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Chivas USA Trades Casey Townsend to D.C. United for a Draft Pick

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The Goats have made another deal.

Townsend: Best of luck
Townsend: Best of luck
Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

We knew Chivas USA would be making a lot of moves this offseason, and here comes another one. The team has officially announced that they have traded forward Casey Townsend to D.C. United in exchange for a second round 2014 SuperDraft pick. Townsend is entering his second year in the league, and in 2012, he scored one goal in 17 league appearances for the Goats. Although his playing time was spotty, he looked to have potential, but like so many of his teammates, could not capitalize on chances last season.

Townsend went to college at the University of Maryland, and this will be a homecoming of sorts for him. Meanwhile, Chivas get a draft pick, but a second round pick at that. You will recall that Townsend was picked fifth overall in the 2012 SuperDraft, so Chivas didn't really get a lot for him.

And while Townsend struggled in his only season with Chivas, look out. We have suspected it, but any non-Latino player on this team looks to be fair game, and Chivas are unlikely to get full market value for any player they are shopping, since their strategy is so transparent.

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