Minnesota United trades Chase Gasper to LA Galaxy

Minnesota United traded defender Chase Gasper to the LA Galaxy for $450,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money, the club announced Wednesday night.

“We all feel a little bit of sadness really, because Chase Gasper is an established member of our club and a really popular guy and he’s been an incredible professional since he’s been here,” said MNUFC Head Coach Adrian Heath. “Chase sees this as a new beginning and a great opportunity. While these decisions are never easy, we all want to first and foremost, support Chase the person – not just Chase the soccer player. I hope he’s really, really successful and I wish him well and thank him for everything he’s done for us.”

“I’m so grateful for the three and a half years I’ve spent here,” said defender Chase Gasper. “To all of my teammates, coaches, staff, everyone involved in the club and especially the fans: from the bottom of my heart, I can’t thank you enough for an incredible time in Minnesota and all the love and support you’ve given me. While this club, it’s fans and this city will hold a special place in my heart, I am really looking forward to a new beginning and grateful for the club’s support in that.”

Gasper was the 15th overall pick by the Loons in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. He played college soccer at UCLA.