Columbus Crew acquire rights to Chicago Fire midfielder Daniel Paladini for draft pick
The changes in Columbus continue under new manager Gregg Berhalter.
Hours after trading away the last member of their 2008 MLS Cup-winning squad -- 10-year Columbus veteran Chad Marshall -- the Crew on Thursday acquired the rights to central midfielder Daniel Paladini from the Chicago Fire in exchange for a fourth round 2014 SuperDraft pick.
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Paladini, whose 2014 option was declined by the Chicago Fire, was originally eligible for the the 2014 Re-Entry Draft, but he opted out before Stage 1 was held on Thursday. The 29-year-old will now be able to negotiate a new deal with Columbus.
The California native, who was originally drafted 24th overall by the LA Galaxy back in 2006, spent the last three seasons with the Fire.
After a promising 2011 with 16 starts, Paladini has mostly come off the bench for Chicago in the last two seasons.