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MLS adds designated player slot

Updated: April 1, 2010, 6:52 PM ET
By Scott French

Major League Soccer on Thursday announced it will allow clubs a second "designated player" slot, and it will have an impact for the Galaxy and Chivas USA.

The Galaxy has employed two "designated players," one over the maximum, since the roster rule enabling clubs to sign top-tier players at a salary higher than what would fit under the salary cap was introduced in 2007.

David Beckham, who makes $6.5 million annually for playing in MLS, had taken the Galaxy's lone DP slot. The rule ...

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