Orlando City acquires Aurélien Collin, Amobi Okugo
Orlando City has traded for Sporting Kansas City defender Aurélien Collin and Philadelphia Union midfielder Amobi Okugo, the club announced Monday.
The trades were first reported by The Orlando Sentinel's Paul Tenorio. The club's acquisition of Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall, first reported in October, was also made official.
The club sent allocation money and future considerations to Sporting KC in exchange for Collin, 28, who has made three MLS All-Star teams and two Best XIs during his MLS career. He was named the MLS Cup MVP in 2013 after helping lead Sporting KC to the title.
Okugo, 23, was acquired for a second-round pick in the 2016 SuperDraft and allocation money, according to Tenorio. He is a five-year veteran and has five goals and six assists during his career. He displayed versatility for the Union, performing as a standout center back in addition to defensive midfield.
Orlando City sent allocation money and a two-year international roster spot to Houston for Tally Hall, a two-time MLS All-Star. Hall, 29, debuted for Houston in 2009.
The trades for Collin and Okugo occurred during Monday's trade window before rosters lock ahead of Wednesday's 10-round expansion draft, in which MLS expansion clubs Orlando City and New York City FC will participate.
Orlando City's roster is headlined by Brazilian star Kaka, the highest-paid player in the league.
- Paul Palladino