MLS’ Targeted Allocation Money fund is a flawed approach to growth

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After weeks of speculation, Major League Soccer revealed on Wednesday a new funding mechanism intended to encourage clubs to invest in players that cost more than the league's maximum salary budget charge of $436,250.

In essence, the league is enticing its teams to utilize both of their Designated Player slots in exchange for $100,000 of 'Targeted Allocation Money,' over each of the next 5 years, for use in paying an additional player more than the max salary.

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