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Salvadoran newspaper La Prensa Grafica reported late on Wednesday night that the New York Red Bulls have reached an agreement with CD FAS for left back Alfredo Pacheco, with the price being a $30,000 transfer (A Thursday report suggests that the $30,000 is in fact a loan fee).
FAS president Reynaldo Valle told La Prensa Grafica that the clubs agreed to the fee and Pacheco would be joining the Red Bulls for training next week. Despite the reported deal, Pacheco still played in FAS' 1-1 tie vs. Alianza FC on Wednesday night.
The report comes a day after Red Bulls technical director Jeff Agoos danced around questions about another Prensa Grafica report that suggested Pacheco was close to joining the Red Bulls.
If the Red Bulls have landed Pacheco, the Salvadoran national team defender would give head coach Juan Carlos Osorio the attack-minded left back he has been looking for since he joined the club as head coach a year ago. With the team in serious talks with Costa Rican right back Carlos Johnson, the Red Bulls could solve their fullback issues in the same week.
The Red Bulls turned to Central American options to address their fullback needs after trying and failing to pry Jonathan Bornstein from Chivas USA and Chris Wingert from Real Salt Lake.
What do you think of the Red Bulls adding Pacheco and Johnson? Do you see the Red Bulls contending for another MLS Cup trip? Still worried about the central defense? Wondering if Osorio will be able to bring all the new faces together?
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