Was there precedent with Chivas/Chivas USA? TBH,I am not familiar with MLS that far back.Does anyone know how these "signings" would work? Will there be a contract? If he loaned out, will it be for a committed period of time, or will MCFC be able to simply pull him back if there is a need and he has a good spell for you guys? It seems strange to "sign" a player away from the same legal entity, I'm not sure how this would work.
yeah, but you can't enforce a contract with yourself. That's the issue. If there is a written agreement between MCFC and NYCFC, and for whatever reason MCFC wanted the player back before the end of the contract, could Claudio Reyna or Jason Kreis really say "no, we have a contract"?
Thats a really stupid rule. Parity is good and all but when you are trying to build a league and grow it the idea should be to get the best possible players in the league for as little cost as possible. This rule totally undermines that idea. I cant believe MLS would be stupud enough to have made this rule. having Julio Ceasar here for $150K is great for the league. MLS has a cap and everyone understands that the cap is important now but finding ways to get top players here despite the cap should be the focus not the opposite as this rule seems to do.Just another thing to point out. MLS made a special rule recently which states that if a club (in this example NYCFC) has any shared ownership with a foreign club (ManC), any player loaned from the foreign club will be counted at his full salary. So Man C can't loan a player to MLS/NYCFC with a huge salary, have Manchester pick up most of the salary and only hit NYCFC with 150k against the salary cap. This was done to eliminate any unfair advantage.
Just an example of when this has happened, Julio Cesar of TFC is loaned to TFC at something like ~150k salary this season. So he is not counting as a DP spot or for his full salary which is WAY higher. The club which owns his rights is paying his remaining salary.
I think it's designed to stop people from buying a second team which is not restricted by wage caps and then loaning enough players to a team to allow an MLS side to play with 20, or even a good 6-8, DPs. If any team could muster that then they'd be in a position to control the league, permanently.