There are reports this morning that the Dynamo have acquired forward Corey Baird from LAFC for allocation money.
NEWS: The Dynamo have acquired forward/midfielder Corey Baird from Los Angeles FC for allocation money.— Corey Roepken (@RipSports) July 30, 2021
Not sure how much allocation money or if it is TAM or GAM, but I know the 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year is coming to the Dynamo.
Has 18 goals/15 assists in 91 appearances.
The 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year has 3 goals and 2 assists this season, including scoring at BBVA Stadium earlier this season. Baird spent 2018-2020 with Real Salt Lake before joining LAFC this season for $500K in allocation and an international roster spot. The Dynamo are reportedly sending $750K and an international spot.
Wow. Corey Baird to Houston.— Tom Bogert (@tombogert) July 30, 2021
Per sources: LAFC receive $750k GAM + 2022 int’l spot in exchange for Corey Baird https://t.co/nbHHfDxRcP
The 25 year old Baird is originally from the San Diego, California area and played his college soccer for the Stanford Cardinal. Baird and Stanford won 3 consecutive national championships in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He signed with RSL in 2018 as a homegrown player. After winning Rookie of the Year in 2018 he signed a long-term extension in 2020 before being traded to Los Angeles in January of this year. The Dynamo now have another attacking option who can play wide or as a center forward.
We will have more on this as it develops.