Kellyn Acosta, who played in a team-high 21 of the USA's 22 international matches in 2021, has been traded by the Colorado Rapids to LAFC.
Acosta, 26, had been expected to leave the Rapids after helping them finish first in the Western Conference, but he had hoped to move abroad.
In a tweet later deleted, he said "this narrative is sad" and the Rapids pushed him out. "They had an offer for me on the table from abroad and ongoing interests and opted to trade me…"
He later tweeted to thank Colorado fans (below) and sent a tweet directed at LAFC fans, saying he will "give everything I have for the black & gold!"
Regardless of the matter, I enjoyed my time in CO and was with a great group of players and staff. We achieved things most wouldn’t believe. Wishing them the best moving forward. I’m excited for my next adventure!— Kellyn Acosta (@KellynAcosta) January 14, 2022
Bassett leaves USMNT camp ...
Acosta is at the U.S. training camp in Phoenix. Rapids teammate Cole Bassett left the camp on Wednesday to prepare for a move abroad. The Dutch soccer magazine Voetbal International reported that the 20-year-old Bassett will join Dutch club Feyenoord next week. The Athletic reported that the agreement is an 18-month loan with a purchase option.