Columbus Crew SC: Black and Gold trade Kamara to LA for striker Gyasi Zardes
COLUMBUS, Ohio —
Columbus Crew SC today announced that the club has acquired forward Gyasi Zardes (pronounced: JAH-see sar-DES) from the LA Galaxy in exchange for forward Ola Kamara and $400,000 in Targeted Allocation Money for the 2018 MLS season.
Should Kamara score 12 or more goals for the Galaxy, Crew SC will receive an additional $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. Zardes, 26, is a five-year MLS veteran and a 2014 MLS Cup-winner. At the international level, he has earned 37 caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team.
“We are excited to welcome Gyasi to Columbus. Gyasi is a talented forward that has been successful in this League and with the U.S. Men’s National Team. He is a high character individual and has a bright future in Major League Soccer and with our club,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. “In addition to what we know Gyasi will bring to our playing system, we have received significant additional resources to help the club as we build our roster for the 2018 campaign. We want to thank Ola for his two successful seasons with our club and we wish him the best in the next chapter of his career.”