LAFC acquired 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year Corey Baird
and South international Kim Moon-Hwan
in a pair of moves.
LAFC is sending Real Salt Lake $500,000 in GAM spread across 2021 and 2022, as well as an 2021 international roster slot and future considerations.
“Corey is a dynamic attacker and we are excited to welcome a player of his caliber and qualities,” said LAFC co-president and general manager John Thorrington
. “We are confident he will prove to be a great fit into how we play and will help us achieve our ambitions as a Club in the years to come.”
Kim, signed from the K-League's Busan IPark using TAM, is LAFC's first Korean signing. He has represented South Korea 11 times, playing in a pair of 2022 World Cup qualifiers and making one appearance at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. LAFC: Goalkeepers (2):
*Pablo Sisniega, Kenneth Vermeer. Defenders (8):
Tristan Blackmon, Erik Duenas (HG), Marco Farfan
(Portland Timbers), Kim Moon-Hwan
(Busan IPark, South Korea), Tony Leone (HG), Diego Palacios, Eddie Segura, Mohamed Traore. Midfielders (7):
Eduard Atuesta, Raheem Edwards
Latif Blessing, Jose Cifuentes, Bryce Duke, Francisco Ginella, Mark-Anthony Kaye. Forwards (7): Corey Baird
(Real Salt Lake), *Danny Musovski, Kwadwo Opoku, Brian Rodriguez, Diego Rossi, Christian Torres (HG), *Carlos Vela
---------------------------------------------- MLS Free Agents:
Jordan Harvey, Dejan Jakovic, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Columbus Crew).
Mohamed El-Munir, Jesus Murillo, Andy Najar, Phillip Ejimadu. Re-Entry Process:
Adrien Perez (D.C. United). Loan expired
: Mark Segbers. HG=
LAFC Homegrown Player.Note:
Players in bold are 2021 signings.
-- The Chicago Fire
has acquired Colombian forward Jhon Jader Duran
via transfer from Envigado. At 17, he is the youngest international player signing in MLS history. Duran will spend the 2021 season with Envigado and join the Fire in 2022.