Revolution acquire Albright from the Galaxy

January 18, 2008

The New England Revolution acquired U.S. national team defender Chris Albright from the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for allocation money. The trade was announced during the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, held at the Baltimore Convention Center.

"We're thrilled to be able to add a proven defender like Chris to our roster," Revolution director of soccer Michael Burns said. "He's had success on the field at both the league and international levels, and he has experience winning championships with his past clubs."

Albright, 29, spent the last six seasons with the Galaxy and is entering his 10th season in MLS in 2008. For his career, he's made 172 appearances in MLS, scoring 11 goals and adding 20 assists. Albright was also a member of the U.S. national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, with 22 career caps for the U.S.