FC Cincinnati acquire up to $375,000 in GAM from Colorado Rapids


FC Cincinnati have acquired $200,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) from Colorado Rapids in a trade, the clubs announced today. The Orange and Blue have traded forward Calvin Harris to the Rapids, and in return have received $100,000 in 2023 GAM and $100,000 in 2024 GAM.

Additionally, FC Cincinnati could receive up to $175,000 in additional conditional GAM if performance-based incentives are met. The Orange and Blue also retain a percentage of a transfer fee should Harris be sold.

“I’d like to thank Calvin for his contributions to FC Cincinnati. We wish him all the best in Colorado,” said Chris Albright, FC Cincinnati General Manager.

Harris, 22, was the second overall pick out of Wake Forest in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. The Generation adidas winger made 24 appearances for the Orange and Blue in his two seasons, scoring his first MLS goal in the second minute against Toronto FC at TQL Stadium. He also made six appearances for FC Cincinnati 2, scoring three goals including a brace at TQL Stadium in the derby match against Columbus Crew 2.

TRANSACTION: Colorado Rapids acquire forward Calvin Harris from FC Cincinnati in exchange for $100,000 in 2023 GAM, $100,000 in 2024 GAM and up to $175,000 in conditional payments on December 21, 2022. FC Cincinnati also retain a percentage of a transfer fee should Harris be sold.