- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 12, 2011
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- Stéphane Auvray, Trade
In search of some midfield depth, the New York Red Bulls have gone out and made a deal today. The club has sent a 2nd round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft to Sporting Kansas City for Guadeloupe defensive midfielder Stephane Auvray.
It is an interesting deal considering the moves the Red Bulls have made this summer. First the club traded for Dwayne De Rosario then to only trade him weeks later to D.C. United for Dax McCarty. DeRo has become one of the hottest players in MLS since the deal and New York has struggled since.
New York is showing some desperation with this deal too. We know the club doesn’t favor draft picks but they’re picking up a pretty hefty salary in Auvray.
Auvray pretty much hasn’t played for KC since the Gold Cup and has been banged up a little bit as well. In a way this deal favors Sporting more than New York due to the fact that it gives KC a bit of cap room to go out and make that one final deal before the transfer deadline to sure up their defensive needs once and for all.