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MLS Announces Players Eligible for the Re-Entry Process

NEW YORK (Friday, Dec. 16, 2016) – Major League Soccer today announced the players eligible for the 2016 Re-Entry Process.

A total of forty-one players are eligible to participate in the 2016 Re-Entry Draft with Stage One to be conducted today, Friday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. PT.

Players who are available in Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft are:

  1. Players who are at least 23-years-old and have a minimum of three MLS service years whose options were not exercised by their clubs (available at option salary for 2017).
  2. Players who are at least 25 years old with a minimum of four MLS service years who are out of contract and whose club does not wish to re-sign them at their previous salary (available for at least their 2016 salary).
  3. Free Agents that choose to participate

Players that are not selected in Stage One will be made available in Stage Two on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. ET. Players may choose to opt out of the Re-Entry Process.

The Re-Entry Draft Order is determined by the reverse order of the final standings in the MLS season, taking into account postseason performance.

Players Eligible for the Re-Entry Process (alphabetical by club):

2016 CLUB

PLAYERS

STATUS

CHI

Cocis, Razvan

Option Decline

CHI

Gehrig, Eric

Option Decline

CHI

McLain, Patrick

Option Decline

CHI

Stephens, Michael

Option Decline

CLB

Clark, Steve

Option Decline

CLB

Barson, Chad

Out of Contract

COL

Doyle, Conor

Option Decline

DC

Korb, Christopher

Out of Contract

DC

Dykstra, Andrew

Option Decline

DC

Saborio, Alvaro

Option Decline

FCD

Paparatto, Norberto

Option Decline

FCD

Rosales, Mauro

Option Decline

HOU

Maidana, Cristian

Option Decline

HOU

Mansally, Abdoulie

Out of Contract

LA

Da Silva, Leonardo

Option Decline

MTL

Bekker, Kyle

Out of Contract

NE

Neumann, Steve

Option Decline

NE

Kobayashi, Daigo

Out of Contract

NYCFC

Taylor, Tony

Option Decline

NYRB

Ouimette, Karl

Option Decline

ORL

Ribeiro, Pedro

Option Decline

PHI

Fernandes, Leo

Out of Contract

POR

Klute, Chris

Option Decline

POR

Konopka, Chris

Option Decline

POR

Taylor, Jermaine

Option Decline

RSL

Garcia, Olmes

Option Decline

RSL

Stertzer, John

Option Decline

RSL

Sandoval, Devon

Out of Contract

SEA

Farfan, Michael

Option Decline

SEA

Lowe, Damion

Option Decline

SEA

Ockford, Jimmy

Option Decline

SEA

Remick, Dylan

Option Decline

SJ

Meredith, Bryan

Option Decline

SJ

Sherrod, Mark

Option Decline

SJ

Nyassi, Sanna

Out of Contract

SJ

Stewart, Jordan

Out of Contract

SKC

Kempin, Jon

Option Decline

TFC

Williams, Josh

Out of Contract

TFC

Lovitz, Daniel

Option Decline

VAN

Morales, Pedro

Option Decline

VAN

Perez, Blas

Out of Contract

 

2016 Re-Entry Draft Order

 

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

NYC FC

15

New York Red Bull

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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