Current MLS Allocation List

Current MLS Allocation List

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 28, 2009
  • 8 Comments
  • 2009 Allocation List, Allocation Order

This is unofficial but based on a couple trades that have happened recently, plus some signings that have taken place a few of you have asked me to update the Allocation List for this year.

Remember it is based on order of finish from the previous year. Any expansion team will start at the top. I do believe Seattle has used their pick already to sign someone (possibly Freddy Montero). From what people have told me they aren’t at the top of the list but San Jose is. Houston traded with Toronto earlier to move up to number three to pick up Felix Garcia (Toronto moved down to number 10 in that deal).

EDIT: The more I looked into this the more it could be Seattle used their allocation on Kasey Keller, that’s the only one that makes sense for as Keller would be an American returning from Europe. Montero doesn’t fit that mold that they typically use for an allocated player.

Here is the list that I was able to come up with. If anything appears to be wrong just let me know but I am fairly certain this is the current order (I should have more of an official word soon).

1. San Jose Earthquakes
2. LA Galaxy
3. FC Dallas
4. DC United
5. Colorado Rapids
6. Kansas City Wizards
7. Chivas USA
8. New England Revolution
9. Real Salt Lake
10. Toronto FC
11. Chicago Fire
12. New York Red Bulls
13. Columbus Crew
14. Seattle Sounders FC
15. Houston Dynamo

  • RonS

    Correctimundo, Seattle spent their allocation on Keller.

  • Correctimundo, Seattle spent their allocation on Keller.

  • joel

    thanks for the update.

  • thanks for the update.

  • Eugene

    It's not just because Keller is an American returning from Europe, it's because Keller is a returning US national team player. Senior or Youth US national team players (and former players) that come into the league (not through the draft) go through the allocation order list. <br />
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    That's also the reason that Convey is going through the list and why Felix Garcia went through the list.

  • Eugene

    It’s not just because Keller is an American returning from Europe, it’s because Keller is a returning US national team player. Senior or Youth US national team players (and former players) that come into the league (not through the draft) go through the allocation order list.

    That’s also the reason that Convey is going through the list and why Felix Garcia went through the list.

  • undrafted

    This looks right except that I think Toronto is #9 and RSL is #10 now. Houston was ahead of RSL in the SuperDraft order. When Houston and Toronto traded slots, the slots were #3 and #10. After the trade, Houston used their pick on Felix Garcia and everyone ranked #4-#15 moved up one spot and Toronto's new spot became #9 (and Houston fell down to #15).<br />
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    I can't find any mention of other deals impacting these rankings but when Columbus signed Pat Noonan, they &quot;agreed to considerations regarding 2009 allocation rankings&quot;. But since NE is listed above Columbus, I don't see what NE can gain, at least for now.

  • undrafted

    This looks right except that I think Toronto is #9 and RSL is #10 now. Houston was ahead of RSL in the SuperDraft order. When Houston and Toronto traded slots, the slots were #3 and #10. After the trade, Houston used their pick on Felix Garcia and everyone ranked #4-#15 moved up one spot and Toronto’s new spot became #9 (and Houston fell down to #15).

    I can’t find any mention of other deals impacting these rankings but when Columbus signed Pat Noonan, they “agreed to considerations regarding 2009 allocation rankings”. But since NE is listed above Columbus, I don’t see what NE can gain, at least for now.