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MLS already planning for Christian Pulisic's arrival

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Don’t let dreams be dreams

USA U17 v England U17: Nike International Friendlies Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images

We all have dreams. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a magician.

Major League Soccer has the right to dream too. That’s why they’ve gone ahead and added Christian Pulisic to their Allocation List.

For those unaware, the Allocation List is the list of teams who have the first right of refusal for the following types of players.

  • Select U.S. Men’s National Team players.
  • Select elite U.S. Youth National Team players.
  • Players transferred outside of MLS garnering a transfer fee of at least $500,000 (USD).

That means that if Christian Pulisic ever comes to MLS, he’ll be subject to the Allocation List much like USMNT midfielder Alejandro Bedoya was earlier this season when the Philadelphia Union traded up with the Chicago Fire to acquire his rights.

Pulisic doesn’t appear to be leaving Borussia Dortmund anytime soon. The club reportedly rejected transfer offers for him this summer and could already be thinking of giving him a new deal according to other reports. But, you just never know.

I can already see you snickering while thinking of snarky comment about the possibility of Pulisic coming to MLS. Soccer is a crazy sport and anything can happen. No ones what the young American’s career path has in store for him.

Maybe one day he does decide to return to the U.S. and play in MLS. We can only hope that the league’s crazy acquisition system is revamped by then so he doesn’t end up with Boise, Idaho’s Expansion team in 2030.