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MLS Announces New Roster Rules


The weighted lottery system is no more, while the list of players subject to the allocation process was revealed following the announcement of the 2015 MLS Roster Rules and Regulations on Friday.

The changes come in the wake of the new collective bargaining agreement, which was agreed to in principle hours before the start of the regular season.

Among the other changes:

– The maximum number of discovery player claims a club can make has been cut from 12 to seven.

– The maximum cap hit on a Designated Player over the age of 23 has been increased to $436,250, unless the player joins his club after the opening of the Secondary Transfer Window, in which case his budget charge will be $218,125.

– The primary transfer window expires on May 12, while the secondary window will run from Jul. 8 through Aug. 6

Last year, the Revolution signed striker Tony Taylor through the weighted lottery, while the club acquired Benny Feilhaber and Juan Toja through the allocation process. The Revolution are currently 14th in the allocation order.

A full list of the roster rules and regulations can be found here.

Allocation Ranking List

As of May 1, 2015

Player Date of Birth Current Club Classification
Bedoya, Alejandro 4/25/1987 Nantes (FRA) Senior USMNT
Guzan, Brad 9/9/1984 Aston Villa (ENG) Senior USMNT
Howard, Tim 3/6/1979 Everton (ENG) Senior USMNT
Johannsson, Aron 11/10/1990 AZ Alkmaar (NED) Senior USMNT
Johnson, Fabian 12/11/1987 Hoffenheim (GER) Senior USMNT
Anangono, Juan 4/13/1989 Club Universidad de Guadalajara (MEX) Transfer
Brown, Deshorn 12/22/1990 Valerenga (NOR) Transfer
Cameron, Geoff 7/11/1985 Stoke City (ENG) Transfer
Gonzalez, Giancarlo 2/8/1988 Palermo (ITA) Transfer
Henry, Doneil 4/20/1993 Apollon Limassol (CYP) Transfer
Montero, Fredy 7/26/1987 Sporting Lisbon (POR) Transfer
Najar, Andy 3/16/1993 Anderlecht (BEL) Transfer
Ream, Tim 10/5/1987 Bolton (ENG) Transfer
Rochat, Alain 2/1/1983 Young Boys (SWI) Transfer
Rosell, Oriol 7/7/1992 Sporting Lisbon (POR) Transfer
Sanchez, Richard 4/5/1994 Tigres UANL (MEX) Transfer
Sanvezzo, Camilo 7/21/1988 Queretaro (MEX) Transfer
Valencia, Jose Adolfo 12/18/1991 Rosario Central (ARG) Transfer
Yedlin, DeAndre 7/9/1993 Tottenham (ENG) Transfer
Flores, Junior 3/26/1996 B. Dortmund (GER) Youth USMNT
Green, Julian 6/6/1995 Hamburg (GER) Youth USMNT
Moore, Shaquell 11/2/1996 Unattached Youth USMNT
Pelosi, Marc 6/17/1994 Liverpool (ENG) Youth USMNT
Rubin, Rubio 3/1/1996 Utrecht (NED) Youth USMNT


Allocation Ranking Order

As of May 1, 2015


Rank Club
1 San Jose Earthquakes
2 LA Galaxy
3 Chicago Fire
4 Houston Dynamo
5 Philadelphia Union
6 Portland Timbers
7 Sporting Kansas City
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
9 Columbus Crew SC
10 FC Dallas
11 Real Salt Lake
12 Montreal Impact
13 Seattle Sounders FC
14 New England Revolution
15 Colorado Rapids
17 Toronto FC
18 New York Red Bulls
19 Orlando City SC
20 D.C. United

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