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Sporting KC Acquires $50K in GAM from D.C. United

October 9, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Sporting Kansas City News Release


Sporting Kansas City announced today that the club has acquired $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) for the 2021 season from D.C. United in exchange for a 2020 international roster spot.

General Allocation Money can be used in the following circumstances:

To buy down a player's Salary Budget Charge.

To sign players new to MLS (that is, a player who did not play in MLS during the previous season).

To re-sign an existing MLS player.

To off-set acquisition costs (loan and transfer fees).

In connection with the extension of a player's contract for the second year provided the player was new to MLS in the immediately prior year.

To reduce the Salary Budget Charge of a Designated Player to a limit of $150,000.

To reduce the Salary Budget Charge of a player whose Salary Budget Charge exceeds the Maximum Salary Budget Charge to a limit of $150,000.

Riding a two-game winning streak and occupying third place in the Western Conference, Sporting Kansas City (8-5-2, 26 points) will return to Children's Mercy Park on Sunday to host expansion side Nashville SC (4-5-6, 18 points). Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. CT with tickets available at SeatGeek.com and live coverage on FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports GO, ESPN 94.5 FM and La Grande 1340 AM.

Transaction: Sporting Kansas City (MLS) acquires $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) for the 2021 season from D.C. United (MLS) in exchange for a 2020 international roster spot.


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