SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Jeremy Hall was traded from Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls to the expansion Portland Timbers on Monday for a third-round draft pick in January.
A defender and midfielder, Hall played 37 regular-season games in two seasons since he was taken with the 11th overall pick in the 2009 draft.
The 22-year-old player was in 13 games this year, his time limited by a quadriceps injury. He has played for the U.S. under-17 team.
“We think that this is a mutually beneficial decision for Jeremy and the club,” Red Bulls general manager Erik Soler said. “At his age and given his bright future, Jeremy needs to play more matches and we believe that this is the best move for him.”
Portland also obtained an international roster spot for the next two seasons from the Los Angeles Galaxy for allocation money. The slot, one of eight international spots on the Galaxy, reverts to the Galaxy after the 2012 season.
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