MLS Moves: Galaxy gets Kamara from Crew for Zardes and TAM

In one of the biggest trades of the MLS offseason, the LA Galaxy acquired Ola Kamara from the Columbus Crew for U.S. international Gyasi Zardes and $400,000 in TAM for the the 2018 season. The Crew will also get an additional $100,000 in TAM if Kamara scores 12 or more goals.

The Galaxy gets ... Kamara, who had been vocal about wanting to move, gives the Galaxy a forward it lacked in 2018 after the departure of Robbie Keane. He scored 16 goals in his first MLS season in 2016 and 18 goals in 2017, helping the Crew to the Eastern Conference final.

“He has been one of the league’s most productive forwards during his two seasons in MLS," said Galaxy head coach Sigi Schmid, "and we believe he will be a great fit in our attack. We look forward to him joining our squad.”

The Crew gets ... Zardes, who won an MLS Cup title in his second season in 2014 and played five seasons for the Galaxy. He earned 37 caps with the USA and won the 2017 Gold Cup.

A broken foot limited him to 19 games in 2016, and he slumped in 2017, scoring just two goals in 24 games.

“In addition to what we know Gyasi will bring to our playing system," said Crew sporting director and head coach Gregg Berhalter, "we have received significant additional resources to help the club as we build our roster for the 2018 campaign."
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