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Chris Albright acquired for draft picks

Posted on 14 January 2010 by ASN Staff

Chris Albright, now a Red Bull

Red Bull New York announced today, Jan. 14, that it had acquired defender Chris Albright from the New England Revolution in exchange for a 2010 MLS SuperDraft second round pick (31st overall) and third round pick (48th overall).

Albright, who was acquired by the Revolution on Jan. 18, 2008 from the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for allocation money, won three MLS Cup titles, with D.C. United in 1999 and the Galaxy in 2002 and 2005. In 2009, the three-time MLS All-Star started in one game in April before missing the rest of the season due to left knee injuries. Albright underwent meniscus surgery April 22.

In his first year for New England, Albright set new career highs by starting and appearing in 26 of 30 games. The 31-year-old made 32 appearances in all competitions and helped New England win the 2008 SuperLiga, scoring the winning penalty kick.

The Galaxy acquired the Philadelphia, PA native and a second-round selection (24th overall) in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft from D.C. United in exchange for Los Angeles’ first and second round 2002 MLS SuperDraft picks and a 2003 conditional SuperDraft pick.

Albright started his MLS career with D.C. United in 1999 and made 56 appearances over three seasons. After he was allocated to the Miami Fusion as a Nike Project-40 player, he was traded, along with John Maessner, to United for Brian Kamler. Albright attended the University of Virginia between 1997-98.

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Player Fact file

Chris Albright
Position: Defender
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Date of Birth: January 14, 1979 in Philadelphia, PA
Previous Club: New England Revolution (MLS)
Roster status: Senior
How Acquired: Acquired by New York on Jan. 14, 2010 from the New England Revolution in exchange for a second round (31st overall) pick and third round (48th overall) pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.

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