Free Agency

MLS releases list of 34 players eligible for Free Agency

MLS announced today the list of 34 players eligible for Free Agency heading into the 2019 season.

Starting at 12 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Free Agents may engage in negotiations with MLS clubs outside of their previous club.

Players 28 years of age and older with eight MLS service years who are out of contract, or have had their option declined, are eligible for Free Agency in 2018, allowing them the freedom to negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous club, subject to certain restrictions. A player has fulfilled a year of service if they were on a club’s roster prior to Aug. 15 or played in at least one regular season or postseason game in the relevant year subject to USL loan exceptions.

Striker Kei Kamara has opted out of free agency and opted into Friday’s MLS Re-Entry Draft. Whitecaps FC confirmed on Monday that Kamara will not be returning to the club in 2019.

“Kei was an important part of the team last year and we're thankful for his time at the club,” said head coach Marc Dos Santos. “We evaluated what we want in this position for next season, while also keeping in mind the medium and long term. We are looking for characteristics that are very specific as a whole. We wish Kei all the best.”

PLAYERS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE AGENCY (alphabetical by club)

Club

Player

Status for 2018

Atlanta United

Michael Parkhurst

Option decline

Atlanta United

Sal Zizzo

Option decline

Chicago Fire

Alan Gordon

Out of contract

Colorado Rapids

Andrew Dykstra

Out of contract

Columbus Crew SC

Ricardo Clark

Option decline

Houston Dynamo

Arturo Alvarez

Out of contract

Houston Dynamo

DaMarcus Beasley

Out of contract

Houston Dynamo

Leonardo

Option decline

Sporting Kansas City

Brad Evans

Option decline

LAFC

Benny Feilhaber

Out of contract

LAFC

Jordan Harvey

Out of contract

LA Galaxy

Baggio Hušidić

Option decline

LA Galaxy

Sheanon Williams

Option decline

Minnesota United FC

Marc Burch

Option decline

Minnesota United FC

Collen Warner

Option decline

Montreal Impact

Quincy Amarikwa

Out of contract

New England Revolution

Chris Tierney

Out of contract

New York City FC

Rodney Wallace

Option decline

New York Red Bulls

Aurelien Collin

Option decline

Orlando City SC

Chris Schuler

Option decline

Portland Timbers

Jake Gleeson

Out of contract

Portland Timbers

Roy Miller

Out of contract

Real Salt Lake

Tony Beltran

Option decline

Real Salt Lake

David Horst

Option decline

San Jose Earthquakes

Dominic Oduro

Out of contract

Seattle Sounders FC

Osvaldo Alonso

Out of contract

Seattle Sounders FC

Lamar Neagle

Option decline

Toronto FC

Jason Hernandez

Out of contract

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Sean Franklin

Out of contract

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Brek Shea

Option decline

 

Chris Konopka

Out of contract

 

Chance Myers

Out of contract

 

Jacob Peterson

Option decline

 

Tony Tchani

Out of contract


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