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LA Galaxy Trade With Portland Timbers

The Portland Timbers received allocation money as an MLS expansion team, and they have traded some of that money to the LA Galaxy for one of their international player roster spots. In MLS, teams are allowed four internationals 25 years or older, and three internationals younger than 25. Expansion teams are allowed two extra internationals for their first two years.

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This means that Portland will be allowed ten international players over the usual seven. The Galaxy will now hold seven international spots, the sold spot reverting back to the Galaxy in 2013. The Galaxy sold Alan Gordon to Chivas USA for allocation money earlier this year, but have yet to spend it. It’ll be interesting to see where this stocked up allocation money gets spent.