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Timbers send midfielder to NY in exchange for cash

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The Portland Timbers' offseason roster makeover continued Monday when the club announced it had traded midfielder Eric Alexander to the New York Red Bulls.

In return, the Timbers receive an undisclosed amount of allocation money from New York.

Timbers general manager Gavin Wilkinson said Alexander was "a tremendous part of the club during his two seasons in Portland, and we wish him well."

Alexander, 24, played in 24 matches (14 starts) for the Timbers last season, recording a career-high six assists and receiving the club's Unsung Hero award.

He first joined the Timbers in a trade with FC Dallas on Aug. 19, 2011, and, in total, appeared in 30 games over his two seasons with Portland.

The Timbers' first home preseason match is less than a week away. They'll host San Jose on Sunday at 5 p.m. at JELD-WEN Field.

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