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Marco Farfan named to the MLS’ Homegrown Roster (MLS All-Star Game 2017)

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Farfan and the rest of the Homegrown players will be facing off against Chivas' U-20's..

The Portland Timbers announced today that defender Marco Farfan has been named to the 18-man roster for the MLS' 2017 Homegrown game as part of the MLS All-Star week festivities. The Homegrown players will take on Chivas' U-20 side.

2013 MLS Season Preview: Homegrown Talent

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DeAndre Yedlin could be a solid HGP for the Sounders' future. (Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports)

Each year Major League Soccer is growing not just on and off the field but in how they grow their own talent. Academies are getting to the point where they are producing quality talent each season soon enough MLS teams will be able to take full advantage of a younger player in their every day lineup.

Potential HomeGrown Player Signings

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There are a ton of questions about the HomeGrown Player (HGP) Rule. Most can be answered at the MLSSoccer.com Rules and Regulations page, but there are a few specifics that deserve additional attention.

Clubs may sign up to two Homegrown Players contracts above the minimum salary and similar to Generation adidas player contract amounts.

The great allocation money chase

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Allocation money jokes rarely get old in Philadelphia.

Among the things Philadelphia Union have traded for allocation money, according to Union fans, are hotel rooms at Harrah's, human souls, and perhaps even the MLS Cup. There's this gem: "The Union is proud to report that the Harrisburg City Islanders have been traded to Sporting KC for allocation money.

Akron Wins College Cup, and What It Means for MLS

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The media attention around the 2010 College Cup was focused squarely on the University of Akron. The Zips one of the most successful men's college soccer program the past two seasons, losing only twice and making coach Caleb Porter a sought-after commodity on the MLS market (in DC at least).

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Homegrown Player Zachary Herivaux finally getting his shot with Revs

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution don't sign Homegrown Players very often, so when the team made Zachary Herivaux its third such player in team history back in May 2015, it wasn't a stretch to think the Revs had big plans for the now-22-year-old central midfielder.

After all, the first two products of the Revolution Academy system were Diego Fagundez and Scott Caldwell, who are in their eighth and sixth seasons with club, respectively, and have combined to start 277 games and have each won the Revs' team MVP award.

News roundup: Herbers interview, Martino on U.S. Soccer run, USWNT drama

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Plus Union Academy action, MLS signing & trades, #SaveTheCrew prediction, more.

Selling Homegrown Players just got a lot more lucrative

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MLS teams can now keep 100 percent of the transfer fee from academy products.

The MLS transfer game is getting a bit more lucrative. Although there's been no formal league announcement, news of Montreal Impact Homegrown Player Ballou Tabla being sold to FC Barcelona's B team for a "seven-figure" sum was accompanied by a nugget of information that could dramatically alter the incentive for MLS teams to sell players.

Union sign Auston Trusty to Homegrown contract

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Union sign 17-year-old defender from Media, Pa. to a homegrown deal.