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LA Galaxy receive $500,000 from D.C. United for Paul Arriola rights

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Righteous bucks, but what will LA do with the money?

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The Galaxy have cashed in on a player who actually hasn’t been a member of the club for years: This morning LA announced they have traded the rights of Paul Arriola to D.C. United for an impressive sum of cash.

The LA Galaxy have received $500,000 in Allocation Money from D.C. United in exchange for the rights to midfielder Paul Arriola, the club announced today. As part of the deal, the Galaxy will receive $300,000 in General Allocation Monday and $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money from United.

That’s a neat trick, but how did the front office pull it off?

In 2013, Paul Arriola was a LA Galaxy academy player who declined a contract offer from Jovan Kirovski to sign with Club Tijuana. Arriola may not have spent enough time at the academy to qualify as a Homegrown Player, but Kirovski’s attempt to sign the midfielder did grant LA right of first refusal for his services.

Not everyone agrees with the move.

That’s ok, Herc doesn’t like a lot of things.

There’s also the question of what the Galaxy plan to do with their newly acquired cash. For now we’ll just have to wait and see.