Red Bulls acquire defender Carey Talley

Veteran MLS defender brings wealth of experience to New York

Carey Talley

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Red Bull New York announced today that it has acquired veteran defender Carey Talley from D.C. United in exchange for a conditional second round 2011 MLS SuperDraft selection.

“Carey is an experienced veteran of Major League Soccer who will undoubtedly add leadership and depth to our defense,” said Red Bull New York General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler. “We are pleased to add him to our squad and look forward to his contributions.”

Talley, 34, has appeared in 15 games for United this season, making 13 starts, and recorded one goal over 1,141 minutes of action. The defender rejoined United, the club he began his career with, this season after spending the previous two seasons with Chivas USA.

The Cordova, TN native has also played for Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas, and the Kansas City Wizards over the course of his 12-year MLS career. In 2009, he appeared and started in 27 matches for Chivas USA, recording one assist.

Talley was a regular starter during D.C. United’s 1999 MLS Cup-winning run after being drafted 14th overall in the 1998 MLS College Draft. He helped United to the 1998 CONCACAF Champions Cup and Interamerican Cup Championships during his rookie campaign, starting 16 of D.C.’s final 18 matches.

For his career, the University of North Carolina product has appeared in 314 regular season matches, making 261 starts. His 314 appearances ranks tied for seventh all-time in Major League Soccer history. He has scored 20 goals and 28 assists.

The Red Bulls face FC Dallas tonight at Pizza Hut Park at 9:00 PM ET (TV: MSG; Radio: WQBU 92.7 FM). Tickets are available for New York’s next home match at Red Bull Arena on Oct. 2 at 7:30 PM ET against the Kansas City Wizards by calling 1.877.RBSOCCER or CLICKING HERE.

Carey Talley
Pronunciation:
CAH-ree TAH-lee
Position: Defender
Height: 6-1
Weight: 178
Day of Birth: August 26, 1976 in Memphis, TN
Hometown: Cordova, TN
Previous Professional Club: D.C. United (MLS)
How Acquired: Acquired by New York on Sept. 15, 2010 in exchange for a conditional second round 2011 MLS SuperDraft selection.