MLS Shoots Down “League DP” Status

MLS Shoots Down “League DP” Status

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 9, 2013
  • Designated Players

Maximiliano Urruti is not a “League Designated Player” – as was reported on Monday by The Canadian Press. In fact, the 22-year-old Argentine forward is not a Designated Player at all.

MLS released a statement earlier this evening from Lino DiCuollo, MLS vice president of competition and player relations, in a conference call with reporters following a widespread report in the wake of Urruti’s trade from Toronto to Portland earlier in the day.

“There are no ‘League Designated Players,’ as the reference in the article suggested,” DiCuollo said. “There’s no players that the league puts a tag on and calls them ‘League Designated Players’ and then suddenly they appear on a team’s roster without us.

“He was signed to Toronto like any other player – I think that was clear with the announcement – and now he’s been traded.”

So after some of the craziness when this report came out earlier today, the writer of the article just got some facts wrong. I sort of assumed that.