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Report: LAFC trade for No. 3 overall pick in 2018 MLS draft

Deal with D.C. United gives expansion team another high selection.

MLS: MLS SuperDraft Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Football Club started their 2018 MLS SuperDraft business off early on Friday, as The Washington Post’s Steven Goff reported they acquired the No. 3 overall pick just ahead of the draft in exchange for $100,000 each in general allocation money and targeted allocation money. Considering the source, who is very close to D.C. United, I very much believe this is as good as official.

The deal makes sense for LAFC, as a team with just 12 players on the roster at the moment and training camp opening on Monday. Bringing in bodies, especially those at the top of the draft order, who can help fill out the roster and likely be good bets to play a role in 2018, is pretty obvious. And all things considered, with the amount of allocation money LAFC was given to build their first roster, the cost does not appear to be overly steep, assuming they draft well.

So, it looks like LAFC will be busy today, with two of the first three picks, at least for now. We’ll have plenty of 2018 MLS SuperDraft coverage for you today and beyond, so stay tuned.

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