Red Bull New York announced that the team has acquired defender Tim Regan from Toronto FC in exchange for forward Edson Buddle. Prior to the trade, Regan was drafted by Toronto FC in last Friday's 2006 MLS Expansion Draft after his former club, Chivas USA, left him unprotected.
It will be a homecoming of sorts for Regan, as prior to joining Chivas USA this past year, he was drafted by New York in the second round of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft (17th overall) and played with the club for three seasons through 2005.
"We are excited to have Tim back in New York," said Red Bull New York head coach Bruce Arena. "Tim provides us much-needed depth to our defense and his experience gained during his career in MLS will be beneficial to us as we move forward."
This past season, Buddle started 24 games for the Red Bulls, tallying six goals and three assists.