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
L.A. to Keep Donovan After Rule Reversal
SI.com, November 19th, 2007 4PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

It looks like the L.A. Galaxy will be able to keep Landon Donovan after all: the MLS Board of Governors on Friday voted to allow Donovan, Kansas City's Eddie Johnson, and FC Dallas' Carlos Ruiz to remain with their respective clubs without having to use a designated player slot, as had been previously decided. These players, who make more than the $400,000 that today requires the use of a designated player slot, were "grandfathered" last season because their high salaries preceded the DP rule. At the end of the 2007 season, MLS said their teams would have to use a DP slot to keep them. That decision was overturned on Friday, according to SI.com. Going forward, they will not be considered "designated players."

This means that L.A. no longer has to trade for a DP slot to keep Donovan- neither will Dallas to keep Carlos Ruiz. Both teams used their DP slots last season on David Beckham and Denilson, respectively. Donovan's guaranteed salary is $900,000 in 2007; Johnson's is $875,000; and Ruiz's is $435,000.

"I think it's the right thing to do," Donovan told SI.com's Grant Wahl. "Neither Dallas, Kansas City nor the Galaxy should be punished for getting players early [before the DP rule was passed] and then suddenly having the rule put them at a disadvantage. Other teams might have different opinions, though."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Clasico to Break Records     
AS reports that Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu in Madrid will ...
Dunga Names Neymar Brazil Captain    
Brazilian national team coach Dunga on Friday revealed that Neymar will retain the captain's armband when ...
Reports: Lampard Could Extend City Stay     
According to reports in England, Frank Lampard could be able to stay on loan at Manchester ...
Pogba Signs Three-Year Extension with Juve    
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba on Friday signed a new deal that will keep him at the ...
Rio Ferdinand to Retire This Season    
Former England captain and Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has said he plans to retire ...
Garcia: Roma Must Respond Following Bayern "Accident"     
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia on Friday admitted that his team has a long way to ...
Mourinho: Costa Could Play Against Man United    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa could play at Manchester United on ...
Enrique: Suarez to Make Barca Clasico Debut     
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Friday confirmed that Luis Suarez will play in Saturday's Clasico vs. ...
Sporting Demands UCL Replay     
Sporting Lisbon has lodged a formal complaint with UEFA demanding a replay of its UEFA Champions ...
FIFA Rankings: USA Falls to 23rd    
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA fell six places to 23rd in FIFA's international rankings following a pair of ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives