With the arrival of Tim Cahill giving the New York Red Bulls a plethora of attacking options, midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy suddenly became expendable, and on Monday the Moroccan was sent packing.
The Red Bulls traded Ballouchy to San Jose for an international roster slot in 2013 and a conditional 2013 draft pick, both teams announced on Monday.
Ballouchy gives San Jose some added central midfield depth. The Earthquakes were looking for that type of player after parting ways with Tressor Moreno and Anthony Ampaipitakwon earlier this summer.
What do you think of the trade? See it helping San Jose? Think the Red Bulls will add another player before the roster freeze deadline of Sept. 15th?
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