United States midfielder Kellyn Acosta, right, is fouled by Bosnian Amar Begic in a friendly match Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in Carson, Calif.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC acquired United States midfielder Kellyn Acosta from the Colorado Rapids for $1.1 million on Friday.

Los Angeles used General Assignment money to get Acosta. MLS clubs can use the fund to sign players or allocate it to salaries to stay under the salary cap.

“This story is sad. Colorado left me out,” Acosta wrote on Twitter. “They received on their table an offer for me from abroad and constant interest and they chose to exchange me.”

Colorado will receive $550,000 in 2022 and the same amount in 2023, and the Rapids could receive up to $400,000 based on their performance. Colorado would also receive a percentage of any future transfer fee for a trade into or out of MLS.

“Regardless of the matter, I enjoyed my time in Colorado and it was with a great group of players and staff,” Acosta wrote. “We achieved things that most could not believe. I wish them the best in the future.”

Acosta, 26, of Plano, Texas, scored two goals in 45 games for the United States team, including 21 appearances in 2021. He started 19 of 21 games for the Rapids last year.

He made his MLS debut with Dallas in 2013 and joined Colorado for the 2018 season. He has scored 16 MLS goals in 196 regular season games.

United States midfielder Kellyn Acosta, right, is fouled by Bosnian Amar Begic in a friendly match Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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