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MLS Announces the Players Eligible for Free Agency and the 2015 Re-Entry Draft

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: MLS Communications
 
MLS Announces the Players Eligible for Free Agency and the 2015 Re-Entry Draft
 
NEW YORK (Monday, December 7, 2015)Major League Soccer today announced the players eligible for Free Agency and the 2015 Re-Entry Draft.
 
A total of 26 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 8, Free Agents may engage in negotiations with MLS clubs outside of their previous club.
 
Players 28 years of age and older with eight years of MLS service who are out of contract, or have not had their option exercised, are eligible for Free Agency in 2015, allowing them the freedom to negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous club, subject to certain restrictions. A player has fulfilled a year of service if they were on a club’s roster prior to August 15 or played in at least one regular season or postseason game in the relevant year.
 
Players Eligible for Free Agency (alphabetical by club):
 
2015 CLUB
PLAYER
2016 STATUS
Chicago Fire
Jon Busch
Option
Chicago Fire
Ty Harden
Out of Contract
Chicago Fire
Jeff Larentowicz
Option
Chicago Fire
Mike Magee
Out of Contract
Colorado Rapids
Bobby Burling
Out of Contract
Colorado Rapids
Michael Harrington
Out of Contract
Colorado Rapids
Nick LaBrocca
Option
Colorado Rapids
Drew Moor
Option
Colorado Rapids
James Riley
Option
FC Dallas
Stephen Keel
Out of Contract
Houston Dynamo
Ricardo Clark
Out of Contract
Houston Dynamo
Nathan Sturgis
Option
LA Galaxy
Edson Buddle
Option
LA Galaxy
Alan Gordon
Option
Montreal Impact
Kenny Cooper
Option
Montreal Impact
Justin Mapp
Out of Contract
New York City FC
Ned Grabavoy
Option
New York Red Bulls
Kyle Reynish
Option
Orlando City SC
Corey Ashe
Option
Orlando City SC
Eric Avila
Option
Philadelphia Union
Brian Carroll
Option
Philadelphia Union
Conor Casey
Option
Portland Timbers
Andrew Weber
Option
Seattle Sounders FC
Chad Barrett
Option
Seattle Sounders FC
Troy Perkins
Option
Sporting Kansas City
Paulo Nagamura
Out of Contract
 
 
A total of 60 players are eligible to participate in the 2015 Re-Entry Draft with Stage One to be conducted on Friday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. ET. Clubs have up until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 10 to re-sign or trade their own Re-Entry Draft eligible players. Stage Two will be held on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. ET. MLS will release the results following each of the calls. The Re-Entry Draft Order is determined by the reverse order of the final standings in the MLS season, taking into account postseason performance.
 
A player may choose to opt out of the Re-Entry Process prior to Stage One and/or Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft. In such instances, the right of first refusal for the player will remain with his previous club.
 
For more information on the 2015 Re-Entry Process, including eligibility requirements, click here,
 
Players Eligible for Participation in the Re-Entry Draft (alphabetical by club):
 
2015 CLUB
PLAYER
2016 STATUS
Chicago Fire
Greg Cochrane
Option
Chicago Fire
Jason Johnson
Option
Chicago Fire
Alec Kann
Option
Chicago Fire
Lovel Palmer
Option
Chicago Fire
Matt Watson
Out of Contract
Colorado Rapids
Carlos Alvarez
Option
Colorado Rapids
Vicente Sanchez
Option
Colorado Rapids
Gabriel Torres
Option
Columbus Crew SC
Matt Lampson
Out of Contract
D.C. United
Jairo Arrieta
Option
D.C. United
Michael Farfan
Option
FC Dallas
Michel
Option
FC Dallas
Bakary Soumare
Option
Houston Dynamo
Oscar Boniek Garcia
Option
Houston Dynamo
Chandler Hoffman
Option
Houston Dynamo
Alex Lopez
Option
Houston Dynamo
Jermaine Taylor
Option
LA Galaxy
Tommy Meyer
Out of Contract
LA Galaxy
Brian Perk
Option
LA Galaxy
Donovan Ricketts
Out of Contract
LA Galaxy
Charlie Rugg
Option
Montreal Impact
Hassoun Camara
Option
New England Revolution
Kevin Alston
Option
New England Revolution
Andy Dorman
Out of Contract
New England Revolution
Jeremy Hall
Option
New York City FC
Jeb Brovsky
Option
New York City FC
Kwame Watson-Siriboe
Option
New York Red Bulls
Roy Miller
Option
New York Red Bulls
Dane Richards
Option
New York Red Bulls
Anthony Wallace
Option
Orlando City SC
Tony Cascio
Out of Contract
Orlando City SC
Josh Ford
Option
Orlando City SC
Tally Hall
Option
Orlando City SC
Danny Mwanga
Option
Orlando City SC
Lewis Neal
Option
Philadelphia Union
Fred Carreiro
Option
Philadelphia Union
Warren Creavalle
Option
Philadelphia Union
Danny Cruz
Option
Philadelphia Union
Antoine Hoppenot
Out of Contract
Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath
Option
Portland Timbers
Michael Nanchoff
Option
Portland Timbers
Maximiliano Urruti
Option
Real Salt Lake
Chris Schuler
Out of Contract
San Jose Earthquakes
Mike Fucito
Out of Contract
San Jose Earthquakes
Jordan Stewart
Option
Seattle Sounders FC
Leo Gonzalez
Option
Seattle Sounders FC
Marco Pappa
Option
Seattle Sounders FC
Zach Scott
Option
Sporting Kansas City
Jalil Anibaba
Option
Sporting Kansas City
Seth Sinovic
Out of Contract
Toronto FC
Joe Bendik
Option
Toronto FC
Robbie Findley
Out of Contract
Toronto FC
Jackson Goncalves
Option
Toronto FC
Chris Konopka
Option
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Steven Beitashour
Option
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Pa Modou Kah
Option
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Mauro Rosales
Out of Contract
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Paolo Tornaghi
Option
N/A
Bright Dike
Option
N/A
Tony Lochhead
Option