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2008 Runner-up Red Bulls trade key player
by Ridge Mahoney, January 14th, 2009 7AM

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[MLS] The busy New York Red Bulls traded Dutch midfielder Dave van den Bergh to FC Dallas in exchange for striker Dominic Oduro and FCD's second-round pick (No. 18 overall) in the SuperDraft. The teams also swapped first-round spots in the deal, thus moving RBNY up to 11th and FCD, which also has the third overall pick, down to 14th.

Red Bull, reluctant to take on van den Bergh's salary in full after it shared cap responsibilities last year with his previous club, Kansas City, gets some speed up top in Oduro. He scored five goals last year after notching one as a rookie in 2006 and three in 2007.

Van den Bergh scored seven goals and five assists in 2008 while playing on the left and in the middle of midfield as well as left back. His contract expired at the end of the season and he reportedly refused to take a pay cut from the $240,000 base salary he earned in 2008. With the allocation money it received for missing the playoffs, FCD can soften its cap hit on van den Bergh's salary, which went up only slightly.

Van den Bergh's wife has family in Dallas and he asked to be traded to that team, according to Red Bulls sporting director Jeff Agoos.

Numerous outlets have reported New York is on the verge of trading Mike Magee to the Galaxy. It has re-signed forward Macoumba Kandji, acquired in September from the now-defunct USL-1 Atlanta Silverbacks for $25,000, plus an undisclosed additional payment upon him signing a long-term MLS contract.

And sooner or later, it may have to deal with the possible loss of midfielder Luke Sassano, who contributed a solid rookie season and is currently rehabilitating an ankle injury he aggravated in MLS Cup, a 3-1 loss to Columbus. An Austrian club, not yet identified, has inquired about a possible transfer.
He won't be able to kick a ball until the end of the month, when the European transfer window closes, so a deal is unlikely at this stage.



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