Califf, Casey among 14 picked in Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft
Toronto FC selected veteran defender Danny Califf with the first overall pick in Stage 2 of the 2012 Re-Entry Draft on Friday afternoon.
While nine clubs decided against making any Re-Entry pick-ups, the defending Supporters' Shield winners San Jose Earthquakes were the busiest team with three defensive selections in the Re-Entry Draft: Dan Gargan, Ty Harden and Bryan Jordan.
The two-time reigning MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy executed a trade with Chivas USA just before the draft to move up to No. 2, where they picked ex-Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark. The Galaxy also selected veteran Columbus Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer in the second round of the draft.
In other notable moves, the Philadelphia Union landed forward Conor Casey, the New England Revolution picked up striker Chad Barrett and D.C. United opted for experienced midfielder John Thorrington.
Teams that made selections will now have seven days to make a genuine offer to the players chosen in Stage 2. In the event that an agreement cannot be reached, the club will still hold the right of first refusal for that player in MLS.
Players that went unselected in Stage 2 of the Re-Entry are now available to all teams on a first-come-first-serve basis.
2012 RE-ENTRY DRAFT STAGE 2 / ROUND 1
1. Toronto FC -- DF Danny Califf
2. Los Angeles Galaxy -- MF Colin Clark
3. Portland Timbers -- PASS
4. New England Revolution -- FW Chad Barrett
5. Philadelphia Union -- FW Conor Casey
6. Colorado Rapids -- MF Eric Avila
7. FC Dallas -- DF Stephen Keel
8. Montreal Impact -- PASS
9. Columbus Crew -- PASS
10. Vancouver Whitecaps -- FW Paulo Jr.
11. Chicago Fire -- PASS
12. Real Salt Lake -- MF Lovel Palmer
13. NY Red Bulls -- PASS
14. Sporting Kansas City -- PASS
15. San Jose Earthquakes -- DF Dan Gargan
16. Seattle Sounders -- PASS
17. D.C. United -- MF John Thorrington
18. Houston Dynamo -- PASS
19. Chivas USA -- PASS
1. Toronto FC -- PASS
2. LA Galaxy -- GK Will Hesmer
3. New England Revolution -- DF Hunter Freeman
4. Philadelphia Union -- PASS
5. Colorado Rapids -- PASS
6. FC Dallas -- PASS
7. Vancouver Whitecaps -- PASS
8. Real Salt Lake -- PASS
9. San Jose Earthquakes -- DF Ty Harden
10. D.C. United -- PASS
1. LA Galaxy -- PASS
2. New England Revolution -- PASS
3. San Jose Earthquakes -- DF Bryan Jordan
1. San Jose Earthquakes -- PASS