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Revs Get Allocation Money from DC for Rights to U.S. U-23 GK Horton

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The Revolution made a minor move on Thursday to put more money in the piggy bank by acquiring an undisclosed amount of allocation funds in exchange for the MLS rights to former Leeds United keeper Charlie Horton as part of a sign-and-trade deal.

Horton’s discovery rights were held by the Revolution, who recently left Leeds United to return to the U.S. for a “private family matter.” The 22-year-old keeper, who hails from London but moved to the U.S. when he was 9, recently suited up for the U.S. U-23s in their 2-1 loss to Brazil in November.

Thursday’s trade marks the second time in less than a year that the Revolution have exchanged discovery rights for allocation money. Last May, the club sent the rights to midfielder Sebastian Lletget to LA Galaxy for allocation funds.

Lletget went on to score seven goals and collect two assists in 20 matches for the Galaxy in 2015.

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