By IVES GALARCEP
FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, Colorado Rapids defender Marvell Wynne and Chivas USA forward Juan Pablo Angel were among the players left available for the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft.
Teams have until 5pm on Thursday to re-sign these players. The Stage One Draft for the players left in the Re-Entry process will take place on Friday. The Stage Two Draft will take place on December 14th.
Chicago left back Gonzalo Segares, San Jose centerback Ike Opara and Portland left back Rodney Wallace are three other players who were somewhat surprising inclusions in the re-entry process.
Clubs must exercise the option for, or extend a Bona Fide Offer to, all 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.
The first Re-Entry Draft is generally the quieter one, with teams reluctant to pick up players at the options they are available at, but once players pass through that phase, and then move onto the second re-entry draft, things get much more interesting and more players will be selected.
Here is the complete list of players left available for the MLS Re-Entry Process:
2012 MLS RE-ENTRY PROCESS LIST
Jay Nolly, Gonzalo Segares, Corben Bone
Juan Pablo Angel, Peter Vagenas, Danny Califf
Chris Birchall, Will Hesmer, Julius James, Tony Tchani
Tyrone Marshall, Scott Palguta, Conor Casey, Hunter Freeman, Jamie Smith, Marvell Wynne, Ian Joyce, Joseph Nane, Tyson Wahl
Michael Chabala, Maicon Dos Santos, Stephen King
Bruno Guarda, Kevin Hartman, Julian De Guzman, Scott Sealy
Olukorede Aiyegbusi, Luke Sassano
Chad Barrett, Andrew Boyens, Bryan Jordan, Kyle Nakazawa, Brian Perk
Justin Mapp, Josh Gardner, Shavar Thomas
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
Tim Murray, Blair Gaven
NEW YORK RED BULLS
Bill Gaudette, Stephen Keel
Lovel Palmer, Steve Purdy, Rodney Wallace
REAL SALT LAKE
Paulo Jr., Kyle Reynish
Andrew Weber, O’Brian White, Mike Seamon
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
Tim Ward, Ramiro Corrales, Joseph Gjertsen, Ike Opara, Khari Stephenson
Eric Avila, Adrian Cann, Jeremy Hall, Ty Harden, Andrew Wiedeman
What do you think of this list? Who are you surprised to see on the list? Who do you hope your team picks up?
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