MLS Homegrown Players

Players who join Major League Soccer through a club’s youth academy for at least one year, and have met the necessary training and retention requirements, can sign a professional contact as a Homegrown Player. This mechanism allows the team to retain its player without subjecting him to the MLS SuperDraft.

There is no limit to the number of Homegrown Players a club can sign each year. Players signed as Homegrowns are not counted against the team’s salary budget, but those who occupy a spot on a club’s Senior Roster (spots 1-20) do count against the club’s salary budget.

Homegrown Players as of June 2018
PLAYER
TEAM
Real Salt Lake
FC Dallas
New York Red Bulls
Seattle Sounders FC
San Jose Earthquakes
Toronto FC
LA Galaxy
New England Revolution
LA Galaxy
Real Salt Lake
Montreal Impact
Montreal Impact
Atlanta United
Los Angeles Football Club
Seattle Sounders FC
Sporting Kansas City
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (loaned to Club Atletico Zacatepec)
Seattle Sounders FC
New England Revolution
Colorado Rapids
FC Dallas
FC Dallas
Atlanta United
Toronto FC
Montreal Impact
Chicago Fire
Columbus Crew SC
Toronto FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
New York Red Bulls
Toronto FC
Houston Dynamo
Toronto FC
D.C. United
Chicago Fire
New York Red Bulls
New England Revolution
Portland Timbers
FC Dallas
Philadelphia Union
Colorado Rapids
Toronto FC
San Jose Earthquakes
FC Dallas
Atlanta United
Toronto FC
D.C. United
Minnesota United FC
New England Revolution
Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake
New York City FC
Montreal Impact
LA Galaxy
Philadelphia Union
Columbus Crew SC
Seattle Sounders FC (loaned to Los Angeles Football Club)
Atlanta United
Sporting Kansas City
New York Red Bulls
Portland Timbers
LA Galaxy
Real Salt Lake
Sporting Kansas City
Chicago Fire
San Jose Earthquakes
Orlando City SC
Sporting Kansas City
New York Red Bulls
San Jose Earthquakes
Minnesota United FC
Colorado Rapids
Philadelphia Union
Montreal Impact
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Chicago Fire
New York Red Bulls
Toronto FC
Seattle Sounders FC
New York Red Bulls
Philadelphia Union
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Atlanta United
Montreal Impact
Colorado Rapids
New York Red Bulls
FC Dallas
Philadelphia Union
FC Dallas
New York Red Bulls
FC Dallas
FC Dallas
D.C. United
Houston Dynamo
Sporting Kansas City
New York City FC
New York City FC
Colorado Rapids
FC Dallas
Seattle Sounders FC
Toronto FC
Orlando City SC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
San Jose Earthquakes
Columbus Crew SC
Philadelphia Union
FC Dallas
Orlando City SC
Colorado Rapids
Portland Timbers
Seattle Sounders FC
Sporting Kansas City
 
* Signed after MLS Roster Compliance (March 1, 2018)
^ Senior Roster player (spots 1-20; count against club’s 2018 Salary Budget of $4,035,000)
# Were Homegrowns developed by another club, then signed/traded to another team
 
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