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MLS announces list of players eligible for Stage 1 of Re-Entry Draft

UPDATED: Stage 1 results

Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft is set to take place at 3 pm ET on Friday afternoon, with 41 players eligible to be selected by all 22 MLS teams.

Players who are out-of-contract or had their options declined and are at least 23 with a minimum of three years of MLS experience or are at least 25 with a minimum of four years of league experience are eligible for Re-Entry. Players eligible for free agency are not included in the Re-Entry process.

Any player selected in Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft on Friday will automatically have their contract option for 2017 exercised. If a selected player is out-of-contract, they’ll receive a bona fide offer from the team that selected them.

Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Draft will be held next Friday. Any player unselected in Stage 1 of Re-Entry will be eligible for Stage 2. If selected in Stage 2, a player will negotiate a new contract with their new club.

Players are allowed to opt out of the Re-Entry process up until the start of each draft. Players that have already opted out of Stage 1 include Robbie Keane, Aurelien Collin, Erik Friberg, Zach Loyd, Patrice Bernier and Ashtone Morgan.

The Re-Entry Draft order is determined by the reverse order of the final standings in the 2016 season, taking into account postseason performance. Chicago holds the first pick, while the two expansion clubs, Atlanta and Minnesota, will pick 21st and 22nd, respectively.

Stage 1 Re-Entry Draft eligible players

Player Previous Club
Razvan Cocis Chicago Fire
Eric Gehrig Chicago Fire
Patrick McLain Chicago Fire
Michael Stephens Chicago Fire
Steve Clark Columbus Crew SC
Chad Barson Columbus Crew SC
Conor Doyle Colorado Rapids
Chris Korb D.C. United
Andrew Dykstra D.C. United
Norberto Paparatto FC Dallas
Mauro Rosales FC Dallas
Cristian Maidana Houston Dynamo
Abdoulie Mansally Houston Dynamo
Leonardo LA Galaxy
Kyle Bekker Montreal Impact
Steve Neumann New England Revolution
Daigo Kobayashi New England Revolution
Tony Taylor New York City FC
Karl Ouimette New York Red Bulls
Pedro Ribeiro Orlando City SC
Leo Fernandes Philadelphia Union
Chris Klute Portland Timbers
Chris Konopka Portland Timbers
Jermaine Taylor Portland Timbers
Olmes Garcia Real Salt Lake
John Stertzer Real Salt Lake
Devon Sandoval Real Salt Lake
Michael Farfan Seattle Sounders
Damion Lowe Seattle Sounders
Dylan Remick Seattle Sounders
Bryan Meredith San Jose Earthquakes
Mark Sherrod San Jose Earthquakes
Sanna Nyassi San Jose Earthquakes
Jordan Stewart San Jose Earthquakes
Jon Kempin Sporting Kansas City
Josh Williams Toronto FC
Daniel Lovitz Toronto FC
Pedro Morales Vancouver Whitecaps
Blas Perez Vancouver Whitecaps

2016 Re-Entry Draft Order

as of December 16, 2016

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

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