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D.C. United receive $2mil GAM in trade

The news that we’ve all been dreading but knew was going to happen has happened. Paul Arriola has been traded to FC Dallas. D.C. United have received a record breaking amount in trade fees. Initially DCU will receive $1.5mil in 2022 followed by another $500k next year. On top of that, there is a performance related bonus of up to $300k as well as 30% of any fee if Arriola is sold outside of MLS.

It will be sad to see Paul go, after all we did sign him to a YDP contract and he has gone on to make 91 appearances in MLS for us, as well as scoring 20 times and laying on 16 assists for his teammates. I, along with many of you will wish him all the best at Dallas, just not when they are playing us 😉

“We want to thank Paul for his commitment and service to the club since he arrived in 2017, he has been an integral player for our team and has been a model professional both on and off the field. We wish him luck in the next chapter of his career in Dallas.

Lucy Rushton – General Manager, D.C. United

Transaction: D.C. United acquire $2,000,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) from FC Dallas in exchange for winger Paul Arriola. The club will receive $1.5 million GAM in 2022 and $500,000 in GAM in 2023. D.C. United will also receive an additional $300,000 in GAM if Arriola achieves certain performance-based incentives while with FC Dallas, as well as retain 30% of any transfer fee if the player is transferred outside of MLS.

D.C. United Sign Paul Arriola to Multi-Year Contract Extension

In news that had been rumoured last week, D.C. United have come out and confirmed that right winger Paul Arriola has signed a contract that will see him stay until the end of 2023 with an option of a years extension. Coming into what should be Paul’s golden years this is a great announcement and hopefully a signal of intent from the club to tie down the best players and show that the club means business. I’d hope there are more announcements coming as we get into the summer transfer window and after the early exit from the MLS is Back tournament.

D.C. United and midfielder Paul Arriola have agreed a multi-year contract extension, keeping the U.S. Men’s National Team player at the club through the 2023 season, with an option for the 2024 season. 
Arriola joined D.C. United from Liga MX side, Club Tijuana, on a permanent transfer in August 2017 as a Young Designated Player. Since joining D.C. United, Arriola has appeared in 68 Major League Soccer (MLS) games with 64 starts and tallied 14 goals and 10 assists in league play. In his three years for the Black-and-Red, the midfielder has made the MLS Team of the Week nine times and finished second on the team in goals in 2019 with six. 
“Paul has been an immense attacking player and fan favorite since he arrived at our club and we are thrilled to secure his long-term future,” said Dave Kasper, General Manager for D.C. United. “We know Paul will be back stronger than ever and we look forward to his return at Audi Field.”

D.C. United Club Statement