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Argentine star Veron is on MLS's radar
by Ridge Mahoney, July 26th, 2007 7AM
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Argentine international Juan Sebastian Veron, whose name had been linked to D.C. United a few weeks ago, surfaced this week as a possible acquisition by Chivas USA. The U.S. transfer window closes Aug. 15 yet since Veron is out of contract, he can be signed at any time prior to the MLS roster freeze date (Sept. 15). Nor is he affected by the European transfer window that closes Aug. 31.

Veron, 32, is also looking at clubs in Europe; he has played for Lazio, Inter Milan, Parma, Sampdoria, Chelsea, and Manchester United as well as Boca Juniors and Estudiantes in his native country.

Chivas USA traded away its Designated Player slot for Amado Guevara, who refused a subsequent trade to Toronto and left MLS. The league has not ruled on whether it will compensate Chivas USA for Guevara, who is on loan to Montagua in his native Honduras. The team has also traded away its allocations.

D.C. has its DP slot and about $200,000 in allocation money from three split allocations. A DP signed in midseason will count $200,000 against the salary cap but as originally formulated a team using a DP slot cannot use allocation money on the same player.

Brazilian attacker Denilson and Costa Rican striker Paulo Wanchope are in discussions with MLS, with Dallas and Chicago, respectively, in the hunt. Dallas has yet to use its DP slot, Chicago used its slot on Cuauhtemoc Blanco. If RSL's pursuit of Jay-Jay Okocha and an unidentified player fall through, it could join the chase.

On the current list of allocations, Columbus is first, followed by Kansas City and then *D.C., United, New York, Toronto, *D.C. United, *Dallas, *New England, Chicago, New England, Dallas, *D.C. United, *Dallas, *Los Angeles, Los Angeles.

Split allocations are marked with an asterisk.

Like D.C., Dallas has two split allocations to spend as well as the allocation it received in a trade with Kansas City for Preki's retirement. Chicago has yet to use the allocation money it is due for the sale of Damani Ralph in 2005, which is worth approximately $250,000.

Teams are allowed to use allocation money to sign new players or re-sign players already on the roster.



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