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Dynamo acquire F Corey Baird from Los Angeles FC

Field Level Media
31 Jul 2021, 05:05 GMT+10

The Houston Dynamo acquired forward Corey Baird from Los Angeles FC on Friday in exchange for $750,000 in general allocation money and a 2022 international slot.

LAFC will receive $68,675 in 2021 and $681,325 in 2022.

Baird, 25, tallied three goals and two assists in 14 games (nine starts) during his first season with Los Angeles.

"We are thrilled to welcome Corey to the Houston Dynamo," general manager Matt Jordan said in a statement. "He can play a variety of positions in the attacking third while adding important league and national team experience to our group. When you look at his age, character, and skillset, he is the type of player and person we want to be a part of our club moving forward."

LAFC acquired Baird in a January trade with Real Salt Lake. He has 18 goals and 15 assists in 97 career matches (70 starts) with Real Salt Lake (2018-20) and Los Angeles.

"We appreciate all of Corey's efforts and contributions throughout his time here at LAFC," general manager John Thorrington said in a statement. "We wish him all the best in Houston."

Houston (3-4-8, 17 points) enters the weekend in ninth place in the Western Conference. The Dynamo host Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

"Corey is a versatile attacking player with a relentless work rate. He fits perfectly into the team we are continuing to build," Dynamo head coach Tab Ramos said. "He will be a key piece as we continue to fight for a playoff spot down the stretch."

--Field Level Media

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