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Nicolas Lodeiro receives his green card

The Uruguayan no longer takes up an international roster spot.

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It took a little over a year and a half but Nicolas Lodeiro now has a green card. The Uruguayan will no longer count as an international for roster spot purposes. This likely means the rumors of Lodeiro returning to Boca Juniors will fade away with Lodeiro establishing permanent residency now.

Last year Seattle had eight players on an international designation and with Lodeiro’s green card they have now opened two spots from last year with Joevin Jones being the other. Magnus Wolff Eikrem’s signing does take one of those, meaning Seattle has seven used spots at the moment. Hopefully the Sounders are able to use this spur a few more through the process.

Roman Torres, Nouhou, Jordy Delem, Victor Rodriguez, Gustav Svensson and Kelvin Leerdam are the others occupying international roster spots.

While teams can usually acquire international roster spots when they need one, the current going rate is about $100,000 in allocation money. That’s what the Montreal Impact just paid to acquire one.

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