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Trade: FC Dallas deals top Allocation Order spot to Orlando City SC

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FCD moves down to number six in the allocation rankings.

MLS: MLS Super Draft Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas has traded its No. 1 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking to Orlando City SC for $400,000 of Targeted Allocation Money and the Lions No. 6 position in the allocation process.

Orlando used the top spot to sign midfielder Oriol Rosell.

FC Dallas obtained the No. 1 position from Los Angeles Football Club in a trade for center back Walker Zimmerman on December 10, 2017.

Looking back on this deal, FC Dallas has picked up $900k in allocation money for Walker Zimmerman. Given how players like Darlington Nagbe and Justin Meram have recently been traded away for over $1 million in allocation money, I would suspect FCD technical director Fernando Clavijo feels pretty good about the return he is getting on this deal.

Now what he uses all this allocation money remains to be seen but at least we know the club has a good amount piled away to either pay down some heftier contracts (like a Mauro Diaz or Roland Lamah) or to help bring in new talent.