MLS Re-Entry Draft: Veron, Carrasco, Mallace taken in Stage 2.

Will Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Draft be the second chance Gonzalo Veron needs to find a home in MLS?

Signed by the Red Bulls as a Designated Player in 2015, Veron never established a regular  place in the lineup and went into the Re-Entry Draft. D.C. United claimed him with the second pick after the Galaxy used the No. 1 slot on midfielder Servando Carrasco. After every other team passed, expansion team Los Angeles FC used the 23rd slot on midfielder Callum Mallace.

These were the only three players selected from a list of 49 players eligible who had opted to participate. The players selected must be presented genuine offers within seven days from the clubs that claimed them. All other eligible players are available to MLS teams on an open market.

Veron, 27, started just 13 of 60 games during three seasons with the Red Bulls, scoring 10 goals and registering four assists. He is coming off his best season in MLS -- six goals and three assists in 24 regular-season games, and one goal in three playoff appearances – yet the Red Bulls declined his contract option for 2018. He earned $500,000 in guaranteed compensation last season.

The Galaxy will be the fifth MLS club for Carrasco, 29, who has played 126 games (77 starts), scored two goals, and logged five assists. He was selected in the 2011 SuperDraft by Sigi Schmid, head coach of Seattle at the time and now in charge of L.A.

LAFC claimed Mallace, 27, a 2012 SuperDraft pick by Montreal, for which he scored one goal and six assists in 80 regular-season appearances (51 starts). He also played six playoff games (one start). Seattle acquired him in a trade with the Impact last August and declined his 2018 contract option. He didn’t play a first-team game for the Sounders.

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