The Deseret Morning News just learned that Real Salt Lake finally completed its trade with the New York Red Bulls this evening. RSL acquired midfielder Dema Kovalenko in exchange for an undisclosed 2010 SuperDraft pick. The trade is still awaiting league approval before it can be finalized.
Kovalenko is a hard-nosed midfielder who figures to be a regular fixture in Real Salt Lake’s starting 11 for the 2008 season.
Kovalenko, a native of Ukraine, is a nine-year veteran of MLS having played for three teams ‘ Chicago, D.C. United and New York.