Minnesota United trades team captain Francisco Calvo to Chicago Fire

HARRISON, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 06: Daniel Royer #77 of New York Red Bulls takes a shot as Francisco Calvo #5 of Minnesota United defends at Red Bull Arena on April 06, 2019 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Minnesota United is trading its team captain to the Chicago Fire.

Defender Francisco Calvo has been with the Loons for two years after he was signed in 2017 from the Costa Rican club Saprissa. So far this season, he had started seven games and even scored a goal in the United's season-opening win.

As part of the trade the United will receive $100,000 in general allocation money and $50,000 in targeted allocation money this year. The trade also allows for $100,00 and $150,000 in 2020. If Calvo performs well for the Fire, the Wolves could receive an additional $125,000 in targeted allocated money.

“We thank Francisco for his two-plus years of service with the club,” said MNUFC Sporting Director Manny Lagos in a press release. “He was a big part of our growth into Major League Soccer and has been a great asset to our Minnesota community. We wish him all the best in the future.”