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NYCFC acquire $175,000 in Allocation Money from LA Galaxy

The deal is in exchange for one of City’s three open international slots

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at New York City FC Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New York City FC have announced that they have received $175,000 in allocation money from the LA Galaxy in exchange for a 2019 international roster spot.

Of the $175,000 received, $100,000 of it will be General Allocation Money (GAM), with the remaining $75,000 being Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), giving NYCFC a significant amount of spending money for the summer transfer window should they need it.

This move was likely an easy decision, seeing as a majority of their offseason moves were bringing American-born players from overseas, with Alexandru Mitrita and Héber being the only real international signings this year. And if you have an excess of something that is coveted — like international roster slots — flipping it for cash ain’t a bad strategy.

Even upon this deal’s completion, NYCFC still have two international slots to work with this season.