Houston Dynamo trade Derrick Jones to Charlotte FC
By Louis Roesch
The Houston Dynamo FC traded midfielder Derrick Jones to expansion side Charlotte FC for $250,000 General Allocation Money (GAM). The team also receives 20% of any transfer fee outside of Major League Soccer.
Jones joined the Houston Dynamo via the trade route on January 21, 2021 with Nashville SC. Ironically enough, the Dynamo sent $250,000 in GAM money to Nashville SC in that deal.
The Ghanaian born international had been a player that former Houston head coach Tab Ramos was familiar with from his time with the US U-20 side that appeared at the 2017 FIFA World Cup.
“Derrick is a player I know very well," Ramos said in a release. "Although he is young, he already has four years of experience in the league and knows what it’s like to be a starter for a playoff team. He has a big career ahead of him and we feel fortunate and excited that it will be here in Houston.”
His time with Houston did not last long although he did get into 20 games last season tallying one assist. The former Philadelphia Union youth academy player had been obtained for $175,000 in General Allocation Money by Nashville SC in 2019.