Stage Two of the MLS Re-Entry Draft will be held this coming Friday, Dec. 14th at 12pm PST via conference call. Stage Two is significantly different than Stage One, as teams are not obligated to pick up a player's contract "as is". Rather, the drafting team has an opportunity to renegotiate the player's salary. Per the MLS website:
In Stage Two, clubs may select from players that are under contract and those not under contract. If a player is not under contract, the drafting club will be required to make a genuine offer to the player within seven days. In the event that an agreement cannot be reached between the drafting club and an out-of-contract player, the drafting club will hold the right of first refusal for that player in MLS.
If a player is not selected in either stage of the Re-Entry Process, that player will be available on a first come first serve basis to all clubs.
While Stage One is typically light on the action, Stage Two tends to be reasonably exciting. Last year, for example, 10 players were taken in this stage - including two from the Sounders (Noonan by LA, Jaqua by NE) and one by the Sounders (Burch from DC). LA was the most active last year selecting four players.
Each team participates in Round 1, and must either select a player or pass. Once a team has passed, they are "out" and may not participate in any subsequent rounds. The draft continues until a round has been completed without a player being selected. Last year, that happened in the 5th round (LA having taken a player in the previous four rounds).
Below is a list of the players available including compensation from last year (base and guaranteed), position, and age. There are definitely some interesting names on the list, including a number of defenders that could provide some needed depth on the backline. Beneath the table is a link to download the info in excel format for your sorting pleasure.
Draft Order: 1. Toronto FC, 2. Chivas USA, 3. Portland Timbers, 4. New England Revolution, 5. Philadelphia Union, 6. Colorado Rapids, 7. FC Dallas, 8. Montreal Impact, 9. Columbus Crew, 10. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 11. Chicago Fire, 12. Real Salt Lake, 13. New York Red Bulls, 14. Sporting Kansas City, 15. San Jose Earthquakes, 16. Seattle Sounders FC, 17. D.C. United, 18. Houston Dynamo, 19. LA Galaxy
|TEAM||First Name||Last Name||Reason||2012 Salary||2012 Guaranteed Comp||Position||Age|
|Chivas USA||Juan Pablo||Angel||Out of Cont||$350,000.00||$600,000.00||FW||37|
|Chivas USA||Peter||Vagenas||Out of Cont||$70,000.00||$85,000.00||MF||34|
|Chivas USA||Danny||Califf||Opt Decl||$275,000.00||$275,000.00||CB||32|
|Chivas USA||Alejandro||Moreno||Opt Decl||$185,000.00||$195,000.00||FW||33|
|Colorado||Scott||Palguta||Out of Cont||$63,670.00||$63,670.00||CB||30|
|D.C. United||Michael||Chabala||Opt Decl||$75,000.00||$83,333.33||LB||28|
|FC Dallas||Bruno||Guarda||Out of Cont||$60,000.00||$75,000.00||MF||26|
|FC Dallas||Kevin||Hartman||Out of Cont||$165,000.00||$185,000.00||GK||38|
|FC Dallas||Julian||De Guzman||Out of Cont||$1,863,996.00||$1,910,746.00||MF||31|
|FC Dallas||Scott||Sealy||Opt Decl||$50,004.00||$50,004.00||FW||31|
|Houston||Colin||Clark||Out of Cont||$105,427.00||$110,427.00||MF||28|
|Sporting KC||Olukorede||Aiyegbusi||Opt Decl||$44,100.00||$44,100.00||LB, MF||24|
|Sporting KC||Luke||Sassano||Opt Decl||$81,000.00||$83,025.00||RB, MF||27|
|LA Galaxy||Chad||Barrett||Opt Decl||$220,000.00||$253,333.33||FW||27|
|LA Galaxy||Andrew||Boyens||Opt Decl||$62,500.00||$65,783.33||CB||29|
|LA Galaxy||Bryan||Jordan||Opt Decl||$55,000.00||$55,000.00||RB, MF, FW||27|
|LA Galaxy||Pat||Noonan||Opt Decl||$70,000.00||$70,000.00||MF, FW||32|
|New England||Tim||Murray||Opt Decl||$44,100.00||$44,100.00||GK||25|
|New England||Blair||Gavin||Opt Decl||$60,000.00||$80,000.00||MF||23|
|New York||Bill||Gaudette||Opt Decl||$60,000.00||$63,255.00||GK||31|
|New York||Stephen||Keel||Opt Decl||$65,000.00||$65,000.00||CB||29|
|Portland||Lovel||Palmer||Opt Decl||$96,250.00||$96,250.00||RB, MF||28|
|RSL||Paulo||Araujo Jr.||Opt Decl||$65,000.00||$65,000.00||FW||23|
|Seattle||Mike||Seamon||Opt Decl||$33,750.00||$33,750.00||RB, MF||24|
|San Jose||Tim||Ward||Out of Cont||$65,000.00||$65,000.00||RB,LB,CB,DM||25|
|San Jose||Ramiro||Corrales||Opt Decl||$173,250.00||$183,875.00||CB,LB,MF||35|
|San Jose||Joseph||Gjertsen||Opt Decl||$85,000.00||$93,625.00||MF||30|
|San Jose||Khari||Stephenson||Opt Decl||$190,000.00||$203,333.33||MF||31|
|Toronto||Eric||Avila||Out of Cont||$125,000.00||$158,000.00||MF||25|
Download the table above in Excel (note: table above is current as of 12/13, excel sheet is not)
Sources: Player list from http://pressbox.mlssoccer.com/content/re-entry-process-stage-two-eligible-player-list, Salaries from http://www.mlsplayers.org/files/May%2015,%202012%20Salary%20Information%20-%20By%20Club.pdf ...everything else through google and the wonders of the interwebs.