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Fanpost: How Houston Dynamo could land DaMarcus Beasley by Major League Soccer allocation rules

Seth Trout breaks down the MLS allocation rules and uses previous examples to flow chart the process by which designated player allocation should operate within the league.

Could the Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley rules play into how the Houston Dynamo could land DaMarcus Beasley?
Could the Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley rules play into how the Houston Dynamo could land DaMarcus Beasley?
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With the Houston Dynamo trying to work out a deal with Major League Soccer to land DaMarcus Beasley I've seen people wondering how the MLS allocation process works for Designated Player's, and specifically US Men's National Team players. Thanks to a fanpost from Seth Trout, we know.

Click here for the fanpost: How do teams sign players from outside the league?

Pay special attention to his flow chart as it really helps to understand the chaotic and often times horribly confusing Major League Soccer process of teams acquiring players from outside the league.

Or you could do like reader Chris Figat:

A 20-sided die roll to determine which allocation process a player goes through? Sounds about right to me.