FC Dallas stayed quiet during the first round of the Re-entry draft today but it didn't mean they weren't busy making moves.
FC Dallas has announced that they have acquired Philadelphia Union winger Fabrice "Fafà" Picault in exchange for $300,000 of 2020 General Allocation Money (GAM).
Additionally, FC Dallas could send an additional $75,000 in 2021 GAM to Philadelphia Union if he meets certain performance metrics.
The interesting aspect of this deal is that Picault is currently out of contract and this move essentially buys his player rights and the ability to work out a new contract with him.
The 28-year old midfielder scored 21 goals and recorded 12 assists in three seasons for Philadelphia Union. He also scored his first career playoff goal in the 78th minute of the 2019 playoff match against New York Red Bulls on Oct. 20 at Talen Energy Stadium to tie the match, 3-3, and assisted Marco Fabián in extra time to push Philadelphia to the semifinals.
Prior to joining MLS, Picault spent 2015-2017 with 2. Bundesliga team St. Pauli, where he scored four goals and recorded three assists in 22 appearances. He also spent the 2014-2015 season with Czech first-division team AC Sparta Prague but did not make a league appear for the club.
He also has two United States men's national team caps to his name as well, making his international debut against Puerto Rico on May 22, 2016, playing the final 19 minutes. He last appeared in an international friendly against Colombia on Oct. 11, 2018.
What do you all think of this addition?