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Sporting KC trades defender Ike Opara

Ike Opara
Posted at 9:11 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 15:55:37-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sporting Kansas City traded defender Ike Opara to Minnesota United FC, the team announced Monday.

In exchange, the team received $900,000 in Targeted Allocation Money and another potential $100,000 in future Targeted Allocation Monday.

According to the MLS website, Targeted Allocation Monday is money teams can use "to add or retain players that will make an immediate impact on the field."

During his six years in Kansas City, Opara scored 15 goals and had six assists. He also earned the honor or 2017 MLS Defender of the Year.