Ola Kamara is on his way to L.A. after the Galaxy traded Gyasi Zardes to Crew SC in exchange.
CARSON, Calif. (AP)—The LA Galaxy have traded forward Gyasi Zardes to the Columbus Crew in exchange for forward Ola Kamara.
The Crew also received $400,000 in targeted allocation money in the deal on Saturday.
Zardes is a Los Angeles-area native who spent the past five seasons with the Galaxy after emerging from their youth academy. He has scored 34 goals in 131 regular-season appearances, becoming a fan favorite.
Zardes also earned a regular role with the U.S. national team, making 37 appearances since January 2015.
But Zardes's production declined last season. He scored only two goals in 24 appearances while the five-time champion Galaxy dropped to the bottom of the MLS standings.
Kamara, a 28-year-old Norwegian, has scored 34 goals in 59 games over two strong seasons in Columbus.