Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Allocation List

The MLS transfer window is about to open up and that means rumors of players coming to MLS or coming back to MLS. Today, Steven Goff had rumors of 3 former MLS players returning to MLS. Danny Szetela, DaMarcus Beasley, and Stern John are all being rumored to returning to MLS. With these 3 potentially returning, the MLS allocation list could see a shake up. Four teams have already used their allocation this season, Seattle used theirs on Kasey Keller, Toronto traded their spot to Houston so the Dynamo could get Felix Garcia, San Jose got Bobby Convey, and LA grabbed Gregg Berhalter. With these moves, the Wizards are likely in 4th on the list, and the full allocation list probably looks something like this now. So the Wizards potentially have the chance to grab one of these players if Dallas, DC, or Colorado pass on 1 of these players (if they sign with MLS).

Honestly if this all holds true, I'm not overly interested in any of the 3, except maybe Szetela. The Wizards have already done plenty of work on the offense lately and neither Beasley or John would help enough to make them worth an allocation. I'd rather see the Wizards use their allocation on a defensive player.


Anonymous said...

What happens when Philly joins? They get top spot right? And then Vancouver and Portland would get top spots on top of that when they join the next year, right?

Anonymous said...

Or does the whole thing get reset every year? (Sorry for putting it into two comments)

Mike said...

The order resets at the end of every season based on your finish the previous season. Except the expansion teams will be at the top.