Red Bulls Aquire Pair of Draft Picks for Dominic Oduro
SECAUCUS, NJ (May 27, 2009) - Red Bull New York announced today that it has acquired the Houston Dynamo's highest 2010 first round MLS SuperDraft pick and highest 2011 second round MLS SuperDraft pick in exchange for forward Dominic Oduro. The Red Bulls also announced today that it has waived goalkeeper Terry Boss. New York now has two first round picks in the 2010 SuperDraft.
"This deal provides our club with more options and roster flexibility moving forward," said Red Bull New York Sporting Director Jeff Agoos. "We want to wish Dominic the best of luck in Houston."
Oduro, 23, made three regular season appearances for the Red Bulls, including one start. He tallied one assist in two games in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action. The Pramso, Ghana native was acquired from FC Dallas on Jan. 13, 2009 along with the 11th and 18th overall selections in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for midfielder Dave van den Bergh and the 14th overall selection in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.
Boss, 27, was signed by New York on Sept. 15, 2008. He appeared in four MLS Reserve League games in 2008, posting a 0.40 goals against average and a 1-1-1 record. He underwent season-ending surgery on Nov. 20 to repair a torn PCL in his left knee. He was placed on the team's Disabled List at the start of the 2009 season. Prior to joining the Red Bulls, the former University of Tulsa and Puerto Rican international was with the Charlotte Eagles of the United Soccer League's Second Division.
The Red Bulls complete a four-game homestand on Saturday, May 30 when they take on the Colorado Rapids at 7:30 PM ET (TV: MSG; Radio: WADO 1280 AM). For tickets, call the Red Bulls at 1.877.RBSOCCER or log onto www.newyorkredbulls.com.
Transaction: Red Bull New York acquires the Houston Dynamo's highest 2010 first round SuperDraft pick and 2011 second round SuperDraft pick in exchange for forward Dominic Oduro. RBNY waives goalkeeper Terry Boss.
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