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Re-Entry Draft Stage 2: Unexciting And Expensive

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There was a time when I liked a couple players in the MLS Re-Entry Draft for the Seattle Sounders to pick up in Stage Two and talk into less money. First Bobby Boswell renegotiated with the Houston Dynamo and then Bobby Convey went to Sporting Kansas City at a cut rate (rumors say 200K$). Now the list of available players is absent of the really appealing names.

When Seattle passed on all the cheap talent in stage one you can be nearly certain they won't make a pick of the under 60k players in stage two. But there may be the need for an MLS veteran keeper to be the #2 behind Michael Gspurning, a 5th forward has an appeal as well and of course any depth on the backline is needed. Except this round is expensive.

Seattle probably passes in Stage Two. They can count on their ability to scout internationally for some rotational level talent, while supplementing the reserves from their private combine fueled draft. Any player not picked in Monday's Stage Two is a free agent within and outside MLS.

Here are all players still available that made 60K$ or more in 2011 (h/t to B&RU);

Chicago- Jon Conway GK $210,000
Chicago - Baggio Husidic M $124,500
Chivas USA - Andrew Boyens D $210,000
Chivas USA - Chukwudi Chijindu M/F $210,000
Chivas USA - Zach Thornton GK $162,500
Chivas USA - Mariano Trujillo M $99,225
Columbus - Kevin Burns M $210,000
Columbus - Jeff Cunningham F $89,188
D.C. United - Marc Burch D $210,000
D.C. United - Steve Cronin GK $72,000
D.C. United - Joseph Ngwenya F $156,000
D.C. United - Clyde Simms M $179,250
D.C. United - Jed Zayner D $70,375
FC Dallas - Maicon Santos M $126,000
Houston - Hunter Freeman D $160,833
Houston - Jason Garey F $81,250
Houston - Eddie Robinson D $75,000
LA Galaxy - Frankie Hejduk D $96,000
LA Galaxy - Dasan Robinson D $100,000
Monreal - Ryan Pore M $80,000
New England - Ryan Cochrane D $210,000
New England - Kheli Dube F $99,000
New York - Chris Albright D $104,133
New York - Bouna Coundoul GK $210,000
Philadelphia - Chase Harrison GK $80,590
Philadelphia - Stefani Miglioranzi M $153,125
Portland - Adin Brown GK $210,000
Portland - Peter Lowry M $61,667
RSL - Nelson Gonzales M/F $110,000
San Jose - Chris Leitch D $106,050
San Jose - Andre Luiz Moreira M $452,500
San Jose - Jacob Peterson M $150,775
San Jose - Scott Sealy F $157,000
San Jose - Andrew Weber GK $65,004
Vancouver - John Thorrington M $207,200

Any of these appeal to you?