Minnesota United Trades Chase Gasper at LA Galaxy
Minnesota United announced today that the club has traded defender Chase Gasper to the LA Galaxy in exchange for $450,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money (GAM). LA will also send a conditional amount of $300,000 in GAM if certain performance metrics are met. The trade will mark Gasper’s return to Los Angeles, where he played college football at UCLA.
“We all feel a bit of sadness really, because Chase Gasper is an established member of our club and a very popular guy and he’s been an incredible professional since he’s been here,” the MNUFC head coach said. , Adrian Heath. “Chase sees this as a new beginning and a great opportunity. While these decisions are never easy, first and foremost we all want to support Chase the person – not just Chase the football player. I hope he really, really success and I wish him good luck and thank him for everything he has done for us.
“I’m so grateful for the three and a half years I’ve been here,” said defenseman Chase Gasper. “To all of my teammates, coaches, staff, everyone involved with the club and especially the fans: From the bottom of my heart, I can’t thank you enough for this amazing time in Minnesota and all the love and support that you have given me. As this club, its fans and this city will hold a special place in my heart, I am truly looking forward to a fresh start and am grateful for the club’s support in this regard.
A native of Virginia, Gasper was selected with the 15th overall pick by MNUFC in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. A standout in his rookie season, Gasper quickly became the go-to starter at left back. He had a positive impact on the team and started in his 14 appearances after his debut in June 2019. The regular defender contributed to six clean sheets throughout the 2019 season and appeared in all five games for the US Club Open Cup. . In his three seasons with MNUFC, Gasper has over 60 starts in MLS, including the start of all 30 games he has played in in 2021. Gasper has two professional career goals, scoring his first in a 4-0 win against Real Salt Lake at Allianz Field in 2020.
TRANSACTION: Trade defender Chase Gasper of Minnesota United to the LA Galaxy in exchange for $450,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money (GAM). LA Galaxy will also send a conditional sum of $300,000 in GAM if certain performance metrics are met.