Kamara, Zimmerman move in half-day MLS trade window
One of the quirks of Major League Soccer is on full display Sunday.
Hours after Toronto FC won its first MLS Cup, the league saw its half-day trade window unleash a variety of deals on the league.
Kei Kamara leaving New England is going to steal the headlines, but LAFC may have made the top move of the day.
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The first-year club reportedly sent $500,000 in combined GAM and TAM plus the top spot in the allocation order to FC Dallas for center back Walker Zimmerman. The 24-year-old big back will be a horse for Bob Bradley in California.
Kamara has been sent to Vancouver as a Designated Player in exchange for the ‘Caps’ “2019 natural first round SuperDraft pick and a conditional 2020 second round SuperDraft selection.”
Sporting KC shook things up as well, collecting Kenwyne Jones -- who’s announced his retirement -- Alexander Tambakis, and a fourth round pick from Atlanta United for Tyler Pasher, Kevin Oliveira, and a second round pick.
Oh, and this:
New York City FC has acquired $75,000 of General Allocation Money and a 2018 international slot in exchange for French back Frederic Brillant, who has signed a two-year deal with DC United. DC also acquired an attacking piece in the negotiating rights to Jamaican winger Darren Mattocks from Portland for an international roster spot.
Minnesota coach Adrian Heath has acquired his son, Harrison Heath, from Orlando City for a fourth-round draft pick. Heath will count as a Homegrown Player for the Loons.