UPDATE: The original list of MLS players eligible for free agency this offseason was published on Monday, December 7. On Tuesday, December 8, Khari Stephenson, who was with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2015, was added to the list.
Major League Soccer announced its first-ever class of free agents on Monday eligible to negotiate new contracts with any of the league’s 20 clubs beginning on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement agreed to earlier this year, players who were either out of contract or didn’t have their option picked up following the 2015 season and are at least 28 years old and have a minimum of eight years of service in MLS are eligible for free agency.
Clubs were allowed to start negotiating with free agents at 1 pm ET on Tuesday, Dec. 8. No team may acquire more than two out-of-contract players via free agency in a given year.
The full list players eligible for free agency (previous team listed):
GK Jon Busch (Chicago Fire)
GK Troy Perkins (Seattle Sounders)
GK Kyle Reynish (New York Red Bulls)
GK Andrew Weber (Portland Timbers)
DF Corey Ashe (Orlando City SC)
DF Bobby Burling (Colorado Rapids)
DF Ty Harden (Chicago Fire)
DF Michael Harrington (Colorado Rapids)
DF Stephen Keel (FC Dallas)
DF Drew Moor (Colorado Rapids)
DF James Riley (Colorado Rapids)
MF Eric Avila (Orlando City SC)
MF Brian Carroll (Philadelphia Union)
MF Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo)
MF Ned Grabavoy (New York City FC)
MF Nick LaBrocca (Colorado Rapids)
MF Jeff Larentowicz (Chicago Fire)
MF Justin Mapp (Montreal Impact)
MF Paulo Nagamura (Sporting Kansas City)
MF Khari Stephenson (San Jose Earthquakes)
MF Nathan Sturgis (Houston Dynamo)
FW Chad Barrett (Seattle Sounders)
FW Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)
FW Conor Casey (Philadelphia Union)
FW Kenny Cooper (Montreal Impact)
FW Alan Gordon (LA Galaxy)
FW Mike Magee (Chicago Fire)