Major League Soccer provides each club money to sign players who are worth more than the maximum salary cap hit of $504,275 but less than $1.5 million. Minnesota United used this targeted allocation money before its inaugural MLS season last year to sign Rasmus Schuller, Francisco Calvo and now ex-Loon Vadim Demidov. This year it also used TAM on Maximiano and Christian Ramirez.
MLS made changes to TAM availability before the season by allowing teams to use the $1.2 million allotment for 2018 as well as pull immediately from that same 2019 allotment. Teams also have the ability to use up to $2.8 million of team-funded discretionary TAM for each year.