RSL trades Russell to D.C. for draft pick

RSL trades Russell to D.C. for draft pick

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RSL trades Russell to D.C. for draft pick

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D.C. United took a step in reinforcing its back line by acquiring veteran right back Robbie Russell from Real Salt Lake on Tuesday.

D.C. sent a third-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft (a first round Supplemental Draft pick if the SuperDraft stays in its two-round format) in exchange for Russell, who was out of contract with RSL after four years of playing for the club. 

While he was a stout contributor on the back line for RSL during his tenure there, the 32-year-old Russell also contributed the game-winning penalty kick in the 2009 MLS Cup against the Los Angeles Galaxy, and his experience will be a valuable tool for a young D.C. defense that faltered down the stretch during its quest for the postseason in 2011.

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