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May 24, 2002 – Last of the Revolution originals traded

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Ted Chronopoulos was part of a deal with the NY/NJ MetroStars, who sent Daniel Hernandez, Brian Kamler and Diego Serna to the Revolution in exchange for Chronopoulos, Mamadou Diallo and Andy Williams.

Chronopoulos performed for Panionios in Greece before joining the Revolution for their inaugural season, totaling 16 goals in 144 appearances (13th on team’s all-time list) in six-plus seasons.

Danny Hernandez and Brian Kamler became key contributors to the Revolution’s 2002 playoff run, and were in the starting lineup in the MLS Cup final. Kamler was replaced by Winston Griffiths in the 90th minute, Griffiths then hitting the crossbar in extra time, just before Carlos Ruiz’ goal in the Galaxy’s 1-0 victory.

Diallo scored twice in the MetroStars’ 4-3 win over the Revolution July 20, but never matched his initial MLS season, a 26-goal total that remains the second-highest in league history.

Williams had been a Revolution fan while attending the University of Rhode Island, and was invited to a tryout as a 19-year-old while was preparing for the 1998 World Cup with the Jamaica national team (Williams played one game for the Reggae Boyz in the World Cup, and was a member of the national team through 2010). But the Revolution did not sign Williams until 2001, after he had played two seasons for the Columbus Crew and one for the Miami Fusion. Williams competed for six teams in a 14-year MLS career, winning the 2009 MLS Cup with Real Salt Lake, and continues with RSL as the team’s head scout.

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