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Nuances emerge in Re-Entry Draft
by Ridge Mahoney, December 13th, 2010 11:43PM
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[MLS] Another nuance of the Re-Entry Draft came into play with Stage 2 set to be conducted on Wednesday. Galaxy attacker Jovan Kirovski, who wasn't claimed in Stage 1 after his option was declined, has opted out of the Re-Entry Draft. His move leaves 32 players available for Stage 2, in which teams will pick in the same order as they did in Stage 1 -- in reverse order of their finish in 2010.

In Stage 1, held last week, teams were bound to pre-determined contract terms if they picked a player, and only two were chosen: attacker Joseph Ngwenya (Houston) by D.C. United, and defender Aaron Hohlbein (Kansas City) by Columbus.

Kirovski chose to continue negotiations with the Galaxy, rather than risk his rights being taken by another team. Until Monday, teams not taken in Stage 1 were able to negotiate with the teams that held their rights in 2010. That window closed Monday afternoon, and at that time players had to declare either their availability for Stage 2 or their decision to opt-out, as did Kirovski, whose base salary in 2010 was $84,000.

Rev goalkeeper Matt Reis, who is out of contract, withdrew from the Re-Entry Draft prior to Stage 1 and is negotiating with New England. Only players who meet certain benchmarks of age and years of service to the league are eligible for the Re-Entry Draft.

If a player is taken in Stage 2, the team that picks him has seven days to tender a “genuine offer,” the terms and conditions of which aren’t specified. If such an offer is tendered and the player and the team are unable to agree on a contract, the team that claimed him gets a right of first refusal for that player’s services. Teams may offer a claimed player in a trade contingent upon him signing a new contract.

Players not taken in Stage 2 are available to all teams on a first-come, first-served basis. Stage 2 will continue until all teams have passed. Teams can claim back their own players only after all other teams have passed on the player.

Here are the 32 players eligible for Stage 2. Fred and Jimmy Conradare out of contract, in all other cases options were declined on players.

Chivas USA -- Marcelo Saragosa, Alex Zotinca.
Colorado – Claudio Lopez, Ciaran O'Brien, Peter Vagenas.
Columbus -- Frankie Hejduk, Duncan Oughton, Gino Padula, Guillermo Barros Schelotto.
FC Dallas -- Jeff Cunningham, Dario Sala.
D.C. United -- Jaime Moreno.
Houston -- Ryan Cochrane, Richard Mulrooney, Pat Onstad, Adrian Serioux.
Los Angeles -- Dema Kovalenko.
New England -- Preston Burpo, Nico Colaluca, Cory Gibbs, Khano Smith.
New York -- Juan Pablo Angel, Luke Sassano, Carey Talley.
Philadelphia -- Fred, Chris Seitz.
San Jose -- Khari Stephenson.
Seattle -- Tyrone Marshall.
Sporting Kansas City: Jimmy Conrad, Josh Wolff.
Toronto FC -- Nick Garcia.
League Pool Goalkeeper: Chris Sharpe.

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



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