Red Bulls Acquire International Spot, Draft Pick, for Mehdi Ballouchy

NY acquires 2013 international spot and a 2013 conditional draft pick from SJ for Ballouchy

HARRISON, NJ (July 30, 2012) – The New York Red Bulls announced today that it has  acquired a 2013 international spot and a 2013 conditional draft pick from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy.

“We want to thank Mehdi for his service to the Red Bulls,” New York Red Bulls General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler said. “It was a difficult decision to let Mehdi go. However, trading him provides us additional roster and financial flexibility moving forward.”

Ballouchy was in the midst of his second full season with the Red Bulls. He was acquired from the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 14, 2010 in exchange for forward Macoumba Kandji. This season, Ballouchy made 16 appearances and 10 starts, recording one goal and two assists. He made 51 total appearances during his time in New York.

Transaction: The New York Red Bulls acquire a 2013 international spot and a 2013 conditional draft pick from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy.