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Red Bulls Confirm Acquisition Of Carey Talley

The New York Red Bulls announced today that they have acquired 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 p.m. ET (TV: MSG; Radio: WQBU 92.7 FM).