Major League Soccer Allocation Process

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    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 2011 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.

    UPDATED 2012 MLS ALLOCATION RANKINGS
    (as of Tues., Aug. 7, 2012)

    1) New England Revolution (28 pts in 2011)
    2) Toronto FC (33 pts in 2011)
    3) Chivas USA (36 pts in 2011)
    4) San Jose Earthquakes (38 pts in 2011)
    5) D.C. United (39 pts in 2011)
    6) Portland Timbers (42 pts in 2011)
    7) Chicago Fire (43 pts in 2011)
    8) Columbus Crew (47 pts in 2011)
    9) FC Dallas (52 pts in 2011)
    10) New York Red Bulls (2011 Conference semifinalist / 46 pts)
    11) Vancouver Whitecaps (28 pts in 2011 / Dropped from No. 1 to No. 12 after trade with PHI on June 26, 2012)
    12) Seattle Sounders (2011 Conference semifinalist / 63 pts)
    13) Sporting Kansas City (2011 Conference finalist / 51 pts)
    14) Real Salt Lake (2011 Conference finalist / 53 pts)
    15) Houston Dynamo (2011 MLS Cup finalist / 49 pts)
    16) LA Galaxy (2011 MLS Cup finalist / 67 pts)
    17) Montreal Impact (2012 Expansion Team / Signed Eddie Johnson from No. 1 spot on Feb. 17, 2012)
    18) Colorado Rapids (2011 Conference semifinalist / Signed Kamani Hill from No. 11 spot on March 28, 2012)
    19) Philadelphia Union (Moved from No. 12 to No. 1 via trade with VAN / Signed Bakary Soumare June 26, 2012)

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    US goalkeeper Robles signs MLS deal, awaits destination
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    MLS teams in need of a quick fix at goalkeeper may have a solution within reach.

    American netminder Luis Robles, who spent five seasons in the German second division, has signed an MLS contract and will be available to teams through the allocation process. If he goes unselected in the allocation process, he'll go on waivers.

    Since Robles was once on D.C. United's "College Protected List," his return to MLS requires him to go through the allocation rankings, where the New England Revolution hold the first choice.

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    RBNY Notebook: Robles joins amid concerns about Meara

    UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J. – The move by the New York Red Bulls to acquire goalkeeper Luis Robles in the allocation process earlier this week left many fans confused and some believed that the club would dispose of one of the three net minders already on the roster to make way for Robles.

    It turns out that is not the case, at least for now.

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    Ex-All-Star Toja signs MLS deal, to be assigned via allocation
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    One of the most famous mullets in MLS history is making a grand return.

    MLS on Thursday night confirmed that ex-MLS All-Star Juan Toja has signed a league contract and will return to the league via the allocation process. His new team will be revealed next week

    Updated Allocation Order (as of Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012)

    1) New England Revolution (28 pts in 2011)
    2) Toronto FC (33 pts in 2011)
    3) Chivas USA (36 pts in 2011)
    4) San Jose Earthquakes (38 pts in 2011)
    5) D.C. United (39 pts in 2011)
    6) Portland Timbers (42 pts in 2011)
    7) Chicago Fire (43 pts in 2011)
    8) Columbus Crew (47 pts in 2011)
    9) FC Dallas (52 pts in 2011)
    10) Vancouver Whitecaps (28 pts in 2011 / Dropped from No. 1 to No. 12 after trade with PHI on June 26, 2012)
    11) Seattle Sounders (2011 Conference semifinalist / 63 pts)
    12) Sporting Kansas City (2011 Conference finalist / 51 pts)
    13) Real Salt Lake (2011 Conference finalist / 53 pts)
    14) Houston Dynamo (2011 MLS Cup finalist / 49 pts)
    15) LA Galaxy (2011 MLS Cup finalist / 67 pts)
    16) Montreal Impact (2012 Expansion Team / Signed Eddie Johnson from No. 1 spot on Feb. 17, 2012)
    17) Colorado Rapids (2011 Conference semifinalist / Signed Kamani Hill from No. 11 spot on March 28, 2012)
    18) Philadelphia Union (Moved from No. 12 to No. 1 via trade with VAN / Signed Bakary Soumare June 26, 2012)
    19) New York Red Bulls (Signed Luis Robles from No. 10 spot on August 8, 2012)


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    First in line, Revolution are fielding inquiries for Toja
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    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England general manager Michael Burns said he has fielded several calls from other teams interested in acquiring attacking midfielder Juan Toja, who signed a deal with the league on Thursday.

    Toja, 27, will learn his new MLS club on Monday after he goes through the MLS allocation process. New England currently hold the top spot in the allocation order and will not pass on the opportunity to select Toja, but Burns said the Revolution will listen to offers for the spot before deciding whether to keep the two-time MLS All-Star or trade him to another club.

    “We're extremely serious about acquiring him,” Burns told MLSsoccer.com on Friday morning. “We have until Monday to make a decision. Between the announcement last night and today, we've already received some interest, as we thought we would. We'll listen to offers and then we'll make a decision on Monday whether we want to accept any of those offers or select the player. That's really what it comes down to.”


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    Revolution acquire former All-Star Juan Toja via allocation
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    he New England Revolution already impressive attacking midfield corps just got a little more impressive.

    On Monday afternoon, the Revs announced they have acquired former MLS All-Star Juan Toja through the MLS Allocation Process. He officially signed with the league last week.

    “We’re pleased to add a player of Juan’s skill and experience through the Allocation Process, and we’re looking forward to getting Juan in with the team as soon as possible,” GM Michael Burns said in a statement. “He’s not only played in MLS and is familiar with the league, but he’s also been very successful in MLS.”

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    Hahnemann returns to MLS, club to be determined
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    Hahnemann first landed at Fulham, then also played at Rochdale and Reading on loan before joining Reading permanently in 2002. He famously helped the Royals gain promotion to the Premier League for the 2006-07 season alongside fellow US international Bobby Convey. He later joined Wolverhampton Wanderers and then most recently Everton, where he played understudy to Tim Howard but never made a first-team appearance.

    He has been without a club since May when he was released by Everton.

    Hahnemann has nine caps for the US national team and was part of the 2006 and 2010 World Cup squads.

    Toronto FC currently sit atop the allocation order and will have the first option to acquire the 40-year-old. The full allocation rankings are as follows:

    Updated Allocation Order (as of Friday, Sept. 14, 2012)

    1) Toronto FC (33 pts in 2011)
    2) Chivas USA (36 pts in 2011)
    3) San Jose Earthquakes (38 pts in 2011)
    4) D.C. United (39 pts in 2011)
    5) Portland Timbers (42 pts in 2011)
    6) Chicago Fire (43 pts in 2011)
    7) Columbus Crew (47 pts in 2011)
    8) FC Dallas (52 pts in 2011)
    9) Vancouver Whitecaps (28 pts in 2011 / Dropped from No. 1 to No. 12 after trade with PHI on June 26, 2012)
    10) Seattle Sounders (2011 Conference semifinalist / 63 pts)
    11) Sporting Kansas City (2011 Conference finalist / 51 pts)
    12) Real Salt Lake (2011 Conference finalist / 53 pts)
    13) Houston Dynamo (2011 MLS Cup finalist / 49 pts)
    14) LA Galaxy (2011 MLS Cup finalist / 67 pts)
    15) Montreal Impact (2012 Expansion Team / Signed Eddie Johnson from No. 1 spot on Feb. 17, 2012)
    16) Colorado Rapids (2011 Conference semifinalist / Signed Kamani Hill from No. 11 spot on March 28, 2012)
    17) Philadelphia Union (Moved from No. 12 to No. 1 via trade with VAN / Signed Bakary Soumare June 26, 2012)
    18) New York Red Bulls (Signed Luis Robles from No. 10 spot on August 8, 2012)
    19) New England Revolution (Signed Juan Toja from No. 1 spot on August 28, 2012

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    MLS Allocation Process
    MLS will maintain a single fixed and public list of players, known as the Allocation Ranking List, that are subject to the Allocation Process.

    MLS clubs will have the right to acquire players on the Allocation Ranking List based on the Allocation Ranking Order.

    The Allocation Ranking Order is determined by the reverse order of finish in the previous season, taking playoff performance into account.

    Once a club acquires a player via the Allocation Ranking Order, that club drops to the bottom of the order. A club's Allocation Ranking Order position is tradable.


    2016 Allocation Ranking List

    The Allocation Ranking List is comprised of players in the following categories:
    • Select U.S. Men’s National Team players.
    • Select elite U.S. Youth National Team players.
    • Players transferred outside of MLS garnering a transfer fee of at least $500,000 (USD).
    Allocation Ranking Order
    1. Chicago Fire
    2. New York City FC
    3. Real Salt Lake
    4. Houston Dynamo
    5. Orlando City SC
    6. San Jose Earthquakes
    7. Toronto FC
    8. New England Revolution
    9. Sporting Kansas City
    10. LA Galaxy
    11. D.C. United
    12. Montreal Impact
    13. Seattle Sounders
    14. Vancouver Whitecaps
    15. FC Dallas
    16. New York Red Bulls
    17. Columbus Crew SC
    18. Portland Timbers
    19. Colorado Rapids
    20. Philadelphia Union
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