Columbus Crew acquire rights to Chicago Fire midfielder Daniel Paladini for draft pick

Daniel Paladini celebrates his equalizer vs. New York

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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.