New England Revolution's Kevin Alston celebrates first MLS goal

Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft passed relatively quietly, with only two teams making selections on Thursday.


Orlando City SC selected ex-New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston with the seventh pick in the draft, while the Portland Timbers chose former Houston Dynamo center back Jermaine Taylor with the 20th selection. None of the other 18 teams made a pick.


Orlando and Portland are required by the league to make a genuine offer to their selected player by next Thursday, Dec. 24. In the event that an agreement cannot be reached between drafting club and the player, the drafting club will hold the right of first refusal for that player in MLS.


Alston, 27, played seven seasons in New England after being drafted by the club in 2009. He made 155 career regular season appearances for the Revs, seeing the field in 17 matches and starting 10 games in 2015. Alston missed a large chunk of the 2013 season while battling leukemia.


A longtime veteran of the Jamaican national team, Taylor spent the last five seasons in Houston. The 30-year-old center back made 106 regular season appearances for the Dynamo, helping Houston to appearances in MLS Cup in 2011 and 2012. He made 16 MLS appearances, all starts, in 2015.


In total, just four players were selected in the Re-Entry process, with FC Dallas nabbing forward Maximiliano Urruti and Sporting Kansas City selecting goalkeeper Alec Kann last week in Stage 1.


Re-Entry eligible players who were not selected are now available to any MLS Club on a first come, first serve basis. The full list of players who were eligible for Re-Entry can be found here


2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft - Stage 2 Results


ROUND 1

Club
Pick
1
Chicago Fire
Pass
2
Colorado Rapids
Pass
3
Philadelphia Union
Pass
4
New York City FC
Pass
5
Real Salt Lake
Pass
6
Houston Dynamo
Pass
7
Orlando City SC
Kevin Alston (New England Revolution)
8
San Jose Earthquakes
Pass
9
Toronto FC
Pass
10
New England Revolution
Pass
11
Sporting Kansas City
Pass
12
LA Galaxy
Pass
13
D.C. United
Pass
14
Montreal Impact
Pass
15
Seattle Sounders
Pass
16
Vancouver Whitecaps
Pass
17
FC Dallas
Pass
18
New York Red Bulls
Pass
19
Columbus Crew SC
Pass
20
Portland Timbers
Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo)

ROUND 2

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Club
Pick
1
Orlando City SC
Pass
2
Portland Timbers
Pass

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