Parent Clubs and what not

Parent Clubs and what not

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 14, 2014
  • 2014 MLS Season

Alexi Lalas had a fun session on Twitter this morning, discussing Designated Player rules and other things. He got to this item about players coming on loan from parent clubs that got me thinking a little bit.

So parent clubs. The interesting thing is Alexi mentions Arsenal as a parent club to Colorado. Boy do we always forget that connection, and I think the Rapids do as well.

In the case of Chivas USA and NYCFC, players on loan from parent club carry their full salary over. At least that is how I am reading it all. In other words, if they have a million dollar deal in Mexico (Chivas) or in Manchester (NYCFC), they’ll be a DP in MLS.

I feel that the old NBC graphic is appropriate here.