Questions About Omar SalgadoFebruary 3, 2011 at 5:11 am | Posted in Major League Soccer, Vancouver Whitecaps In MLS | 5 Comments
As I attempt to learn the rules of Major League Soccer I am hoping someone can answer some questions I have. For instance: the Vancouver Whitecaps have drafted Omar Salgado in one of the many MLS drafts. Word has it that Arsenal of the English Premier League is interested in him.
In the MLS, players sign with the league as I understand it, not with the teams (although I believe designated players are signed by the teams, if I am correct).
My questions: if Arsenal buys Omar Salgado, who gets the money? Do the Whitecaps get to transfer him and keep the proceeds, or does the MLS get to decide whether to transfer him and take the proceeds of his sale? If MLS gets the proceeds, do the Whitecaps get financially compensated in any way? Can the Whitecaps refuse to transfer him if they so choose?
Don Garber, please respond.