The Colorado Rapids have sent United States international midfielder Kellyn Acosta to LAFC, the Major League Soccer sides announced on Friday.

The deal includes $1.1 million in General Allocation Money with an additional $400,000 in GAM if certain performance metrics are met. The Rapids would also receive a percentage of a future transfer fee if Acosta is moved outside of MLS or within the league.

Acosta is coming off a resurgent 2021 season in which he helped lead the Rapids to the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs and played a major role for the United States in three international competitions.

"Kellyn is a player that has all the attributes necessary to play how we want in the midfield," LAFC Co-President and General Manager John Thorrington said. "He provides versatility and ability to help our team immediately. He is in his prime, a fixture in our National Team, and offers the MLS experience we sought in the off-season."

Shortly before the deal was announced, Acosta took to Twitter to state that the Rapids pushed him out of the organisation, and executed the trade with LAFC despite ongoing interest from European clubs.