BREAKING: LAFC and the Colorado Rapids have reached an agreement for USMNT midfielder Kellyn Acosta for up to $1.5m GAM, sources tell MLSsoccer. Deal is $1.1m up front + $400k incentives. Rapids retain a sell-on percentage.
Would be among most opulent trades in MLS history.
Kellyn Acosta is Black & Gold.
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The one thing I really dislike about GAM/TAM is the way the player misses out on a percentage of the transfer fee.
I learned real quick in Liga MX how beneficial a sale/transfer could be for a player.
That’s a lot of money that Kellyn is missing out on. #FutbolAmericas https://t.co/9sKqX2Z8o6
If you own a team and you want to know if you have the right guys running your team. Ask them is they knew Kellyn Acosta was available. If they didn’t fire them on the spot.
LAFC is acquiring Kellyn Acosta from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for $1.1m GAM guaranteed, with $400k more in incentives. #LAFC #Rapids96 #MLS https://t.co/1kW4zQAJoe
🔥Kellyn Acosta’s free kick that gave the USMNT the win in the Gold Cup final🔥. Just places that ball beautifully for Miles Robinsons. Just like Atuesta, he can be a great free kick taker. #LAFC https://t.co/F7zaOtVDj9
Here's where LAFC's and Colorado's depth charts (roughly) sit after the Kellyn Acosta trade.
-LAFC see Acosta primarily No. 6 or No. 8?
-Rapids haven't announced anything on Re-Entry Draft selection, former FC Dallas DP Bryan Acosta. Will they get that deal done? https://t.co/mn2tSOLf7e https://t.co/8A64HvtrsP
Lmfaoo kellyn said yal got me fucked up 😭😭😭
After being in the last camp, I know that if I want to continue being a national team player, I have to be in Europe. There's no doubt about it. That's going to help me take that next step to be where I want to be & be a part of the national team for years.
-Kellyn Acosta 4/14/21
OFICIAL: Colorado Rapids tradea a Kellyn Acosta (26) a #LAFC a cambio de $1,1 millones en GAM + $400K bonus. #Rapids96 retendrá un 10% de futura venta. Es otro blockbuster-trade en #MLS (y últimamente hay muchos). No se va a Europa, pero es un buen movimiento para él 🇺🇸🔝 #USMNT https://t.co/DqyIkuIDbo
In an interview with @MicheleG3
, Arriola spoke on Club America's interest.
If Arriola is dealt within the league, won't be cheap. Kellyn Acosta was traded today for up to $1.5m GAM. Previously, Lewis Morgan was traded for $1.2m and Alistair Johnston $1m.
Inbox: Trade is official. #Rapids96 acquire $1.1 million in GAM and up to $400,000 in conditional GAM from LAFC in exchange for midfielder Kellyn Acosta.
Disgusting if true. The least Colorado could do is respect Kellyn’s wishes.
After years of service, this is how they repay him. Awful. https://t.co/EUA4nycXSY
Kellyn Acosta is Black & Gold.
🇺🇸 MF ケリーン・アコスタ (26歳)
ようこそ #LAFC へ！🖤🧡 https://t.co/blW9aTFSmv
🇺🇸 O LAFC anunciou a contratação do ótimo Kellyn Acosta, do Colorado Rapids. Meia também faz parte da seleção estadunidense. https://t.co/OjQGAYqlxW
The Kellyn Acosta and Colorado drama makes me even happier we opted for Sean Davis… 😅😅😅
Dicho esto, importante destacar lo que comenta el propio Kellyn Acosta. El jugador estadounidense afirma haber tenido alguna oferta de fuera de la MLS (¿Europa?), pero Colorado desoyó sus deseos y decidió tradearlo a LAFC. 🧐👀
People are rightfully mad at CO blocking a transfer abroad.
But more need to be mad about the cynical narrative that they are releasing, forcing Kellyn to speak up when he shouldn’t have to. Making it seem like he has no value on the international market smh…