- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 10, 2014
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- 2014 Allocation Order, 2014 MLS Season
The MLS summer transfer window is set to open up shortly, which means we need to revisit the Allocation order for the league.
Again, here are the rules regarding the Allocation Order:
The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the League after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee.* The allocation rankings may also be used in the event two or more clubs file a request for the same player on the same day when the discovery period opens in December. The allocations will be ranked in reverse order of finish for the 2013 season, taking playoff performance into account.
Once the club uses its allocation ranking to acquire a player, it drops to the bottom of the list. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is the other club’s ranking. At all times, each club is assigned one ranking. The rankings reset at the end of each MLS League season.
*Designated Players of a certain threshold – as determined by the League – are not subject to allocation ranking.
Here is the updated 2014 Allocation order (as of July 10):
- Toronto FC
- Columbus Crew
- FC Dallas
- DC United (swap with Philadelphia on Jan 14)
- Vancouver Whitecaps
- Chicago Fire
- Montreal Impact
- San Jose Earthquakes
- New England Revolution
- Colorado Rapids
- Chivas USA (swap with Seattle Sounders on Dec 11)
- LA Galaxy
- New York Red Bulls
- Houston Dynamo
- Portland Timbers
- Real Salt Lake
- Sporting KC
- Philadelphia Union (Maurice Edu)
- Seattle Sounders FC (Marco Pappa)