David Villa signed with NYCFC, but he is on NYRB discovery list. Does that mean that NYCFC has to compensate the Red Bulls, and if so, what do we have to give them?
Maybe it's my youthful ignorance but how or why would DP's be under Discovery Signings. Couldn't an American club just claim Discovery on anyone just so someone else can't sign them...Like RBNY claiming Discovery rights (is that even the proper wording) on Lampard, Villa and other rumored players, just to keep City from taking them?Here's a copy and paste from MLS website:
(E) DISCOVERY SIGNINGS
Clubs may make discovery claims on players not yet under MLS contract who are not subject to the allocation ranking or lottery mechanisms.
Each club has the opportunity to make six discovery signings per season (expansion teams may make 10 discovery signings in their inaugural season). A club may have up to 10 discovery claims on unsigned players at any time and may remove or add players at any time. The last day for discovery player signings is September 15, 2012 – coinciding with the roster freeze date and trade deadline.
The six discovery signings can be used to fill senior roster spots only. If multiple clubs claim the same player using a discovery, the club that filed the claim first will have first rights to the player. Discovery claims expire following each season. If the League and player are unable to reach an agreement during the season, the club that first filed the discovery retains the right of first refusal in the event the player is later signed by the League.
NOTE: To protect interests of MLS clubs in scouting and negotiations with prospective players, the League office will not publicize the names of players on club discovery lists, nor specify if a discovery claim has been filed on a particular player.
Maybe it's my youthful ignorance but how or why would DP's be under Discovery Signings. Couldn't an American club just claim Discovery on anyone just so someone else can't sign them...Like RBNY claiming Discovery rights (is that even the proper wording) on Lampard, Villa and other rumored players, just to keep City from taking them?
So the answer is, there is no answer!It's an ambiguous rule for sure and the only thing I can think of is that RB either thought that NYCFC wouldn't call their bluff and make him an offer, or they genuinely had a change of heart for whatever reason, and decided not to sign him.
Seeing as how RB have not even used their 3rd DP slot in a major market, I am not surprised by anything they do now.