Harrison, NJ (Sports Network) - Red Bull New York has acquired defender Kosuke
Kimura and a second-round pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft from the Portland
Timbers in exchange for allocation money and the MLS Homegrown rights for
defender Bryan Gallego, it was announced Monday.
Kimura, 28, played in 17 matches and recorded one goal and one assist for the
Timbers this season, joining the club midseason from the Colorado Rapids. He
has totaled 134 appearances in the regular season including five goals and
nine assists over six seasons.
"Kosuke was a consummate professional and we appreciate his contributions to
the club," said Gavin Wilkinson, Timbers general manager. "We wish him well in
In exchange for Kimura, Portland gains the first right of refusal in signing
Gallego, the former Red Bulls Academy player. The 19-year-old is a central
defender for University of Akron and could follow his former college coach,
Caleb Porter, to the Timbers should the club sign the promising youngster.
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