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Chivas USA acquires New England's Shalrie Joseph

August 01, 2012|By Kevin Baxter
  • Four-time all-star Shalrie Joseph is the newest member of Chivas USA, acquired Wednesday in a trade with New England.
Four-time all-star Shalrie Joseph is the newest member of Chivas USA, acquired… (Jim Rogash / Getty Images )

Chivas USA, seven points out of a postseason berth with seven games to play, made an attempt at bolstering its playoff run Wednesday when it acquired New England Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph.

A four-time Major League Soccer all-star, Joseph will be counted on to jump-start an offense that ranks last in the league with 14 goals in 20 games.

“He has been one the most consistent players in this league," Chivas General Manager Jose Domene said. "He brings his experience and he will help us make that final push for the playoffs and hopefully MLS Cup.”

To get the 34-year-old Joseph, who has one goal and three assists in 18 games in this season, Chivas sent midfielder Blair Gavin, a SuperDraft second-round pick in 2013, and undisclosed allocation money to New England.

The acquistion of Joseph is the third Domene has made since the start of the regular season. In May he sent defender Heath Pearce and allocation money to the New York Red Bulls for forward Juan Agudelo. And in April, Chivas added Colombia striker Jose Erick Correa.

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