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More free agents continue to come off the board, with a couple eligible candidates announcing their retirements in January, Marco Pappa returning to his home country and Marvell Wynne re-signing with his current team.


Several other free agents, including Alan Gordon, Sebastien Le Toux, Chance Myers, Chad Barrett, and David Horst appear close to finding new teams, though plenty of capable contributors remain. One player to keep an eye on is veteran US international DaMarcus Beasley, who is wanted back by the Houston Dynamo but has not signed a new deal yet.


Players 28 years of age and older with eight MLS service years who are out of contract, or have had their option declined, are eligible for Free Agency, allowing them the freedom to negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous club, subject to certain restrictions. A player has fulfilled a year of service if they were on a club’s roster prior to August 15 or played in at least one regular season or postseason game in the relevant year subject to USL loan exceptions.

Player
Previous Team
Status for 2017
Alston, Kevin
Orlando
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/01/06/orlando-city-re-sign-servando-carrasco-kevin-alston-seb-hines?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter">Re-signed with OCSC</a>
Ashe, Corey
Columbus
Option
Ballouchy, Mehdi
NYCFC
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/11/18/mehdi-ballouchy-retires-mls-after-11-year-career?utm_source=Twitter&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=News&amp;utm_campaign=Unpaid">Retired</a>
Barnes, Darrius
New England
Out of Contract
Barrett, Chad
San Jose
<a href="http://www.espnfc.com/real-salt-lake/story/3045489/real-salt-lake-signs-mls-veteran-chad-barrett-as-free-agent" target="_blank">Signed with RSL</a>
Beasley, DaMarcus
Houston
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/02/10/houston-dynamo-agree-new-deal-left-back-damarcus-beasley">Re-signed with Houston</a>
Borchers, Nat
Portland
<a href="http://www.timbers.com/post/2017/02/03/portland-timbers-defender-nat-borchers-announces-retirement">Retired</a>
Casey, Conor
Columbus
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/01/10/rapids-sporting-director-padraig-smith-oversee-superdraft-operations">Retired</a>
Franklin, Sean
D.C. United
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/12/19/dc-united-re-sign-veteran-defender-sean-franklin">Re-signed with D.C.</a>
Gomez, Herculez
Seattle
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/01/17/herculez-gomez-announces-retirement-join-espn-soccer-analyst">Retired</a>
Goodson, Clarence
San Jose
Option
Gordon, Alan
LA Galaxy
<a href="https://twitter.com/ColoradoRapids/status/823572359093321732?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">Signed with Colorado</a>
Grabavoy, Ned
Portland
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/10/18/portland-timbers-ned-grabavoy-announces-he-will-retire-seasons-end">Retired</a>
Hernandez, Jason
NYCFC
Option
Horst, David
Houston
<a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonDynamo/status/823196171221028865" target="_blank">Signed with RSL</a>
Jewsbury, Jack
Portland
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/09/19/timbers-jack-jewsbury-announces-plans-retire-end-2016-season?utm_source=social_share&amp;utm_medium=share_button&amp;utm_campaign=social_share_button">Retired</a>
Johnson, Will
Toronto FC
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/12/21/report-free-agent-will-johnson-agrees-deal-orlando-city">Signed with Orlando</a>
Kronberg, Eric
Montreal
<a href="http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/post/2017/01/09/impact-comes-terms-new-deal-eric-kronberg" target="_blank">Re-signed with Montreal</a>
LaBrocca, Nick
Chicago
Option
Larentowicz, Jeff
LA Galaxy
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/12/14/atlanta-united-sign-veteran-midfielder-jeff-larentowicz">Signed with Atlanta</a>
Le Toux, Sebastian
Colorado
<a href="http://www.dcunited.com/post/2017/01/24/united-sign-mls-veteran-s-bastien-le-toux?utm_source=Social&amp;utm_medium=Twitter" target="_blank">Signed with D.C. United</a>
Lenhart, Steven
San Jose
<a href="https://twitter.com/FCimabari/status/824889716558352384" target="_blank">Signed with FC Imabari</a>
Magee, Mike
LA Galaxy
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/01/04/longtime-mls-forward-mike-magee-retires-professional-soccer">Retired</a>
Mapp, Justin
Sporting KC
Option
Morales, Javier
Real Salt Lake
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/12/27/fc-dallas-sign-javier-morales">Signed with FC Dallas</a>
Myers, Chance
Sporting KC
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/01/23/portland-timbers-lock-okugo-myers-asprilla-2017-campaign?utm_source=Twitter&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=News&amp;utm_campaign=Unpaid">Signed with Portland</a>
Nagamura, Paulo
Sporting KC
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/12/12/sporting-kcs-nagamura-retires-joins-swope-park-rangers-coaching-staff">Retired</a>
Oduro, Dominic
Montreal
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/12/19/montreal-impact-reach-new-deal-free-agent-winger-dominic-oduro">Re-signed with Montreal</a>
Olave, Jamison
Real Salt Lake
<a href="https://twitter.com/jamisonolave/status/798242180083032064" target="_blank">Retired</a>
Pappa, Marco
Colorado
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/01/20/marco-pappa-headed-home-guatemalas-csd-municipal">Signed with Municipal</a>
Peterson, Jacob
Sporting KC
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/12/21/atlanta-united-sign-free-agent-forward-jacob-peterson">Signed with Atlanta</a>
Reynish, Kyle
NY Red Bulls
Out of Contract
Scott, Zach
Seattle
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/09/15/longtime-sounders-defender-zach-scott-retire-end-2016-season">Retired</a>
Sturgis, Nathan
Seattle
Option
Wahl, Tyson
Columbus
<a href="https://twitter.com/ColumbusCrewSC/status/784131127380353024" target="_blank">Retired</a>
Wingert, Chris
Real Salt Lake
<a href="http://www.rslsoapbox.com/2017/1/11/14242762/official-chris-wingert-real-salt-lake-contract?utm_campaign=rslsoapbox&amp;utm_content=entry&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter" target="_blank">Re-signed with RSL</a>
Wynne, Marvell
San Jose
<a href="//www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/01/17/san-jose-earthquakes-re-sign-marvell-wynne-tommy-thompson">Re-signed with San Jose</a>