The veteran midfielder is the fifth announced member of the 2015 expansion side and will join a Norwegian club on loan.FC Dallas seems to be clearing salary cap room Tuesday, announcing it has traded midfielder Andrew Jacobson to New York City FC in exchange for the club's highest third-round draft pick in 2016.
Jacobson joins David Villa, Jeb Brovsky, Josh Saunders and Frank Lampard on the 2015 expansion side's roster. Like the other players on the squad, Jacobson is set to go out on loan to get playing time before the season. Norwegian club Staebaek is Jacobson's destination, where he will play under the eye of former United States coach Bob Bradley.
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“I’m delighted to sign a player of Andrew’s experience and quality as we continue to build our roster ahead of the 2015 season” New York City FC coach Jason Kreis said in a news realease. “He is a player my staff and I have liked for quite some time and we are thrilled to add such a versatile and competitive midfielder to our squad."The 28-year-old midfielder was a key component to FC Dallas' squad in 2012 and 2013 but has seen his role diminish this season, in part because of struggles with injury.
His 2014 base salary is $200,000, according to numbers released by the MLS Players Union.