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FC Dallas reportedly trades Kellyn Acosta to Colorado Rapids for Dominique Badji

Aug 23, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta (23) in action during the game against the Houston Dynamo at Toyota Stadium. The match ends in a 3-3 draw. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

FC Dallas reportedly will trade midfielder and United States men’s national team player Kellyn Acosta to the Colorado Rapids, according to Dallas Morning News.

Dallas will receive forward Dominique Badji, a first-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, international spots in 2018 and 2019 and a portion of Acosta’s transfer fee should he be moved in the future, according to the report.

Acosta was signed as a homegrown in 2012 and has made 117 league appearances for FC Dallas. He was part of FC Dallas’ midfield battle with Victor Ulloa and Carlos Gruezo, mainly serving as a backup.

Badji has seven MLS goals this season and was an unused sub in the Rapids’ 2-2 draw Saturday against Real Salt Lake.

 

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