Allocation Money figures publicly revealed for first time at 2017 MLS SuperDraft

The 2017 SuperDraft saw Major League Soccer take another step in its aim to provide greater transparency around transactions.

Friday marked the first time in league history that exact amounts of General and Targeted Allocation Money were disclosed in trade deals. Six such trades were made during the draft in Los Angeles, adding up to $725,000 in Allocation Money changing hands.

This seminal moment for MLS aligns with a league-wide effort to become more transparent around trades, signings and other player acquisition mechanisms. Over the last few months, clubs have regularly begun to disclose players’ contract lengths and contract options.

For more information about General and Targeted Allocation Money and how it’s used, visit Major League Soccer’s Roster Rules and Regulations.

The following trades took place during Friday’s draft and involved the transfer of Allocation Money from one club to another.

Trade No. 1
NYC NYC receive: No. 3 overall pick in 2017 SuperDraft (Jonathan Lewis)
CHI CHI receive: $250,000 in General Allocation Money
Trade No. 2
POR POR receive: No. 4 overall pick in 2017 SuperDraft (Jeremy Ebobisse)
HOU HOU receive: $100,000 in General Allocation Money, international roster slot, No. 10 overall pick in 2017 SuperDraft (Joe Holland)
Trade No. 3
NYC NYC receive: No. 16 overall pick in 2017 SuperDraft (Kwame Awuah)
SEA SEA receive: $75,000 in General Allocation Money
Trade No. 4
PHI PHI receive: No. 25 overall pick in 2017 SuperDraft (Marcus Epps)
MIN MIN receive: $50,000 in 2018 General Allocation Money, No. 42 overall pick in 2017 SuperDraft
Trade No. 5
CHI CHI receive: No. 26 overall pick in 2017 SuperDraft (Stefan Cleveland), No. 27 overall pick in 2017 SuperDraft (Guillermo Delgado)
TOR TOR receive: $75,000 in Targeted Allocation Money
Trade No. 6
HOU HOU receive: A.J. DeLaGarza
LA LA receive: $125,000 in General Allocation Money, $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money
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