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The New York Red Bulls have been among the busier teams this weekend, trying to secure some deals before the MLS Draft and now two of their midfielders could be on the move.
According to multiple sources, the Red Bulls could be set to deal both Dutch winger Dave Van Den Bergh and midfielder Mike Magee in seperate trades. No official word has surfaced yet but signs point to Van Den Bergh potentially being involved in a deal to FC Dallas. The Hoops have reportedly been in search of a veteran left winger and Red Bulls director Jeff Agoos and FC Dallas general manager Michael Hitchcock were seen having discussions on Sunday night .
So why would the Red Bulls deal Van Den Bergh when he is coming off a stellar season?
Sources tell me the club is reluctant to pay him the approximately $270K a season he is seeking. Van Den Bergh earned that amount in 2008, but the Red Bulls only paid half of it because Kansas City paid the other half as a condition of the original trade that sent Van Den Bergh to New York.
What could FC Dallas give for Van Den Bergh? Dallas boasts a surplus of forwards as well as a deep stable of quality young players. The Hoops also hold three picks in the top 18 of the MLS Draft, a draft considered to be a deep one.
Magee is the other Red Bull who could be on the move, with Los Angeles the most likely destination. At least one other MLS team has expressed an interest in Magee but an LA move appears most likely, assuming any deal is completed. Magee is currently out of contract and would essentially have to agree to contract terms for a deal to be completed.
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