HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from Real Salt Lake in exchange for $500,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) spread across 2021 and 2022, a 2021 international roster slot and future considerations, on Jan. 11, 2020.
The versatile forward, who can be utilized on either wing or through the center, scored 15 goals and added 13 assists in three seasons with Real Salt Lake after signing a Homegrown contract in 2018.
COLLEGE: Baird was an instrumental leader in Stanford's historic NCAA College Cup run that saw the Cardinal win three consecutive national championships, becoming just the second team in division 1 history to do so. Baird, an Escondido, California native tallied 16 goals and 28 assists in his four years at Stanford while appearing in 77 total matches, making 69 starts.
INTERNATIONAL: Started all four matches for the U.S. at the 2013 Concacaf U-17 Championship in Panama and also competed for the USYNT at the U-15, U-18 and U-20 levels. Made his first senior team start against Panama on January 27, 2019 and came off the bench against Costa Rica last February.
NOTES: 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year