Columbus gets player, 1st-round pick from LA

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Associated Press

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 4:04 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew have acquired midfielder Hector Jimenez and a first-round pick in the MLS draft from the L.A. Galaxy for the Crew's second-round pick and allocation money.

The first-round pick is 14th overall, while the selection sent to the Galaxy is the 23rd. The draft is Thursday.

The 25-year-old Jimenez has played in 43 games in three seasons with the Galaxy. Last year he had three goals and four assists in 26 appearances.

On Monday, the Crew acquired the rights to defender Michael Parkhurst from the New England Revolution for the Crew's first-round selection (fourth overall) in the draft and more allocation money.

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