Sporting KC traded Ike Opara to Minnesota United for $900,000 of TAM.

Opara, the 2017 MLS Defender of the Year, asked for a raise two months ago. 

“Going into this offseason we had targeted positions we felt were important to our success moving forward and this is another huge step to us achieving our goals. We’ve just added a player who has challenged for U.S. Open Cup, Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup virtually every year, he won’t accept anything other than winning. When you added him to the likes of Ozzie Alonso, Jan Gregus, Romain Metanire, and the core group of players returning this year, we’ve set ourselves up to be successful going in to Allianz Field,” said Adrian Heath.

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