UFA (Urals for Foreign Trade) is one of three constituent parts of the wider Autonomous Soviet Socialist republic of Bashkortostan. It is situated in the northern part of Bashkortostan. UFA was established as an autonomous economic unit within the Soviet Union in 1920, following the split up of its industrial zone. Since then it has been trying to improve its global trade position, both economically and politically. Its success in this task was due to a mixture of factors such as exploiting its favourable geographic positioning and liberalizing its highly restrictive customs and trade regulations.
Teams have the right to register unlimited players. Players on the roster may sign free agents (ufa) immediately after joining a team. A player’s contract starts when they join a team. The players’ contract remains with the team until the player retires from the game or until they sign a contract with another club. They do not have to sign a long term contract with the new club but may sign one during the week prior to a match.
Only players on the active roster can sign free agents. If a player on the SCC (bench or practice) or bench cannot sign a free agent contract with another team during the week because he is under contract with the SCC or the reserve team then the player may sign a contract with another ufa on that list during the week of that SCC vs. the opposing UFA’s team. If two players are listed on the same SCC, then the player cannot sign a free agent contract with the other team until the player has signed a contract with the SCC.
Teams must register every player with the UFA before the start of each soccer league season. All international players are required to fill out and turn in a visa application for registration on the teams designated as the clubs to which they will be playing. These forms are available for download online and each applicant should print and follow the directions completely before returning them to the Program Office for processing. Upon receipt of the application, the Program office will notify the teams involved, and the players will be notified weeks in advance of their start date. Teams will only play each other team once during a soccer season. Each team will have a rotational schedule for up to four weeks in every league.
Free agents are not allowed to sign autographs on the same day that they sign their contract with an MLS club. The player may however sign a contract after accepting the offer from the MLS club for one month. Once the player’s contract has expired, he may sign a one month contract with any MLS club for the remaining balance of the year and may play for any team for the remainder of that season and beyond if the contract has not been played out. Free agents are not allowed to participate in any playoff matches. Click here for more details about ufa
Players who become free agents when the end of a particular season approaches may sign contracts with any MLS club in order to continue to play for the MLS. In some cases, depending on the circumstances, players may sign contracts with foreign clubs on the day that the player is released from his contract with his former MLS club. However, such players may be subject to transfer fees to the new club. The same rules apply to trades as well. Trades involving players who become free agents may only be made if the release of such players from their existing MLS contract does not occur prior to the trade.