MIAMI, Fla. (February 3, 2020) —
Inter Miami CF arrived at an agreement this past Friday with the Columbus Crew for the acquisition of US International winger Wil Trapp. The Ohio native has spent his entire career with the Crew and will be leaving a state where he was admired by fans. Trapp was heading into the final year of his contract.
He has been a key player in the Crew midfield and has been one of the best defensive midfielders in MLS in recent years. Now, he will ply his trade with a Miami team that will need to make an immediate impression in a demanding market.
Miami will pay $100,000 in general allocation money (“GAM”) to Columbus as part of the trade, and could pay up to $200,000 more depending upon performance objectives built into the deal.
“Wil is one of the most respected leaders in American soccer. He has served as captain at both the club and international levels and fits the culture we are building here in South Florida. Wil is also a top-class midfielder with established success in MLS.”Paul McDonough, Inter Miami sporting director
In addition to the financial consideration, Miami is also trading away an international player slot to Columbus. This is the first such trade for Miami after beginning with eight international player slots. Two players who had occupied international slots, Julián Carranza and Matías Pellegrini, recently were granted permanent resident alien status by USCIS and thus ceased to be considered international players.