New England Revolution in trade shock as Joseph goes to Chivas USA

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.”

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