In the trade, the Rapids get rid of one of the most expensive contracts they had on the books and bring in a young player who has yet to reach his potential.
In all, Gil has made 151 MLS appearances (95 starts) with 11 goals and 9 assists between Orlando City and Real Salt Lake.
To gain a playoff spot, the Rapids need to pick up 11 points on Vancouver over just 13 games, eight of which are on the road.
Axel Sjöberg and Kevin Doyle both found the net as the Colorado Rapids earned a 2-2 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday.
The Rapids looked the better of the two sides in the first 45 minutes, but ultimately fell 1-0.
The Rapids head coach believes one of the best ways his team can improve is through internal competition.
The Stockholm, Sweden native recently received his green card and will no longer occupy an international slot on the roster.
Aigner's success in one of the best leagues in the world, the Bundesliga, should translate into success in MLS.
Aigner has signed a three-and-a-half year deal and will occupy an international roster spot.
Head coach Pablo Mastroeni could use another option on the wing to improve Colorado's scoring.
The debate has long raged as to which is the more decorated U.S. keeper, but a lead may now becoming more clear.
A brilliant individual effort by Dominique Badji secured Colorado's first road point of the 2017 season.
Howard had his 40th international clean sheet, second only to Kasey Keller's 47 for the USMNT.