|Revolution Acquire Chris Brown and Dario Fabbro in Trade With Kansas City
The New England Revolution announced On Wednesday the acquisition of forwards Dario Fabbro and Chris Brown from the Kansas City Wizards in exchange for forward Wolde Harris, midfielder Jorge Vázquez and a conditional draft pick.
The New England Revolution announced on Wednesday the acquisition of forwards
Dario Fabbro and Chris Brown from the Kansas City Wizards in exchange for
forward Wolde Harris, midfielder Jorge Vázquez and a conditional draft pick.
Fabbro, 26, is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina and is in his
second MLS season. A classic center forward and target man who excels at
holding the ball, Fabbro signed with MLS in May of 2002 and appeared in 24
matches with 18 starts over two seasons with Kansas City. Fabbro, a Senior
International, has registered six goals and three assists for the Wizards,
all in 2002. He previously played with Emelec of Ecuador, Deportes
Concepción in Chile and CA Huracán in Argentina. Fabbro began his career in
the system of famed Argentine club Boca Juniors.
Brown, 26, is one of the most experienced and versatile players in
MLS. Skilled using both feet, he can play either as a striker or wide on the
flanks. Brown was drafted by Kansas City out of the University of Portland
in the first round of the 1999 MLS College Draft (5th overall). He has
appeared in 123 matches, including 77 starts, scoring 15 goals and adding 11
assists in his four and a half years with the Wizards. In 2002, he was the
only player to appear in all 40 matches the Wizards played, including 28
regular season, three playoff, six CONCACAF Champions Cup and three U.S.
Open Cup matches.
"We're really looking forward to adding these two guys to the
squad," said Revolution head coach Steve Nicol. "We think they will help us
greatly in the stretch run and complement the players we already have."
Harris departs New England after nearly four seasons in a Revolution
uniform. His most productive year statistically was 2000, when he scored 15
goals and posted seven assists in the regular season. In 2003, Harris had
two goals and three assists in 16 games with the Revolution.
Vázquez moves to Kansas City after a brief stint with the Revs.
The Argentine Senior International joined the club in June, registering one
assist in four games while playing for New England.
"I want to thank both players for their service to the club - especially
Wolde, who's been here for four years. He always handled himself like a pro
and we wish Wolde the best," said Nicol.
The Revolution's next game is against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home
Depot Center in Carson, CA, this Saturday, August 23. The game will be
televised live on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET. The Revs' next home match at Gillette
Stadium is Saturday, August 30 at 6:00 p.m. against the Chicago Fire.
Tickets are available for that and all remaining home games by calling the
Revolution toll-free at 1-877-GET-REVS.