Nelson Rodriguez continues to wheel and deal on SuperDraft days. The Fire not only added two players in the first round but they have also traded David Accam to the Philadelphia Union for $300,000 in General Allocation Money and $900,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. It is the second largest sum exchanged by two MLS sides in one transaction.
The trade leaves the Fire with a huge stash of Allocation Money and plenty of roster spots yet to be filled.
Wake Forest forward Jon Bakero was selected with the fifth pick overall after a trade with Minnesota United. The Fire sent $75,000 in GAM, $100,000 in TAM, the 15th overall pick, and goalkeeper Matt Lampson to the Loons in order to move up and pick Bakero.
They also traded $85,000 in GAM to Real Salt Lake for the 10th pick in order to select Syracuse midfielder Mo Adams.