MLS International Roster Slots

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MLS International Roster Slots are an important piece of roster composition in Major League Soccer. MLS employs a variety of mechanisms to promote parity and domestic player development which include player entry drafts, expansion drafts, allocation drafts, weighted lotteries, and a limit on the number of international roster slots available for each club. The limit on the number of international roster slots makes each slot a valuable commodity for clubs to utilize through player signings or trades with other clubs.

The MLS roster rules for 2013 stated:

  • A total of 152 international slots were divided among the 19 clubs. Each club began with eight international slots, which were tradable. There was no limit on the number of international slots on each club’s roster.
  • The remaining roster slots must belong to domestic players. For clubs based in the United States, a domestic player is either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident (green card holder) or the holder of other special status (e.g., refugee or asylum status).
  • The three MLS clubs based in Canada – Montreal Impact, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC – began with eight international slots, but their domestic slots may be filled with either Canadian or U.S. domestic players.
  • MLS clubs based in Canada were required to have a minimum of three Canadian domestic players on their rosters.
  • Players with the legal right to work in Canada are considered Canadian domestic players (i.e., Canadian citizen, permanent resident, part of a protected class).

For the 2013 MLS season, the compliance date for international roster slots was March 1, 2013.

Source: MLSSoccer.com

Current International Roster Slots by team[edit]

Club slot listings last updated March 5, 2014. Player listings last updated September 24, 2013.

Team Total Slots Open In Use Players Using International Slots Foreign-Born+ Players with Domestic Status
Chicago Fire 7 4 3 Alex, Anangonó, Atouba, Palmer, G Hurtado G[1], NyarkoG[2], SegaresG[3], SoumaréUnited States[4], WatsonG[5]; FernándezG[6]L
Chivas USA 8 1 7 Bautista, Fragoso, Lochhead, Minda, Moore, Pelletieri, Torres; CorreaL IrahetaG[7], JazićG[8], RosalesG[6]
Colorado Rapids 8 2 6 Brown, Eloundou, Griffiths, Mari, Sánchez, Torres ChávezG[9], MwangaG[10], O'NeillUnited States[11]
Columbus Crew 7 2 5 Anor, Arrieta, Baiden, Francis, Gonzalez, Higuaín GeorgeG, OduroG[12], TchaniG[13]
D.C. United 6 4 2 Attakora, Espíndola, Francois, Porter NealG[14], SeatonUnited States[15]
FC Dallas 9 2 7 Castillo, Fernández, Hassli, Luccin, Michel, Pérez, Watson BenitezG[16], FerreiraG[16], IhemeluUnited States[17]
Houston Dynamo 5-7 (-1)-1 6 Barnes, Driver, García, Johnson, Lopez, Taylor CummingsG[18]
Los Angeles Galaxy 7 1 6 Cudicini, Juninho, Keane, Leonardo, Penedo, Sarvas OpareUnited States[19]
Montreal Impact 11 1 10 Camara, Di Vaio, Ferrari, Martins, Nesta, Pisanu, Bernardello, Romero, Rodriguez, Paponi LefèvreC[20], MallaceUnited States[21], NyassiG[22], UbiparipovićG[23]
New England Revolution 8 3 5 Bengtson, Gonçalves, Imbongo, Sène, Woodbine BunburyUnited States[24], DormanG[25], TojaG[26], FagundezG[27]
New York Red Bulls 8-10 (-1)-1 9 Armando, Bover, Cahill, Eckersley, Henry, Luyindula, Miller, Obekop, Sam, Sekagya, Wright-Phillips Bustamante, KimuraG[18], OlaveG[28], SteeleG[29]
Philadelphia Union 8 2 6 Fabinho, Daniel, Gilberto, Fernandes, Hernández, Torres; ValdésL HoppenotUnited States[30], LahoudUnited States[31], Le TouxG[32]
Portland Timbers 8 0 8 Alhassan, Kah, Urruti, Valencia, Valeri CharáG[33], DansoG[33], GleesonG[34], R. JohnsonUnited States[35], W. JohnsonUnited States[36], NagbeG[37], RickettsG[38], RincónG[39], WallaceG[40], ZakuaniG[1]
Real Salt Lake 6 1 5 García, Martinez, Plata, Salcedo ÁlvarezG[41], FernándezUnited States, MansallyG[42], MoralesG[43], SaboríoG[43], VelásquezUnited States[44]
San Jose Earthquakes 8 1 7 Bernárdez, Cato, Djaló, Francis, Görlitz, Pierazzi, Stewart HarrisG[45], StephensonG[46]
Seattle Sounders FC 7 3 4 Johansson, Martins, Rose, Traoré AlonsoUnited States[47], GonzálezG[48], JosephUnited States[49]; MonteroG[50]L
Sporting Kansas City 8 4 4 Bieler, Jérôme, Joseph, Rosell CollinG[51], DwyerG[52], FeilhaberUnited States[53], NagamuraG[54], Olum
Toronto FC 9 2 7 Caldwell, César, Defoe, Gilberto, Jackson, Orr, Rey AgbossoumondeUnited States, AparicioCanada
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 12 2 10 Fernández, Leverón, Laba, Mezquida, Mitchell, Morales, O'Brien, Ousted, Reo-Coker, Sampson, BallouchyG[9], KoffieC[55], MannehG[56], MattocksG[57], TornaghiG[58]

+ For chart purposes, U.S.-born players with Canadian clubs are not considered foreign-born.
Key

  • DL - Player is on the disabled list (DL) and does not count as an international while on the DL;
  • L - Player is away on loan and does not count as an international while out on loan;
  • United States - Player is U.S. citizen;
  • G - Player has U.S. green card;
  • C - Canadian-based player with Canadian permanent residence status.

Active International Roster Slot trades[edit]

Trade Date Slot Acquired By For Use Through Acquired From Slot Acquired In Exchange For
2004-11-24 Chivas USA Permanent Real Salt Lake For Jeff Stewart[59]
2005-06-29 Colorado Rapids Permanent Real Salt Lake For Adolfo Gregorio[60]
2010-11-24 Vancouver Whitecaps FC December 31, 2031 Colorado Rapids For Sanna Nyassi[61][62]
2012-01-20 Vancouver Whitecaps FC December 31, 2016 Colorado Rapids With a 2014 MLS SuperDraft Round 2 pick for allocation money[63] On December 3, 2012, the Rapids extended that traded slot for the 2015 and 2016 seasons in exchange for Atiba Harris.
2013-01-27 Montreal Impact December 31, 2014 Seattle Sounders FC For Lamar Neagle[64]
2013-06-17 Colorado Rapids December 31, 2014 Los Angeles Galaxy With a second-round 2014 MLS SuperDraft pick for Pablo Mastroeni and the MLS rights to Baggio Husidić[65]
2013-07-01 Toronto FC December 31, 2014 Chivas USA With a first-round 2015 MLS SuperDraft pick and the #16 position in the MLS Allocation Order in exchange for the #1 position in the MLS Allocation Order.[66]
2012-07-13 Montreal Impact December 31, 2014 Colorado Rapids For Tyson Wahl[67]
2013-12-10 Montreal Impact December 31, 2015 D.C. United For Davy Arnaud[68]
2014-01-16 FC Dallas December 31, 2014 Montreal Impact With the #10 selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money for the #5 selection in the 2014 SuperDraft[69]
2014-01-16 Montreal Impact End date unknown D.C. United For a second-round 2014 MLS SuperDraft pick[70]
2014-01-21 Vancouver Whitecaps FC December 31, 2014 Columbus Crew For a third-round 2014 MLS SuperDraft pick[71]
2014-01-21 Colorado Rapids December 31, 2014 Houston Dynamo For a 2014 season loan of Tony Cascio[72]
2014-03-05 Vancouver Whitecaps FC December 31, 2014 Chicago Fire For Matt Watson[73]

Uncertain Status: International Roster Slot trades[edit]

Club and media reports indicated that these roster slot trades were valid through the 2012 season. Their status for 2013 and beyond is unknown.

Trade Date Slot Acquired By For Use Through Acquired From Slot Acquired In Exchange For
2009-03-17 New York Red Bulls Unknown* Houston Dynamo For allocation money[74]
2005-01-14 New York Red Bulls Unknown* Houston Dynamo1 With allocation money for Ricardo Clark[75]
1 Franchise was based in San Jose at the time of the trade.

Future Use International Roster Slot trades[edit]

Trade Date Slot Acquired By Starting Use For Use Through Acquired From Slot Acquired In Exchange For
2012-12-03 Vancouver Whitecaps FC January 1, 2015 2016-12-31 Colorado Rapids For Atiba Harris[76]

Expired International Roster Slot trades[edit]

Trade Date Slot Acquired By Reverted Back On Acquired From Slot Acquired In Exchange For
2013-09-09 Portland Timbers January 1, 2014 Toronto FC With Maximiliano Urruti for Bright Dike, a first-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, and allocation money[77]
2013-06-14 FC Dallas January 1, 2014 Columbus Crew For a fourth-round 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft pick[78]
2012-12-12 Chivas USA January 1, 2014 Portland Timbers With the #3 position in the MLS Allocation Order in exchange for the #2 position in the MLS Allocation Order.[79]
2012-12-14 Chivas USA January 1, 2014 Los Angeles Galaxy With a first-round 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft pick and the #19 position in Stage Two of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft in exchange for the #2 position in Stage Two of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft.[80]
2013-01-04 New York Red Bulls January 1, 2014 Chicago Fire For Joel Lindpere[81]
2013-01-16 Colorado Rapids January 1, 2014 Chicago Fire With a first-round 2013 MLS SuperDraft pick and allocation money for Jeff Larentowicz and a second-round 2013 MLS SuperDraft pick[82]
2008-07-14 Toronto FC January 1, 2014 San Jose Earthquakes With allocation money for Darren Huckerby[83]
2012-02-06 Portland Timbers January 1, 2014 D.C. United For allocation money[84]
2012-07-20 Vancouver Whitecaps FC January 1, 2014 Toronto FC With a 2014 MLS SuperDraft Round 1 pick for Eric Hassli[85]
2012-04-20 Montreal Impact January 1, 2014 Portland Timbers For Mike Fucito[86]
2012-07-06 Montreal Impact January 1, 2014 Chivas USA For Bobby Burling[87]
2012-07-30 New York Red Bulls January 1, 2014 San Jose Earthquakes With a 2013 MLS SuperDraft conditional pick for Mehdi Ballouchy[88]
2012-08-16 D.C. United January 1, 2013 Philadelphia Union With Lionard Pajoy for Danny Cruz; slot reversion date unreported but confirmed[89]
2012-07-05 Colorado Rapids January 1, 2013 Portland Timbers With allocation money for Kosuke Kimura[90]
2012-02-01 Philadelphia Union January 1, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy For Kyle Nakazawa and a 2013 MLS SuperDraft pick[91]
2011-07-14 Toronto FC January 1, 2013 San Jose Earthquakes With allocation money and Ryan Johnson for Alan Gordon, Nana Attakora and Jacob Peterson[92]
2011-02-17 Los Angeles Galaxy January 1, 2013 D.C. United For allocation money[93]
2011-12-02 San Jose Earthquakes January 1, 2013 Sporting Kansas City For Bobby Convey[94]
2010-11-22 Portland Timbers January 1, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy For allocation money[95]
2012-02-06 Montreal Impact January 1, 2013 Portland Timbers For a 2015 Supplemental Draft pick[96]
2010-09-14 New York Red Bulls December 16, 2012 Colorado Rapids With Mehdi Ballouchy for Macoumba Kandji[97][98]
2011-08-02 FC Dallas January 1, 2012 Toronto FC With Maicon Santos for Eric Avila[99]
2011-07-21 Portland Timbers January 1, 2012 Houston Dynamo With Lovel Palmer and Mike Chabala for Adam Moffat and allocation money[100]
2011-07-16 New York Red Bulls January 1, 2012 D.C. United For Austin da Luz[101]
2011-01-13 Portland Timbers January 1, 2012 Seattle Sounders FC With a first-round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick for allocation money and a second-round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick[102]
2010-11-24 Vancouver Whitecaps FC January 1, 2012 Chivas USA With allocation money for Alan Gordon and Alejandro Moreno[103]
2010-02-03 Kansas City Wizards January 1, 2012 D.C. United For Adam Cristman[104]
2010-02-23 Kansas City Wizards January 1, 2011 Real Salt Lake With a second-round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick and possible financial considerations for Luis Gil[105]
2009-08-14 San Jose Earthquakes January 1, 2011 Houston Dynamo For Ryan Cochrane[106]
2009-06-30 New England Revolution January 1, 2011 Kansas City Wizards For a third-round 2010 MLS SuperDraft pick[107]
2009-01-29 Toronto FC January 1, 2011 Houston Dynamo With the #10 allocation pick for the #3 allocation pick; Houston used the #3 pick to select Felix Garcia[108]
2009-02-09 D.C. United January 1, 2011 Colorado Rapids With Christian Gómez, Mike Graczyk, and salary cap considerations for Iván Guerrero, a second-round 2010 MLS SuperDraft pick, and a Designated Player slot[109]
2008-07-18 FC Dallas January 1, 2009 Kansas City Wizards For a fourth-round 2009 MLS SuperDraft pick[110]
2008-07-18 FC Dallas January 1, 2009 Columbus Crew For a first-round 2009 MLS Supplemental Draft pick[111]
2008-06-04 Toronto FC January 1, 2011 New England Revolution For Pat Phelan[112]
2007-09-14 Real Salt Lake January 1, 2010 Kansas City Wizards With Yura Movsisyan for a third-round 2009 MLS SuperDraft pick, a first-round 2009 MLS Supplemental Draft pick, and allocation money[113]
2006-02-14 FC Dallas January 1, 2007 Colorado Rapids For a third-round 2007 MLS SuperDraft pick and a third-round 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft pick[114]
2006-01-23 Real Salt Lake January 1, 2007 Kansas City Wizards With Chris Klein for allocation money[115]
2005-04-26 FC Dallas January 1, 2006 Columbus Crew With a second-round 2006 MLS SuperDraft pick for Cornell Glen[116]
2005-01-14 New York Red Bulls January 1, 2007 Real Salt Lake For a second-round 2006 MLS SuperDraft pick[117]
2008-09-12 D.C. United January 1, 2010 Colorado Rapids For a fourth-round 2009 MLS SuperDraft pick[118]
2009-03-02 New York Red Bulls January 1, 2010 San Jose Earthquakes With allocation money for Chris Leitch[119]

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