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.
TRADE: #NYCFC ↔️ @LAGalaxy— New York City FC (@NYCFC) April 3, 2019
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.