Eric Remedi of Banfield heads the ball against Guillermo Fernández of Godoy Cruz during a match between Banfield and Godoy Cruz as part of Argentina Superliga 2017/18 at Florencio Sola Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)
Photo: Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images
Photo: Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images

Atlanta United opens roster spot for Remedi

Atlanta United has opened a roster spot for Eric Remedi by loaning Jose Hernandez to Atlanta United 2 for the remainder of the season, according to the team’s roster on the league website.

MLS teams are allowed to loan one player to its affiliate for the purpose of roster relief. It can loan others, but doing so doesn’t create open roster spots on the senior team.

Remedi, acquired from Banfield in Argentina, arrived in the city on Friday and is expected to start training with the team on Monday.

Hernandez, a left fullback acquired in the offseason from Caracas in Venezuela, suffered an injury in the preseason. He has yet to make a league appearance with Atlanta United this season. He has made nine appearances with Atlanta United 2.

Here is the MLS rule regarding roster relief of a loan to a USL affiliate: All loans from MLS clubs to USL affiliates must be free (i.e., no loan fees paid by USL affiliate clubs). If that an MLS player is loaned to a USL affiliate, such a player may not be paid more than the player's MLS Salary Budget Charge without that compensation being captured on the MLS club's Salary Budget (including, but not limited to, performance bonus compensation).

An MLS club can receive roster relief and budget relief for a maximum of one player loaned to its USL affiliate; provided, however, that: The player is under the age of 25 (i.e., he does not turn 25 prior to the end of the calendar year); The player's Salary Budget Charge is less than or equal to the MLS Senior Minimum Salary (including any loan fees, transfer fees, agent fees, housing, car, etc.); and the loan of the player to the USL affiliate must last for the duration an entire USL season; provided, however, that such a player may be recalled to his parent MLS club only in the case of Extreme Hardship. 

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