There’s still more than a month until the 2022 MLS Season starts, and teams are still building up their squads. Earlier today, Los Angeles FC acquired defensive midfielder Kellyn Acostafrom Colorado Rapids on a permanent move worth $1.1 million.
Not long after the news broke, Acosta himself accused that the narrative news media were using to explain his departure from Colorado was false and sad, as he’s been trying to move to Europe for a while, but he hasn’t been giving the opportunity.
The USMNT player mentioned that he was pushed out from Rapids to maintain ongoing interests, hence the reason of his transfer to LAFC and not abroad, even though they had an offer for him, but regardless of the outcome, he enjoyed his time at Colorado and that he’ll give his best for his new team.
Acosta’s numbers with Colorado Rapids
The 26-year-old defensive midfielder joined Colorado in 2018 out of FC Dallas, where he was a homegrown player. He played 82 games with Pids Rapids on the span of four seasons, where he managed to score on 7 occasions and assist the same number of times.