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LAFC pick up international roster slot from Toronto FC

Ship General Allocation Money away in return.

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Los Angeles Football Club made a trade on Friday with unmistakable considerations for a future move, announcing they have traded $50,000 in General Allocation Money to Toronto FC in exchange for an international roster slot.

The releases from the respective teams did not specify if the slot is for the rest of the 2018 season, but that seems to be the likely timeframe since teams don’t typically trade international slots long-term anymore.

On its own, the slot itself doesn’t do much for LAFC, but chances are this is a move intended for a future international signing, and with the transfer window closing on Aug. 8, that move is likely to be made in the next five days. LAFC were previously linked to Brazilian defender Danilo Silva, so we’ll see if he’s the addition or if another international player is added to LAFC’s roster for the final months of their inaugural season.

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