San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - The San Jose Earthquakes added midfielder
Mehdi Ballouchy from Red Bull New York on Monday in exchange for a 2013
international spot and a conditional 2013 draft pick.
Ballouchy has spent seven seasons in MLS with three different teams, amassing
13 goals and 24 assists in 174 career games.
"I've admired his play over the seven years he's been in the league," said
Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop. "He's steadily improved since joining
MLS. Mehdi's a good player, a great addition to our team and we're looking
forward to having him here in San Jose."
In his most recent stop with New York, Ballouchy scored four goals with four
assists in 51 appearances since joining the club in September 2010 in a trade
from the Colorado Rapids.
"Mehdi has been a good MLS player for a long time and we're excited to add
more depth to the team," said Earthquakes general manager John Doyle.
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