Red Bulls acquire Martinez from Union for Le Toux

The New York Red Bulls have acquired forward Josue Martinez and

allocation money from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for

forward Sebastien Le Toux.

Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh announced the deal

Thursday, saying Martiniz is a young player with potential and the

allocation money will provide financial flexibility for the

team.

The 22-year-old Martinez started six of 18 games last season and

had one goal. He has 16 caps for Costa Rica and has scored two

goals.

Le Toux’s contract with New York ended after last season. He was

acquired from Vancouver in July for Dane Richards and allocation

money. He had a goal and an assist in 14 games.