Red Bulls acquire Aurelien Collin in trade with Orlando City

Red Bulls acquire Aurelien Collin in trade with Orlando City

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Red Bulls acquire Aurelien Collin in trade with Orlando City

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Photo by Kim Klement/USA Today Sports

Photo by Kim Klement/USA Today Sports

The New York Red Bulls have struggled mightily on defense this season, so Friday’s announcement couldn’t have come at a better time.

The Red Bulls acquired centerback Aurelien Collin from Orlando City SC in exchange for a conditional 2017 fourth-round draft pick.

Collin has made 137 appearances in MLS since joining the league back in 2011. The 30-year old defender played an important role in Sporting KC’s title run in 2013, starting alongside U.S. Men’s National Team centerback Matt Besler.

With numerous injuries to the Red Bulls backline this season, in addition to Damien Perrinelle, who remains sidelined after sustaining a knee injury in the 2015 MLS Playoffs, Collin provides Jesse Marsch’s side with some reassurance as the team looks to regain their health.

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