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FC Dallas trades Tesho Akindele to Orlando City for allocation

FCD to receive Allocation Money over next two seasons in return

MLS: FC Dallas at San Jose Earthquakes Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The offseason is truly underway now for FC Dallas. During Sunday’s half-day trade window, FC Dallas traded the MLS rights to forward Tesho Akindele to Orlando City SC in exchange for $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2019 and $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2020.

The 26-year old scored 24 goals and eight assists in 133 regular season appearances for FC Dallas and scored in three consecutive playoff runs for the club – the only MLS player to accomplish such a feat. He was drafted sixth overall by FC Dallas in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft after an impressive NCAA Division II career. He also became the club’s first player to win a MLS Rookie of the Year award.

Akindele earned 14 caps for the Canadian National Team and scored two goals.

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