Although the Seattle Sounders chose not to make any selections in Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft on Friday, they were still somewhat active. Shortly before the start of the draft, Zach Scott and Marco Pappa were removed from the list of eligible players. From all appearances, they were removed for different reasons.
Scott appears to have made the choice to remove himself from the draft, meaning his MLS rights are still controlled by the Sounders. There's a chance this means he's going to try to work out a new contract with the Sounders, although that seems somewhat unlikely given that he was basically making the veteran minimum. There's also the possibility that Scott could opt to try out for a spot with the club next season, but that also seems a bit far-fetched. More likely, Scott has decided to retire and will hopefully find a coaching or administrative position with the team.
Pappa's situation appears to be more clear cut.
Expecting Marco Pappa to end up in Colorado after pulling out of Re-Entry Process this afternoon. #MLS— Kyle McCarthy (@kylejmccarthy) December 11, 2015
There's still no word as to what the Sounders would receive in exchange for Pappa, but we can safely assume it won't be a player after the Rapids basically went into house-cleaning mode. More likely, the Sounders will be receiving a draft pick or some sort of allocation money.