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Did MLS reject a David Ousted to LA Galaxy deal?

Allegedly the former Whitecaps keeper wanted TAM money and the league refused

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at LA Galaxy Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


It appears the league may have refused to pull the trigger on a deal to bring David Ousted to LA. Per NBC Sports:

Pro Soccer Talk has learned through an MLS league source familiar with the situation that the LA Galaxy had a deal in place to acquire Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), however, the league rejected that offer.

The 32-year-old took to Twitter on Friday, stating that a total of three teams offered him a contract using TAM, however, none of them were able to be executed.

It was announced back on Nov. 7 that Ousted would not return to the Whitecaps for the 2018 season, after spending nearly four-and-a-half years with the Canadian side.

Ousted’s pay was scheduled to increase to $504,375 in 2018, putting the Danish net minder above the TAM threshold. Obviously the league wasn’t comfortable with the idea of a veteran commanding a half a million dollar salary and felt compelled to step in.

What do you think of the league’s ruling? Is this a case of classic MLS tomfoolery, or a smart business decision?