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Revs and Red Bulls tweak forward lines with trade
August 12th, 2014 10:19PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Andre Akpan, who played at Harvard, is headed to the New England Revolution in exchange for French striker Saer Sene.

The deal involving two backup forwards and other elements was announced Tuesday. The Revs also received allocation money in the deal by which they send Sene and an international roster slot to the Red Bulls.

Though Bradley Wright-Phillips leads MLS in goals with 18, consistent production from other sources has been lacking except for Thierry Henry. Wright-Phillips has scored more than one-half of its 35 goals. Tim Cahill has netted just one. Akpan, a former U.S.-20 international, started his MLS career with the Rapids in 2010. He was acquired from Colorado in 2013 and has made five appearances this season without scoring. In 41 MLS games, he’s scored four goals and logged two assists.

“Andre is a player with experience in MLS who has roots in our area playing at Harvard,” said Revs general manager Michael Burns of the 26-year-old. “We believe he can provide us with added competition at the forward position and give us more depth as we head into a playoff push.”

Sene’s MLS career started strongly; he led the Revs with 11 goals in 2012. A torn ACL and broken leg suffered in the past two seasons has limited his playing time, which amounts in MLS to 17 goals and eight assists in 59 games over three seasons. Sene, 27, played up top and as a winger for New England.

“Saer, who can play wide or up front, will add a different dimension and another option to our attack,” said Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh.

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