Red Bulls Duvall Selected In Expansion Draft

Chris Duvall, expansion draft
Chris Duvall was selected by Minnesota United in the expansion draft.

The lone New York player selected in Tuesday’s Major League Soccer Expansion Draft spent only a short time with his new team and is now heading north of the border.

Chris Duvall of New York Red Bulls was selected by Minnesota United FC second overall. Shortly after, the Loons traded Duvall to Montreal Impact for midfielder Johan Venegas.

“We are very pleased to add Chris to our team,” said Adam Braz, Impact’s technical director. “He has proven to be a versatile and reliable defender in his three seasons with the Red Bulls. This is a full back profile that our coaching staff is looking for, and we are happy to acquire him.”

Having spent three seasons with New York, Duvall was drafted by the Red Bulls in the second round (22nd overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. He signed an MLS contract on March 7 of that same year and made 59 regular season appearances with the Red Bulls scoring a goal and collected four assists.

In 2016, Duvall set career highs in games played (25), starts (20) and assists (2).

“We’d like to thank Chris for his contributions to the club over the last three seasons,” said Ali Curtis, Red Bulls Sporting Director. “With the depth of our team, we knew that we would lose a player. Chris is a promising player, and we wish him well as he starts the next phase of his career in Minnesota.”