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D.C. United make first offseason trade, getting allocation money from Orlando City SC

D.C. United starts the offseason by trading an international roster spot for allocation money.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The first trade window of the new season has opened, and D.C. United jumped right into it, according to people in Orlando. For the 2014 season, the team had 6 open international roster spots, having traded two to the Montreal Impact. United got one of those spots back at the end of this season, but they won't have it around for next season. The team has turned around and traded it to Orlando City SC for two years in exchange for allocation money. As of this moment, the team has 6 open international roster spots and only two international players (Samuel Inkoom and Kyle Porter).

For D.C. United, this is an attempt to rebuild the amount of allocation money it had to start this year, trading away an international slot that they would never use. Last offseason, they got money from trading this spot, from trading with Philadelphia Union in the SuperDraft, from the Concacaf Champions League, and from the "You Suck" allocation. This season they will get a CCL knockout stage allocation, a CCL group stage allocation, plus anything else that they build up through trades.