2024 MLS In-season Transfer News/Rumors

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by PhillyMLS, Feb 23, 2024.

  1. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    #1 PhillyMLS, Feb 23, 2024
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    Well, that has happened:



    And FCC have what is likely their Barreal replacement already in:



    Also, there are the TFC and Rapids moves today but people have covered that in a different thread already.

    Edit: I'm also amazed at the change in salaries U-22 players have undertaken in just a few years. Almada, Magno, and Velasco all were 1+ million and someone like Carranza was 800k+. I know that Messi makes players join for less but even outside of Miami you have NYCFC with a highly rated European 18 year old on under 650k and a player who is on Uruguay's senior team playing for that amount on LAFC.
     
  2. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure what you mean by U-22 salaries. Compensation for U-22 players can’t be greater than the maximum salary budget charge (which is below $700k).

    I have noticed MLS clubs paying bigger transfer fees to acquire these players (Columbus’ off-season U-22 signing was the 4th highest fee the team has ever dished out for a player). Of course, the U-22 rule doesn’t place a cap on what you spend on a transfer fee. But it does on salary.
     
  3. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Salaries for players under the age of 22. Not specifically U-22 salaries, my bad. There seems to be more players willing to play for a salary that meets the U-22 threshold than there were just a few years ago. Redondo, Diego Gomez, and all the Colombians that were in the pre-Olympic qualifying were on salaries that meet that U-22 threshold. When Miami came into the league Carranza and Pelligrini came for salaries over that threshold and had to be TAM or YDP players. Players like Hector Villialba (830k), Andre Horta (1.2M), and Jesus Medina (870k) for example. Just seems that the salary needed to attract those players has dropped over the past couple years.
     
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  4. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I'm wondering if part of that is which league they're coming from. Carranza was playing with Wolverhampton while Redondo is coming from Argentinos Juniors.
     
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  5. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
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    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're thinking of Leo Campana.

    Carranza was at Banfield prior to transferring to Inter Miami.

    Carranza was a Young DP, not a U22 player.
     
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  6. STR1

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    Atlanta United
    United States
    May 29, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid


    Any idea who those 12 owners are? If it's the same owners that want to continue with slow but steady pace then nothing will come out of it.
     
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  7. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To be clear this is one of the regularly scheduled meetings during the year (according to reports). This isn't some sort of special or emergency meeting being called. They'll also meet at/around the ASG, sometime in the fall, and at/around MLS Cup.
     
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  8. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
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    United States
     
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  9. Egbert Sousé

    Egbert Sousé Member

    NYCFC
    May 25, 2013
    nyc
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    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  10. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
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    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  11. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA


    MLS/Liga MX starting their own little transfer market.
     
  12. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Huh:



    And Charlotte's first big incoming move of the year seems to be close:



    His whole saga started with the Israel/Hamas situation. I believe that the Celtic supporters have verbally and visually been pro-Palestine during matches and there have been some rumors of pressure from home about his playing for Celtic because of that. Basically, he is a young guy that has been thrown into a situation where politics and sports are probably pulling him in different directions.
     
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  13. STR1

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    Atlanta United
    United States
    May 29, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    The one that needs to start their own little transfer market is MLS itself. IMO, they are losing millions of dls due to not having an internal market that deals with real cash. They claim to be all about making money but are leaving plenty on the table. For example Yedlin just yesterday. How much is someone like Yedlin worth in MLS in real cash? Or Vazquez? Would any other MLS team have been willing to pay more than what Monterrey paid for him? I know they were supposedly discussing on how to work an internal market in MLS and clear up all the legal issues that come with single entity. Just never heard anything come out of it.
     
  14. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
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    Colorado Rapids
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    United States
     
  15. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Not transfers, but Mukhtar, Bouanga, and Luna have all signed new deals with their respective clubs. Luna's is as a U-22 initiative signing which has RSL moving Andres Gomez up to be a Young DP (apparently Matty Cash is also being classified as a DP for the time being but can be bought down if they sign a player that needs a DP slot).
     
  16. MuchoTakeItEasy

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    United States
    May 16, 2015
    Land of the Free
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Matt Crooks?
     
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  17. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Lulz. Yeah. No clue why Matty Cash came out. I don't even think I know who he plays for (think Villa, but might be West Ham).
     
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  18. PhillyMLS

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    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    This fell apart and San Jose sounded like they had found their 10 in Jean-Paul Boetius (formerly of Hertha Berlin, Mainz, Feyenoord, and others). He had been available on a free as he was recovering from testicular cancer which was in remission. Apparently though he found out just this past week that it has returned, so that deal is off because he will be heading back into treatment.

    Also, the Portland deal for Bertrame is dead because the player wants to stay in Mexico. He is supposed to be in the process of being naturalized and if he moves now that would end his chances of joining the Mexican National Team. Bogert sounds like he thinks there was work done by Monterrey and the FMF to keep him there instead of Portland. That means that Portland is now finalizing a deal for Rodriguez from Club America.
     
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  19. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    #19 PhillyMLS, Mar 11, 2024
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    That would certainly be something. Don't see it happening but that would certainly put pressure on NYCFC to make some sort of big name signing.

    Edit: Also, a MLS Next Pro signing that people will realize. LAFC2 has signed David Ochoa. Remember when he was the next big GK from MLS?
     
  20. MLSfan66

    MLSfan66 Member

    NYCFC
    United States
    Feb 3, 2023
    Don't worry, New York City FC won't be signing any big names until the new stadium opens.
     
  21. NFLPatriot

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    Foxboro, MA
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  22. STR1

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    Atlanta United
    United States
    May 29, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Oddly enough I was suggesting MLS needed to get rid of this rule because it was handicapping teams by forcing them to have a U23 DP (or max TAM or simply no 3rd DP) attached to all 3 U22-I players. Finally! Now if they can get rid of the U23 DP rule too but keep the same cap hit benefits of it and just assign 3 DPs without any age restrictions would be another improvement.


     
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  23. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So the Rapids acquired Priso in the trade that sent Kaye to Toronto. Originally they paid $1M in GAM and a international slot for a season to get Kaye and a 1st round pick from LAFC.

    By trading Kaye and what they did with that pick they've turned the $1M in GAM + slot into $1.3M in GAM, Canadian international Moise Bombito, a first and a third pick next year, an international slot, plus all the games Markanich, Priso, and Kaye played for the club.
     
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  24. HailtotheKing

    HailtotheKing Member+

    San Antonio FC
    United States
    Dec 1, 2008
    TEXAS
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wish version Herschel Walker trade ...
     
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  25. NFLPatriot

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    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
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    New England Revolution
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