Two Colorado Players Have Been Re-signed With MLS Retention Funds

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

You know those 'Retention funds' that had people talking earlier this year? Well, Steve Davis of ProSoccerTalk revealed today that two Rapids players have already been signed using them.

MLS 'Retention Funds' were implemented last season, but we hadn't really heard of them until this year, when it was revealed that Sporting Kansas City used them to re-sign Graham Zusi. Turns out that despite the fact that we weren't aware of them en masse as fans, teams were very aware of them, and they've been in use by several teams, including the Rapids.

Steve Davis from ProSoccerTalk put out a post today discussing the already widespread use of the funds, and included a list of the 14 players in question. Two of them are Rapids who were re-signed last season by the team, Drew Moor and Marvell Wynne.

He also included a pretty good explanation of what retention funds are meant to do:

The mechanism was designed to allow clubs to re-sign key players to new deals without pricing them into Designated Player territory. It was an effort to avoid damaging attrition, losing players we might classify as "above-average," or a few we would call "great" or perhaps "potentially great," to European clubs that might not look glamorous but could offer substantially greater compensation.

Teams supposedly have somewhere around $225,000 to use, and both Moor and Wynne have rather hearty contracts. That combined with the fact that most Colorado players are still young and won't be up for new contracts soon, and we probably won't be hearing about retention funds again for a while out here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Burgundy Wave

You must be a member of Burgundy Wave to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burgundy Wave. You should read them.

Join Burgundy Wave

You must be a member of Burgundy Wave to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burgundy Wave. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker