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MLS trade deadline: Assessing Ramirez to LAFC, Acosta to Colorado

The MLS trade deadline has come and gone and with it, a number of moves that attracted attention throughout the league including a pair of homecomings for fan favorites in Kansas City and Columbus.

Let's have a look at the notable moves made in the league in the days and weeks leading up to Wednesday's trade deadline.

Christian Ramirez to Los Angeles FC

On the surface, this looked like an unnecessary move made by the MLS rookies, who were thought to be in the mix for a defensive midfielder...


Columbus Crew SC reacquires Justin Meram from Orlando City

Columbus Crew SC reacquired winger Justin Meram from Orlando City on Friday, the MLS clubs confirmed.

Meram had spent seven years in Columbus but asked for a trade last year when talks over a new contract stalled, and now will return after an unproductive half-season in Orlando.

Columbus, which in January received over $1 million in allocation money from Orlando for Meram, will now pay $750,000 to get the 29-year-old back from the Lions.

Meram has played in 17 MLS matches for Orlando City this...


Orlando City in talks to deal Justin Meram back to Columbus Crew - sources

Orlando City is in talks to trade winger Justin Meram back to Columbus Crew SC, sources confirmed to ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle. first reported news of the trade talks on Sunday, adding that Orlando are also open to potential offers from other clubs.

Meram, 29, spent seven years with Columbus but asked for a trade last season after talks over a new contract stalled, and he ultimately left the club in January a deal for over $1 million for allocation money.

But Meram has scored just once...


Orlando City's Justin Meram: Some markets are 'holding back MLS'

Orlando City forward Justin Meram says "certain markets" are "holding back MLS," while in central Florida the local team is more popular than the NBA's Orlando Magic.

Meram joined Orlando in January in a trade he requested after seven seasons with Columbus Crew SC, which is exploring a potential move to Austin, Texas, after its owner said the club was "unsustainable" in its current site.

But MLS has also found great success in new markets, after expanding to Orlando in 2015 and Atlanta and Minnesota...

Orlando City move provides Justin Meram with new challenge, change of scenery

Get a glimpse at what Justin Meram brings to Orlando City after the Lions acquired the forward in a trade with Columbus Crew SC.

A soccer player's career can be a bit like Newtonian physics. A player finds himself on a certain trajectory, be it positive or negative, and it takes an outside force to alter that path.

So it went for Justin Meram. In 2017, he enjoyed a career season, with 13 goals and seven assists, as the Columbus Crew reached the Eastern Conference finals. Meram had spent seven seasons in Columbus, a period in which he had grown into one of the league's better attacking players. He was feeling restless, desiring...

Orlando City lands Justin Meram in trade with Columbus Crew SC

Get a glimpse at what Justin Meram brings to Orlando City after the Lions acquired the forward in a trade with Columbus Crew SC.
Goal! Columbus Crew SC 2-1 Toronto FC. Justin Meram (Columbus Crew SC) scores in the bottom corner of the net.

Orlando City has acquired midfielder Justin Meram in a trade with Columbus Crew SC, the MLS clubs confirmed on Monday.

Meram joins Orlando in exchange for $1.05 million in allocation money plus an international roster spot. The money breakdown consists of $750,000 in targeted allocation money (TAM) and $300,000 in general allocation money (GAM).

The deal is the second major trade for Orlando this offseason, as manager Jason Kreis looks to rebuild his roster and get the Lions to the postseason for...