The New England Revolution have 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.

Midfielder Joseph has been with the Revs for ten years.

"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."