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Timbers Acquire Allocation Money from New York in Exchange for Midfielder Eric Alexander

February 11, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) Portland Timbers

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has acquired allocation money from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for midfielder Eric Alexander. Per league and club policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"We would like to thank Eric for his service to the club, he was first class both on the field and in the community," said Gavin Wilkinson, Timbers general manager. "He was a tremendous part of the club during his two seasons in Portland, and we wish him well."

Alexander, 24, played in 24 matches (14 starts) for the Timbers last season, recording a career-high six assists and receiving the club's Unsung Hero award. He first joined the Timbers in a trade with FC Dallas on Aug. 19, 2011, and, in total, appeared in 30 games over his two seasons with Portland. A veteran of three MLS seasons, Alexander has played 69 matches, recording two goals and nine assists overall with FC Dallas (2010-11) and Portland (2011-12).

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