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LA Galaxy trade top allocation spot to Portland Timbers

LA receives GAM/TAM in return

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles Galaxy Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been crickets for LA so far this summer transfer window. Sigi Schmid’s squad are in need of defensive reinforcements, but publicly and privately its been acknowledged the Galaxy lack the funds to go after someone without moving a piece.

That reality may have just changed. MLSsoccer.com writer Sam Stejskal recently confirmed the LA Galaxy have traded their No. 1 spot in the allocation order to the Portland Timbers, who plan on signing Santos Laguna left back and ex-Timber Jorge Villafaña.

Though more details of the trade have yet to emerge, the most likely scenario involves LA receiving a combination of Target Allocation Money and General Allocation Money in exchange for the allocation spot, funds the club can use to attract defensive help.

But the organization must move quickly: The transfer window deadline expires at 9:59 Pacific Standard Time.

It’s official: LA acquired 100K in TAM and 75K in GAM for the allocation spot. Unfortunately the Galaxy were unable to complete a deal in time.