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Diego Serna Traded to Galaxy

August 8, 2003

CARSON, Calif. (AP) _ The Los Angeles Galaxy acquired forward Diego Serna from the New England Revolution on Friday for two conditional selections in the MLS SuperDraft.

Serna most recently played with Deportivo Independiente Medellin of the Colombian First Division. Serna is expected to be in uniform Saturday night when the Galaxy host the Columbus Crew.

The 29-year-old has 54 goals and 40 assists in 113 MLS games over five seasons with New England, the MetroStars and the now-defunct Miami Fusion. He shares the league record with five three-goal games.

``We are extremely pleased to be able to add a player of Diego’s abilities and MLS experience at this stage of the season,″ Galaxy general manager Doug Hamilton said. ``He is an imposing forward who brings a proven history of scoring goals and a knack for causing immeasurable difficulties to defenders.

``Pairing him with Carlos (Ruiz) up front will give us one of the most lethal one-two scoring combinations in the entire league.″

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