WASHINGTON - Defender Robbie Russell has been traded to D.C. United by Real Salt Lake for a 2013 MLS SuperDraft third-round pick.
The 32-year-old Russell appeared in 78 games, including 68 starts, over four seasons with Real Salt Lake. This season, he had two assists in 26 games in the regular season, plus three starts in the playoffs.
He scored the penalty kick that ended the shootout when RSL won the 2009 MLS Cup.
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