Much has been said about Luis Gil joining MLS and the “fact” that he would have to go through an allocation process, that is like a lottery in which depending on the results from the previous season, whichever team did the worst would have the best possibilities in acquiring the player in question. Under those guidelines the New York Red Bulls would be the favorite to win his service;, followed by San Jose, Kansas City and so on.
In order for MLS to sign Gil, MLS had to agree to his terms which are entering the league through either the Seattle Sounders or Real Salt Lake. What does this mean for the other MLS teams? We do not know just yet. Anyways, I do not think that it is fair to blame the league here for anything, all in all they have landed a promising youngster to the league who was being scouted by top European teams, to a Generation Adidas contract. I also would not blame the New York Red Bulls for feeling cheated, but I guess that is what happens when there are so many rules that just don’t make sense in any other football league in the world. Lets hope these CBA meetings turn to something positive.
(UPDATE- A lottery will go on, if either RSL or Seattle win the lottery they take the player, if any other MLS team wins the lottery they will choose the strongest bid that is laid on the table by RSL or Seattle. Anyways, the player will land on RSL or Seattle, it is the agreement that Gil made with the league).