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LAFC acquires Lee Nguyen from Revolution

New England Revolution v New York City FC

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Lee Nguyen #24 of New England Revolution takes the ball in the second half against the New York City FC during the inaugural game of the New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on March 15, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.The New York City FC defeated the New England Revolution 2-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) The New England Revolution have traded veteran midfielder Lee Nguyen to Los Angeles FC in exchange for $700,000 in allocation money.

The Revolution announced the deal Tuesday night.

The 31-year-old Nguyen has spent the past six seasons with the Revolution, emerging as one of MLS’ top attacking midfielders. He has 51 goals and 49 assists in 191 regular-season games for New England, but he hasn’t played for the club this season after making a trade request.

Nguyen fills an urgent need for LAFC, which will be without playmaking forward Marco Urena for several weeks after facial surgery.

LAFC recently signed Andre Horta as their third designated player, but the 21-year-old Portuguese midfielder won’t be allowed to join his new club until July.

LAFC has started 5-2-0 in its inaugural season.