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List of MLS Free Agents and Re-Entry Players Released

Planning for the 2016 season begins, as 86 players look for new homes next season.

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The MLS offseason has officially begun today, as the league has released the list of players who are either eligible for the Re-Entry Drafts or who are outright free agents.

This is the first offseason with free agency — a change added to the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated just before the 2015 season began. To be eligible, a player must be out of contract, be at least 28 years old, and have at least 8 years of MLS service. The inaugural free agent class includes 26 players, including Sounders Chad Barrett and Troy Perkins and ex-Sounders Kenny Cooper, James Riley, and Nathan Sturgis. Other notable names include Mike Magee, Justin Mapp, and Alan Gordon. Here's the full list:

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 much bigger group of 60 is eligible for the Re-Entry Drafts. As a reminder, in Re-Entry Draft Stage One, a team that takes a player must exercise a player's existing option for the next year (or sign them to an equivalent contract if they're out of contract). In Stage Two a team can re-negotiate a contract with the picked player. The Sounders are losing Marco Pappa, Zach Scott, and Leo Gonzalez to the Re-Entry Draft, though it's likely only Pappa would consider playing for another MLS team next season. Here's the full list:

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

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