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By DYLAN BUTLER
Khano Smith has been dealt from the Seattle Sounders to the New York Red Bulls in exchange for allocation funds, the club announced on Thursday. It was a trade SBI first told you about on Tuesday. New York fills a void on the left side of midfield after trading Dave van den Bergh to FC Dallas last month.
"One of our priorities before the start of the season was to add depth and athleticism to the left side of our midfield and we feel that we have accomplished this goal by acquiring Khano," Red Bulls sporting director Jeff Agoos said in a statement. "We think that Khano's pace, atheticism and experience will immediately help our club as we enter the new MLS season."
Smith spent four seasons with the New England Revolution, where he scored eight goals and had 11 assists in 85 games. His best season came in 2007, when he set career highs in games payed (29) and started (26), as well as assists (six) and shots (36). The Bermuda National Team winger helped the Revs reach the MLS Cup for the third straight seaosn and win the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2007.
Seattle was in need of allocation funds after giving $100,000 to Toronto FC in exchange for veteran defender Tyrone Marshall in a trade on Tuesday.
What do you think of the deal? Is the combination of drafting Jeremy Hall and trading for Smith an upgrade over van den Bergh? Share your thoughts below.