Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Argentine star Veron is on MLS's radar
by Ridge Mahoney, July 26th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

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.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: NBA player Luol Deng    
"We played with balls made of socks, or put a towel over a balloon and wrapped ...
What They're Saying: MLS fan Jon Fish    
"It's just a little nudge from the fans to the league and the players' union, 'Hey ...
Video Pick: How Messi and Neymar warm up     
Lionel Messi and Neymar entertain even before the game. Here's a 30-second glimpse of them warming ...
MLS and players union reach agreement    
According to multiple reports, an agreement was reached between MLS and the MLS Players Union early ...
Three takeaways from USA-Norway    
Carli Lloyd once again flashed her goalscoring prowess to rally the USA from a 1-0 deficit ...
Road to Vancouver: Sweden stuns Germany at Algarve Cup    
The USA survived a scare from Norway, but Germany and Japan weren't so lucky, falling on ...
MLS and union headed deep into overtime    
Talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players Union continued Wednesday as they attempted to ...
Frank Klopas on Montreal miracle: 'God never sleeps'    
The Montreal Impact made history when it became the first Canadian team (and just third MLS ...
U.S. U-17s sitting pretty, so far     
The USA opened its qualifying campaign for the 2015 U-17 World Cup with a 5-0 win ...
Video Pick: The world's best free-kick taker?     
No one has scored more free-kick goals in European club play in the last two years ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives