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2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft

6 December 2010 1,029 views No Comment

Major league Soccer will hold their first MLS Re-Entry Draft this Wednesday at 11pm.  The Re-Entry Draft was a demand from the MLS Player’s Union during the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations earlier this year.  The idea of the draft was to give players more flexibility in their future of their football career. Goal.com has a good guide to all the details, rules and complexities surrounding the process.

From mlssoccer.com

Each club may either select a player from the eligible player list, or pass. Once a team has passed, they may no longer participate in that stage of the Re-Entry Process. Each stage will continue until all18 clubs have passed on the available players.
Clubs must exercise the option for, or extend a Bona Fide Offer to, players selected in Stage 1. Players that were out of contract may either accept or reject the Bona Fide Offer. Should a player reject the offer, the drafting club will hold the right of first refusal for that player in MLS. Players with option years left on their contract will automatically be added to the drafting club’s roster.

Read the full article here

There are some big names on the list including Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Jeff Cunningham, Juan Pablo Angel and Jimmy Conrad. It will remain to be seen if any teams wants to cough up the cash to grab one of these well known and high earning players. Toronto FC’s GM has shown interest in the draft telling mlssoccer.com “It will likely be those mid-level guys that are willing to come down [in salary] that will be most valuable to teams,” he said. The stars might generate interest, he added, but only in specific situations where the fit is perfect.”

Wednesday could a be flurry of activity or just another off-season day with a only a few moves.  We could see a new Timber on Wednesday, but as of now the club has not released any comments concerning the draft.  There are a small slew of cheap mid-level players like Cory Gibbs, Luke Sessano, Tyrone Marshall, Joseph Ngwenya, Chris Seitz or even local kid Ryan Cochrane. Is there any player on the list below you want? Leave us a comment.


1. D.C. United
2. Chivas USA
3. Philadelphia Union
4. New England Revolution
5. Houston Dynamo
6. Toronto FC
7. Chicago Fire
8. Sporting Kansas City
9. Seattle Sounders
10. Columbus Crew
11. New York Red Bulls
12. Real Salt Lake
13. San Jose Earthquakes
14. LA Galaxy
15. FC Dallas
16. Colorado Rapids
17. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
18. Portland Timbers


Chivas USA: Marcelo Saragosa (option declined), Alex Zotinca (option declined)

Colorado Rapids: Claudio Lopez (option declined), Ciaran O’Brien (option declined), Peter Vagenas (option declined)

Columbus Crew: Frankie Hejduk (option declined), Duncan Oughton (option declined), Gino Padula (option declined), Guillermo Barros Schelotto (option declined)

FC Dallas: Jeff Cunningham (option declined), Dario Sala (option declined)

D.C. United: Jaime Moreno (option declined)

Houston Dynamo: Ryan Cochrane (option declined), Richard Mulrooney (option declined), Joseph Ngwenya (option declined), Pat Onstad (option declined), Adrian Serioux (option declined)

Los Angeles Galaxy: Jovan Kirovski (option declined), Dema Kovalenko (option declined)

New England Revolution: Preston Burpo (option declined), Nico Colaluca (option declined), Cory Gibbs (option declined), Khano Smith (option declined)

New York Red Bulls: Juan Pablo Angel (option declined), Luke Sassano (option declined), Carey Talley (option declined)

Philadelphia Union: Fred Carreiro (out of contract), Chris Seitz (option declined)

San Jose Earthquakes: Khari Stephenson (option declined)

Seattle Sounders: Tyrone Marshall (option declined)

Re-Entry Draft Links

Re-Entry Draft Player Eligibility Rules
Toronto won’t hesitate to grab in Re-Entry Draft

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