CARSON, CA - The Los Angeles Galaxy have acquired defender Brian Dunseth from Club Deportivo Chivas USA, the team announced today. In exchange, the Galaxy sent their natural third round pick in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft.
"We are pleased to be able to acquire Brian Dunseth, an experienced MLS defender who is capable of playing across the backline," said Galaxy President and General Manager Doug Hamilton.
Prior to joining Chivas USA in an off-season trade last November, Dunseth played in 24 games with 24 starts for fellow expansion club Real Salt Lake (RSL). The southern California native notched RSL's first game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against the Colorado Rapids on April 16 and tallied his second game-winner in the 3-0 win over FC Dallas on July 23.
The 28-year old, played in the central defense alongside U.S. Men's National Team defender and 10-year veteran Eddie Pope for RSL. The Cal State Fullerton alum is a nine-year veteran of MLS and the Swedish league, having played for New England (1997-2001), Miami (2001), Columbus (2002-2003), Dallas (2003) and Bodens BK of the Swedish Superettan (Third Division, 2004). In 2005, Dunseth was Real Salt Lake's sixth player in terms of minutes played, logging 2,011 minutes in 24 games (all starts) and scoring two goals in five shots on goal.
Dunseth has represented the United States national team at several levels, having captained the U.S. Olympic squad during its fourth-place run in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In 1998, he was named captain of the U.S. U-23's for a four-game tour of England, and in 1997 he was named the top U.S. U-20 player at the World Youth Championship in Malaysia.
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TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) acquire D Brian Dunseth from Chivas USA in exchange for a natural third round pick in the 2007 Supplemental Draft.