January 16, 2014 in Sports

Sounders swap two defenders for Anibaba

Associated Press
 

TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders have sent defenders Patrick Ianni and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado to the Chicago Fire for defender Jalil Anibaba.

The teams announced the trade Wednesday. Chicago and Seattle also swapped first-round picks in the MLS SuperDraft with the Sounders now selecting eighth and the Fire getting the No. 13 pick. Seattle also picked up a conditional third-round pick in 2015.

Anibaba has started 93 of 96 appearances for Chicago over the past three seasons. He started all 34 regular-season matches in 2013, scoring one goal and three assists.

Hurtado, 29, and Ianni, 28, are both original Sounders, having been with the club since its inception in 2009. Hurtado was a finalist for MLS defender of the year in 2009.

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