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Revs Move Up in Allocation Rankings Following Swap w/ SJ

It appears the Revolution front office is gearing up to make splash during the transfer window.

With the league’s summer transfer window opening on Jul. 10, the Revolution improved their positioning in the allocation rankings on Monday after acquiring the second overall spot from the San Jose Earthquakes for the fifth spot and $175,000 worth of General Allocation Money (GAM).

Additionally, New England will also receive either $175,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) or $100,000 in GAM and $75,000 in TAM from San Jose in January 2018.

The Allocation Process is the mechanism used to determine which MLS Club has first priority to acquire a player listed on the Allocation Ranking List. The list consists of (i) select U.S. Men’s National Team players, (ii) elite youth U.S. National Team players, or (iii) former MLS players returning to MLS after joining a non-MLS club for a transfer fee greater than $500,000.

Generally, the Allocation Ranking List is updated once a year on the day after the conclusion of the MLS regular season. The Allocation Ranking List is only edited during the year if a player is transferred out of the league or if a top youth national team player is added to the list.

The Allocation Ranking Order is set by taking the reverse order of the club’s standings at the end of each MLS Season, taking playoff performance into account, with the new expansion clubs at the top of the order.

Once the club uses its allocation ranking to acquire a player, it drops to the bottom of the list. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is the other club’s ranking. At all times, each club is assigned one ranking. The rankings reset at the end of each MLS League season.

The summer window will run from Jul. 10 through Aug. 9.

The last time the Revolution made a major summertime signing, they acquired U.S. international Jermaine Jones in Aug. 2014 for a club record $4.7 million over 18 months.

The complete list of players available via allocation is as follows:

Player Current club Classification
Anangono, Juan LDU Quito (ECU) Transfer
Cameron, Geoff Stoke City (ENG) Transfer
Castillo, Fabian Trabzonspor (TUR) Transfer
Flores, Junior Borussia Dortmund (GER) Youth USMNT
Gonzalez, Giancarlo Palermo (ITA) Transfer
Gonzalez, Omar Pachuca (MEX) Transfer
Green, Julian VfB Stuttgart (GER) Youth USMNT
Henry, Doneil West Ham Utd (ENG) Transfer
Johannsson, Aron Werder Bremen (GER) Core Senior USMNT
Johnson, Fabian Borussia Monchengladbach (GER) Core Senior USMNT
Martins, Obafemi Shanghai Greenland Shenhua (CHN) Transfer
Miazga, Matt Chelsea (ENG) Transfer
Najar, Andy Anderlecht (BEL) Transfer
Nemeth, Krisztian Al-Gharafa (QAR) Transfer
Poku, Kwadwo Miami FC (NASL) Transfer
Pulisic, Christian Borussia Dortmund (GER) Youth USMNT
Ream, Tim Fulham (ENG) Transfer
Rivero, Octavio Colo Colo (CHI) Transfer
Rochat, Alain BSC Young Boys (SWI) Transfer
Rosell, Oriol Sporting Clube (POR) Transfer
Rubin, Rubio FC Utrecht (NED) Youth USMNT
Sanchez, Richard UANL Tigres (MEX) Transfer
Sanvezzo, Camilo Queretaro (MEX) Transfer
Valencia, Jose Adolfo Santa Fe (COL) Transfer
Villafana, Jorge Santos Laguna (MEX) Transfer
Yedlin, DeAndre Newcastle (ENG) Transfer

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