Ferreira, De Rosario still available in stage two of MLS Re-Entry Draft

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By DAN KARELL

Following the excitement of the first stage of the 2013 Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft, even more action is expected as we get set for the second stage.

A total of 48 players are available for the second stage of the Re-Entry Draft (3pm, Wednesday), including former MLS MVP winners David Ferreira and Dwayne De Rosario and other veterans such as Heath Pearce, Joe Cannon, Joel Lindpere, and Brian Mullin. The overall draft pool took a hit as there were many movers in the first stage.

Sean Franklin (D.C. United) and Steve Zakuani (Portland) were the first players off the board followed by Corben Bone (Philadelphia), Marc Burch (Colorado), and Bobby Boswell (D.C. United). In addition, a number of players took themselves off the Re-Entry Draft process including Kenny Cooper, Mauro Rosales, and Bobby Convey due to being involved in trades to Seattle, Chivas USA, and New York, respectively.

While a player selected in stage one must be re-signed to a contract at their current salary figures, if a player is selected in the stage two of the draft, teams have seven days to make a “Bona Fide offer” to the player, which could be at a different salary figure.

Teams will select players in the same order as the first stage beginning with D.C. United followed by the Portland Timbers and Toronto FC.

Here’s the list of players available for the second stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft:

MLS RE-ENTRY DRAFT ELIGIBLE LIST – STAGE TWO

Chicago Fire (5): DF Shaun Francis, MF Joel Lindpere, FW Maicon Santos, MF Wells Thompson (out of contract), MF Michael Videira

Chivas USA (3): DF Ante Jazic (out of contract), DF Steve Purdy, MF Josue Soto

Columbus Crew (2): MF Danny O’Rourke, MF Konrad Warzycha

Colorado Rapids (3): GK Steward Ceus, DF Brian Mullan, MF Jamie Smith

D.C. United (5): MF Dwayne De Rosario, DF James Riley, FW Carlos Ruiz, MF Marcelo Saragosa, DF Daniel Woolard

FC Dallas (2): MF David Ferreira, DF Ugo Ihemelu

Houston Dynamo (3): FW Calen Carr (out of contract), MF Alex Dixon, FW Cam Weaver

Los Angeles Galaxy (3): MF Colin Clark, MF Laurent Courtois, MF Pablo Mastroeni (out of contract)

Montreal Impact (1): MF Sinisa Ubiparipovic

New England Revolution (4): FW Chad Barrett, FW Ryan Guy, MF Clyde Simms, MF Juan Toja

New York Red Bulls (4): DF Brandon Barklage, FW Fabian Espindola, GK Kevin Hartman, DF Heath Pearce (out of contract)

Philadelphia Union (1): DF Chris Albright (out of contract/retired)

Portland Timbers (1): DF Ryan Miller

Real Salt Lake (3): DF Brandon McDonald, GK Josh Saunders, MF Khari Stephenson

Seattle Sounders (1): MF Blair Gavin

San Jose Earthquakes (4): DF Nana Attakora, MF Mehdi Ballouchy (out of contract), DF Dan Gargan, GK Evan Newton

Toronto FC (1): FW Justin Braun (out of contract)

Vancouver Whitecaps (4): GK Joe Cannon, FW Corey Hertzog

(All players had contracts declined unless stated otherwise)

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What are your expectations heading into stage two of the MLS Re-Entry Draft? Who do you see being selected to your club?

Share your thoughts below.

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8 Responses to Ferreira, De Rosario still available in stage two of MLS Re-Entry Draft

  1. Josh D says:

    As a DCU fan, and assuming we work down their salaries, I’d want:

    – Espindola: Still need capable goal scorers even with EJ
    – Pearce: Defense still needs depth, and I still think Pearce has it in him to be a good player

    Lindpere and Toja if we can REALLY reduce their salaries.

    • Kung Fu Kangaroo says:

      +1

    • Lost in Space says:

      As a DCU fan what we need now is depth at wide possitions (Midfield & Backs). Wouldn’t be disappointed if we picked up Toja, Limpere, or Dixon for midfield depth.
      Backs is more difficult. Not a fan of Pearce since he’s coming off a hip injury….Only other decient back is Shaun Francis, and I’ve not seen enough of him to know if he’s worth picking up.

      • Anthony says:

        Revs fan here, you don’t want Toja. He looked lazy and generally useless all year until he finally got benched permanently about halfway through the season.

    • bryan says:

      100% agree. i’m really hoping for Espindola to be honest.

    • Dinho says:

      Josh, do you know if DC re-signed Thorrington?

  2. coffeeleaf says:

    what about Andrew Driver with the Houston Dynamo…I know his option was declined, but is he eligible for the reentry draft? or what happens with him?

  3. elgringorico says:

    Espindola to DC