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SportsDay Aug 3, 2018
One for all: Could FCD's Matt Hedges be the rare player who spends an entire career with one team?

One for all: Could FCD's Matt Hedges be the rare player who spends an entire career with one team?

ATLANTA -- The one-club man is all but a myth in modern soccer.To stay with one team your whole career, in a sport where you can be traded at any time but also can move to another country and find a new job with relative ease, is a real feat.FC Dallas fans had no illusions that midfielder Kellyn Acosta would stay in North Texas his whole career, but the homegrown player's trade to the Colorado Rapids in July reminded fans how quickly players can go from being club icons to on-field enemies.Still, when fans look at the field Saturday and see FCD taking on the San Jose Earthquakes, there is one...
SportsDay Aug 2, 2018
What happened to this FC Dallas trio's love of cooking after Kellyn Acosta was traded? 'We lost Kell's good meal'

What happened to this FC Dallas trio's love of cooking after Kellyn Acosta was traded? 'We lost Kell's good meal'

The following story is a part of SportsDay Style, the subscriber-only magazine that will be included in August 19 editions of SportsDay. To subscribe to the Dallas Morning News, click here.In the grand foyer, past the hardwood-floored entryway, and around a corner to the left, three former FC Dallas teammates, also a few of the Dallas area's most enthusiastic cooks, stirred throughout the kitchen on a late-June afternoon.Throughout the room with ivory granite countertops, white cabinets and silver stainless steel appliances, Kellyn Acosta and Jacori Hayes prepared chicken lettuce wraps for...
Pro Soccer USA Aug 1, 2018

Behind the scenes of the Kellyn Acosta trade with FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo

FRISCO, Texas — It has been more than a week since FC Dallas sent homegrown and United States men’s national team player Kellyn Acosta to the Colorado Rapids for Dominique Badji and assets. Badji is expected to come to Dallas on Tuesday night after receiving his green card, while Acosta scored for the Rapids in […] The post Behind the scenes of the Kellyn Acosta trade with FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
The Denver Post Aug 1, 2018
New Rapids midfielder Kellyn Acosta has a strong leg and soft foot

New Rapids midfielder Kellyn Acosta has a strong leg and soft foot

Kellyn Acosta's big, heavy and precise kicks on goal following Rapids training Tuesday were far different than the soft lob that produced his Major League Soccer goal-of-the-week candidate in Saturday's 2-1 loss at D.C. United.
SportsDay Jul 25, 2018
A conversation with Pareja about his odd season

A conversation with Pareja about his odd season

2018 has been an odd season for FC Dallas. Despite parting ways with three high profile stars, being found mid-table in pretty much any important statistical category - Oscar Pareja's side sits in 1st place of the Western Conference. Doubters are gonna doubt.Pareja sat for a conversation to discuss specifically the why and how of the stunning trade of Kellyn Acosta, his frustration with the July transfer window, his expectations of how players should be "team first" and what fans should expect from the new faces that have recently arrived. The talk concludes with two passionate answers...
MLS Multiplex Jul 25, 2018

USMNT: Will Kellyn Acosta benefit from Colorado Rapids trade?

One of the more surprising trades in Major League Soccer occurred on Monday as Kellyn Acosta was traded to the Colorado Rapids via his boyhood club FC Dallas. Will it benefit the USMNT hopeful? The future of the United States Men’s National Team is very bright but the path to the World Cup in 2022 […] USMNT: Will Kellyn Acosta benefit from Colorado Rapids trade? - MLS Multiplex - MLS Multiplex - Major League Soccer | MLS News, Rumors, Updates, and More
SportsDay Jul 25, 2018
Photos: Kellyn Acosta's time with FC Dallas

Photos: Kellyn Acosta's time with FC Dallas

Kellyn Acosta spent quite a few years with FC Dallas. I thought it might fun to poke back through the archives and see what kind of pics I could find.
Pro Soccer USA Jul 25, 2018

FC Dallas players, staff react to Kellyn Acosta trade

FRISCO, Texas — Tuesday was the first training for FC Dallas since the blockbuster Kellyn Acosta trade, which sent him to Colorado in exchange for Dominique Badji and assets. Teammates and staff talked about what Accosta — who already suited up for his new team when the Rapids played Argentine club Boca Juniors in a […] The post FC Dallas players, staff react to Kellyn Acosta trade appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
SportsDay Jul 24, 2018
'It's tough': FC Dallas players bid farewell to Kellyn Acosta

'It's tough': FC Dallas players bid farewell to Kellyn Acosta

It may be a fact of life on American sports teams, but saying a brief goodbye to a teammate you've known for years still isn't easy.Kellyn Acosta, the midfielder whom FC Dallas traded to the Colorado Rapids in a move announced Monday, had been with FCD for more than a decade between his time in the academy and with the first team."A lot of people have been talking about it, and it's an unfortunate situation," said defender Reggie Cannon, a homegrown player like Acosta. "Kellyn was here for 10 years and he gave everything he had to this club. It's a sad day to see him go, but I have no doubt...
SportsDay Jul 24, 2018
Why Kellyn Acosta is eager to get started with Colorado Rapids after change of scenery from FC Dallas

Why Kellyn Acosta is eager to get started with Colorado Rapids after change of scenery from FC Dallas

Kellyn Acosta's transfer to the Colorado Rapids happened at just the right time.The U.S. national team member no longer felt comfortable with FC Dallas."I think in Dallas I wasn't enjoying soccer the way I wanted," Acosta told The Denver Post on Monday. "I think a change of premises will help. Change is hard, but it's a beneficial challenge for me."Acosta was sent to Colorado on Sunday in exchange for Senegalese forward Dominique Badji, an international spot for 2018 and 2019 and the Rapids' first-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.The clearest sign of Acosta's frustration with FC Dallas...
SportsDay Jul 23, 2018
Media reaction to the Kellyn Acosta trade

Media reaction to the Kellyn Acosta trade

Today, FC Dallas announced that the team was trading Kellyn Acosta for Dominque Badji and assets. There has been a mixed reaction to the move on social media. Here are the reactions of media members in Dallas regarding the trade.Jon Arnold, Dallas Morning News/Goal.com"It's sad for FC Dallas fans to see Acosta out the door, but it's something they'll see happen more and more. The club's directors clearly feel that there's a chance to win trophies this year and after that it's time for the new generation of homegrowns to take over. That's how things work at a selling club. Take the human faces...
The Denver Post Jul 23, 2018
Kellyn Acosta’s love of soccer was dying in Dallas. He plans to fix that with the Rapids and find a route to Europe

Kellyn Acosta’s love of soccer was dying in Dallas. He plans to fix that with the Rapids and find a route to Europe

The love was gone. For so many reasons, be it injury or starting to lose his dominant place in the midfield, Kellyn Acosta no longer enjoyed soccer in Dallas, the place he’s played the game almost his entire life.
SportsDay Jul 23, 2018
Farewell to the model FC Dallas homegrown

Farewell to the model FC Dallas homegrown

Kellyn,It's been a hell of a run. Four years, eleven months and twenty six days ago a kid, barely eighteen-years-old, lined up against Stoke City for FC Dallas. Many of us had seen or heard of Kellyn Acosta in the youth teams, a right back who looked like he'd be a fantastic defensive midfielder - the position FC Dallas suffered in after Daniel Hernandez retired. AJ, Michel, Je-Vaughn, Erick etc. all came and went but you pulled on the FC Dallas jersey 139 times and grew from an academy kid finding his feet at right back, to a box-to-box midfielder lighting up MLS and staking a place in the...
Pro Soccer USA Jul 23, 2018

FC Dallas: The rise and fall of Kellyn Acosta

DALLAS — FC Dallas traded Kellyn Acosta to the Colorado Rapids on Monday. In return, FCD got forward Dominique Badji, the Rapids’ 2019 first-round pick, an international spot through 2019 and 50 percent of Acosta’s transfer fee should he be sold by 2020. The move ended what had been a frustrating season for Acosta in Dallas. […] The post FC Dallas: The rise and fall of Kellyn Acosta appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
The Denver Post Jul 23, 2018
Colorado Rapids acquire Kellyn Acosta from FC Dallas for Dominique Badji

Colorado Rapids acquire Kellyn Acosta from FC Dallas for Dominique Badji

The Colorado Rapids on Monday announced they have acquired 22-year-old midfielder Kellyn Acosta from FC Dallas in exchange for forward Dominique Badji.

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