BRIAN SCIARETTA - Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Andrew Jacobson was acquired by New York City FC from FC Dallas and loaned to Stabaek in Norway for the remainder of 2014.
The trade was announced on Tuesday and in exchange for Jacobson, FC Dallas obtained a third round draft pick.
Jacobson, 28, has been in MLS since 2009 when he was part of DC United. He moved to Philadelphia in 2010 before joining FC Dallas in 2011. To date, he has over 140 games of MLS experience.
"I am incredibly excited to be part of New York City FC's historic first squad and cannot wait to give my all for this team and its fans." said Andrew Jacobson. "I have respected Coach Kreis' teams since I first came into the league and I am greatly looking forward to working with him. I know that he always builds teams that are competitive and play good soccer and I have no doubt he will be seeking to do the same with New York City FC from the very first season. The club has made some amazing signings so far and to be part of that list is a great feeling for me."
He will now head to Norway for the remainder of 2014 where he will join a young Stabaek team coached by former U.S. national team head coach Bob Bradley. Jacobson will be the second American on the team along with Michael Stephens.
"The opportunity to go on loan to Stabęk and work under Coach Bradley is an experience that I will relish and use to improve my game until pre-season training with NYCFC begins."