The Houston Dynamo's acquisition of U.S. Under-20 national team striker Felix Garcia came as a surprise to some who weren't expecting a team like the Dynamo to just be able to land a prospect like Garcia, but details about the transaction should provide some clarity.
Garcia was not acquired via the discovery process as we first reported, but rather through the regular MLS Allocation process. According to a source with knowledge of the deal, the Houston Dynamo completed a trade with Toronto FC to swap places in the MLS allocation order. Houston sent Toronto an international player slot for two years in exchange for moving up from No. 10 to the No. 3 spot in the league's allocation order. The Dynamo then acquired Garcia, who had signed with MLS as a Generation adidas player.
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