Sounders Acquire Joseph From Chivas USA
(1090 The Fan) – Chivas USA has traded Shalrie Joseph to the Seattle Sounders for a second-round pick in the 2014 MLS Draft, according to club officials
Joseph, a seven-time MLS All-Star and finalist for the 2009 MLS MVP, joined Chivas USA in a midseason trade last year after ten season with the New England Revolution.
Seattle has also acquired the No. 3 Allocation ranking, a 2014 natural second round SuperDraft pick and a 2015 natural second round SuperDraft pick from Chivas USA in exchange for Seattle’s No. 15 Allocation ranking. Joseph will occupy a Designated Player slot for Seattle.
Joseph is currently ninth among active players with 273 games played and tied-18th in goals scored (39) and tied-12th in assists (35). In his last full season with the Revs in 2011, he was named an MLS All-Star and recorded career-highs in games played (32) and goals scored (eight).
A native of Saint George, Grenada, Joseph was selected by New England in the second round (14th overall) of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft, and joined the team the following year. He was first named to the MLS All-Star team in his sophomore campaign and earned Best XI honors in the 2005 season. Joseph became a mainstay in New England’s midfield and helped the club reach the MLS Cup final in three consecutive seasons from 2005-07.
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