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By DAN KARELL
There will be some serious talent available to all 19 Major League Soccer clubs in this year’s Re-Entry Draft.
MLS announced on Monday evening that former MVP David Ferreira is one of 68 players available for the MLS Re-Entry Draft after his contract option was declined by FC Dallas in late November. Other big names on the list include Kenny Cooper, Dwayne De Rosario, Sean Franklin, and Mauro Rosales.
The first stage of the Re-Entry Draft takes place on Thursday at 3pm, while the second stage will occur on December 18 at 3pm. If a player is selected in the first stage, the current CBA stipulates that the team must offer the player a Bona Fide Offer or excursive an option on that player. For players selected in the second stage, the team has seven days to extend a Bona Fide Offer to the player. If it’s not accepted, the team holds the right of first refusal on the player’s rights should he later sign with MLS, indefinitely.
Team’s have until 5pm on Wednesday to re-sign their own players who had their contract options declined. Sporting Kansas City were the only MLS club to not decline a contract option on any player for next season.
Here’s the full list of available players in the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft:
MLS RE-ENTRY DRAFT ELIGIBLE LIST
Chicago Fire (9): MF Corben Bone, DF Shaun Francis, MF Joel Lindpere, MF Daniel Paladini, MF Logan Pause, MF Chris Rolfe, 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 (6): MF Dwayne De Rosario, DF James Riley, FW Carlos Ruiz, MF Marcelo Saragosa, MF John Thorrington, DF Daniel Woolard
FC Dallas (3): FW Kenny Cooper, MF David Ferreira, DF Ugo Ihemelu
Houston Dynamo (5): DF Bobby Boswell (out of contract), FW Calen Carr (out of contract), DF Mike Chabala, MF Alex Dixon, FW Cam Weaver
Los Angeles Galaxy (4): MF Colin Clark, MF Laurent Courtois, DF Sean Franklin, MF Pablo Mastroeni (out of contract)
Montreal Impact (1): MF Sinisa Ubiparipovic
New England Revolution (5): DF Kevin Alston (out of contract), FW Chad Barrett, FW Ryan Guy, MF Clyde Simms, MF Juan Toja
New York Red Bulls (5): FW Andre Akpan (out of contract), 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 (2): DF David Horst, DF Ryan Miller
Real Salt Lake (4): MF Yordany Alvarez, DF Brandon McDonald, GK Josh Saunders, MF Khari Stephenson
Seattle Sounders (6): DF Marc Burch, GK Josh Ford, MF Blair Gavin, MF Mauro Rosales, FW Steve Zakuani (out of contract)
San Jose Earthquakes (4): DF Nana Attakora, MF Mehdi Ballouchy (out of contract), DF Dan Gargan, GK Evan Newton
Toronto FC (2): FW Justin Braun (out of contract), MF Bobby Convey
Vancouver Whitecaps (4): GK Joe Cannon, FW Tommy Heinemann, FW Corey Hertzog, GK Brad Knighton
(All players had contracts declined unless stated otherwise)
What do you think of this list? Do you expect to see Ferreira, Cooper, and Rosales taken in either the first or second stage? Surprised to see any names on this list?
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