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Revolution trade Shalrie Joseph to Chivas USA

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  August 1, 2012 10:05 AM

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The New England Revolution traded captain Shalrie Joseph to Chivas USA in exchange for midfielder Blair Gavin, Chivas USA’s natural second-round selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, and allocation money.

The 34-year-old Joseph spent almost 10 years in New England after being drafted in the second round of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. He is the team's leader in appearances (261), minutes played (22,867) and fouls taken (421).

"Trading Shalrie was a not a decision we made easily,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a statement. “Shalrie has been one of the faces of the club for a decade, but we had to take a hard look at our roster and decide where we needed to be as we look toward the future.

“With this trade, we gain a significant amount of roster flexibility and add a player in Blair Gavin who has great potential, an additional draft pick next year, plus allocation money – all of which provides us options to improve the team."

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