LA Galaxy president Chris Klein has been suspended until the end of the 2023 primary transfer window, MLS announced Friday. Here’s what you should know:
- MLS announced the sanctions imposed on the LA Galaxy for violating pay budget and roster guidelines during the 2019 season.
- Sanctions include a fine of $1 million and a loss of $1 million in future General Allocation (GAM).
- Former L.A. Galaxy general manager Dennis Te Klose will have to submit an application to the MLS Commissioners’ Office if he wants future employment with any club in the league.
During the 2019 season, LA Galaxy signed an undisclosed deal. These included winger Christian Pavon’s salary budget and payments that were not taken into account in the roster category calculations. This led to Pavon’s misclassification as a 2019 Target His Allocation Money (TAM) player.
The Galaxy went 16-15-3 in 2019 and lost in the quarterfinals of the MLS playoffs.
During Klein’s suspension, manager Greg Vanny will be promoted to sporting director and will report to AEG president and CEO Dan Beckerman.
How do these sanctions compare to Inter Miami CF?
Inevitably, these sanctions will be compared to those imposed on Inter Miami CF during the Florida club’s Blaise Matuidi scandal. Galaxy’s offense is a fine of $1 million instead of $2 million and his GAM available in the future compared to his $2.27 million GAM for which Miami was confiscated has been reduced. Te Klose will have to apply to Don Garber’s office if he wants another job instead of Paul McDonough’s two-year suspension for his involvement in the Matuidi acquisition (which was cut short earlier this season). must.
Klein is likely to lose his day job, but with the suspension only until the end of the primary transfer window already underway, the Galaxy won’t see much of an impact. — router
Impact of Sanctions on Los Angeles
The real impact on Los Angeles, and where these punitive measures deviate from Miami’s rule-bending precedent, is because Galaxy is banned from registering players who require receipt of an International Transfer Certificate (ITC). , their embargo. Acquire players from outside the United States and Canada during the 2023 secondary transfer window. This makes it impossible to sign non-MLS players over the summer, adding to the importance of this ongoing winter transfer window.
In recent years, the Galaxy has made some significant mid-season enhancement acquisitions. This summer may have been their best yet with the signing of FC Barcelona starlet Riqui Puig and Uruguay international defender Martín Cáceres. Without the ability to reorganize the roster with summer deals from overseas, the ability to correct course mid-season will require more intense preparation to acquire players already in the MLS ecosystem. router
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