By Tiffany Williams –
Friday, New England Revolution confirmed that they have acquired midfielder Ismael Tajouri-Shradi from Los Angeles FC in exchange for $400,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money. LAFC would receive $200,000 in additional GAM if Tajouri-Shradi is re-signed for the 2024 season.
The 28-year-old Libyan attacker will count as a domestic player on New England’s roster as he holds a U.S. green card.
Tajouri-Shradi owns 90 MLS appearances, including 49 starts, with 28 goals and nine assists over five MLS seasons, the first four of which came with New York City FC. The left-footed winger netted 26 goals for NYCFC from 2018-21, helping guide the Bronx Blues to four straight MLS Cup Playoff appearances. In 2021, Tajouri-Shradi tallied seven goals in 23 games and added one assist in the playoffs as he helped New York City win its first MLS Cup title.
Ahead of the 2022 season, Tajouri-Shradi was selected in the most recent MLS Expansion Draft by Charlotte FC before immediately being traded to Los Angeles FC. With LAFC, he tallied two goals in six substitute appearances for the current Supporters’ Shield leaders.