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Three players selected in MLS Waiver Draft

Three players were selected in Wednesday’s MLS Waiver Draft, including former Whitecaps FC midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker who went to Montreal Impact at first overall.

Former Chivas USA winger Leandro Barrera went to San Jose Earthquakes at second overall, while the Colorado Rapids rounded out the day’s picks by selecting former Chivas USA defender Bobby Burling with the third overall pick.

All the other teams, including Vancouver Whitecaps FC, passed on the selections in the draft.

Stage 1 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft is set for Friday. Players who are not selected in Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft will be made available in Stage 2, which is set for next Thursday, December 18.

Clubs selecting players in Stage 2 will negotiate a new salary with the player.

Here’s who’s eligible for the Re-Entry Draft, as per the MLS roster rules and regulations. A full list of eligible players will be released prior to the draft. 

  1. Players who are at least 23 years old and have a minimum of three years experience in MLS whose options were not exercised by their clubs (available at option salary for 2015).
     
  2. Players who are at least 25 years old with a minimum of four years of MLS experience who are out of contract and whose club does not wish to re-sign them at their previous salary (available for at least their 2014 salary).
     
  3. Players who are at least 30 years old with a minimum of eight years of MLS experience who are out of contract and whose club does not wish to re-sign them (available for at least 105% of their 2014 salary).
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