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CHIVAS USA: Nagamura sent to K.C.

11/29/2011

Robin Fraser's rebuild of Chivas USA continued Tuesday with midfielder Paulo Nagamura's trade to Sporting Kansas City for a supplemental draft choice.

It's a money move, meant to provide cap space for future moves by eliminating the Brazilian's salary -- $225,000 ($230,500 in average guaranteed compensation) -- from the club's books.

“It's a difficult one, because Paulo is a very good player, and we're sad to see him go,” Fraser told ESPN Los Angeles. “Certainly, we feel we need to make some changes, and freeing up Paulo's salary was the objective. ... We'll miss him, but we felt this was an opportunity to make some changes and free up the money.”

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