Real Salt Lake trades Espindola, Olave to NY
SANDY, Utah (AP) - Real Salt Lake has traded top veterans Fabian Espindola and Jamison Olave to the New York Red Bulls in exchange for an undisclosed amount of allocation money.
The Utah club announced the deal Monday.
The 27-year-old Espindola was an MLS All-Star in 2012.
He started 104 games for Real Salt Lake and registered 35 goals and 17 assists.
The 31-year-old Olave appeared in 119 games and was 2010 MLS Defender of the Year.
Both played a major role on squads that won the MLS Cup in 2009 and qualified for five consecutive playoffs.
General manager Garth Lagerwey said salary cap constraints forced the trade but that he believes the moves should help the team reload for 2013.
Real Salt Lake earlier traded forward Justin Braun to Toronto FC in exchange for defenseman Aaron Maund.
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