only got to play in 12 games for the Whitecaps due to some very bad luck with knee injuries. Atiba paid the price for giving his all for the Whitecaps with some nasty knocks which required him to go under the knife three times, if I am correct.
Atiba was on the pitch on that magic day in March of 2011 when the Whitecaps suited up for their first Major League Soccer game. He scored the winning goal on that day. That season he scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists in spite of very limited time on the pitch. He managed to get a bit of time in 2012, but injuries never let him really get going consistently.
Even if there was more bad luck for Atiba than good in his time here in Vancouver, there is always a place in my heart for this guy who sacrificed his body for our club.
I wish him all the best in Colorado.