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By TIM FONTENAULT
New York City Football Club has made its first trade for a Major League Soccer player.
The club acquired defender Jeb Brovsky on Thursday from the Montreal Impact in exchange for NYC FC’s second-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Trading Brovsky was a mutual decision between the player and the Impact.
“I feel very fortunate that we are in a position to add a player of Jeb’s quality this early in our process,” NYC FC coach Jason Kreis said in a press release. “He is a player my staff and I have been very fond of going back several years ago when he entered the League and we have been watching and appreciating him ever since. His athleticism, versatility, and passion for the game are evident and I am certain we have added another terrific character to our growing family.”
Brovsky was the 19th overall selection in the 2011 SuperDraft after four seasons at Notre Dame. He spent one year with the Vancouver Whitecaps before being picked up by the Impact in their expansion draft.
NYC FC does not play until next March, so the 25-year-old will go on loan until December to a club yet to be determined. Brovsky is the second player to join the club. Spain’s all-time leading scorer, David Villa, signed with the club a couple weeks ago and will play on loan at Melbourne City in Australia until December.
“I’m tremendously excited to be joining New York City FC,” Brovsky said. “With the talented coaching and training staff they’ve put in place, it’s clear that this club is focused on winning. This is a big step in my life and career to be coming to play in the biggest sports city, and I can’t wait to take the field at Yankee Stadium.”
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