RBNY Officially Acquires Celades, Loses Echeverry


From the official press release:

"Celades was signed by New York on March 11, 2009. He is a veteran of the Spanish First Division (La Liga), having played for FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The 33-year old began his career with Barcelona, appearing in 72 matches over four seasons and helping the Catalan side to multiple domestic and international titles, including two La Liga and Spanish Cup titles, as well as the 1997 UEFA SuperCup. After a stint with Celta Vigo, he made 56 appearances over five seasons with Real Madrid, playing a role in winning two La Liga championships and the 2001-02 UEFA Champions League."

Celades also made 72 appearances over three seasons with Real Zaragoza in Spain.

"Echeverry, 32, was signed by New York on March 26, 2008 after joining the club from Colombian First Division side, Atletico Nacional. He played in nine regular season games last year, starting in seven, before undergoing season-ending knee surgery in August. He scored for the Red Bulls on June 25 in a 1-0 exhibition win over Chivas de Guadalajara in Glendale, AZ."

According to the all-knowlegible Metrofanatic that comes to 581 minutes, 0 goals, 0 assists. It's sight-unseen on Celades but at a glance I'd call this more than a fair trade, wouldn't you?

1 comment:

JL said...

one guy says that Ech told him he is going to look for a regular 9-5... what does a guy with an injury, perhaps disability, look for in the states after playing in the big leagues in his country? adding to the fact that he doesn't know English either and perhaps no title... my guess, car parking? i don't know, it's really sad.

what say you?