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MLS announces list of players eligible for Free Agency, Re-Entry Draft, Waiver Draft

MLS announced on Friday the lists of players eligible for End-of-Year Waivers, Free Agency, and Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Process. In advance of these three postseason roster mechanisms, the transition from a rolling calendar to a single announcement date adds to the transparency of disclosing the contract status of all option-declined and out-of-contract players following Thursday’s option exercise deadline.

On Monday, Nov. 25 at 12 pm PT, the End-of-Year Waivers process gives the clubs that finished at the bottom of the 2019 standings the first opportunities to select from out-of-contract, typically young players who have not met the minimum number of service years for Free Agency or the Re-Entry Process. Beginning in reverse order, and taking into account postseason performance, FC Cincinnati will select first. The 2019 MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders will have the 24th pick, and expansion clubs Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF will have the 25th and 26th selections to end each round.

You can read more about the rules here.

End-of-Year Waiver List

Club

Player

Atlanta

Chris Goslin

Atlanta

Jose Hernandez

Atlanta

Kevin Kratz

Atlanta

Patrick Okonkwo

Atlanta

Florentin Pogba

Chicago

Diego Campos

Chicago

Elliot Collier

Chicago

Nicolas Gaitan

Chicago

Aleksandar Katai

Chicago

Cristian Martinez

Chicago

Amando Moreno

Cincinnati

Nazmi Albadawi

Cincinnati

Justin Hoyte

Cincinnati

Forrest Lasso

Cincinnati

Emmanuel Ledesma

Columbus

Ben Lundgaard

Columbus

Edward Opoku

Columbus

Eduardo Sosa

Colorado

Sam Raben

Colorado

Tommy Smith

D.C. United

Antonio Bustamante

D.C. United

Leonardo Jara

D.C. United

Marquinhos Pedroso

FC Dallas

Edwin Gyasi

Houston

Kevin Garcia

LAFC

Lamar Batista

LAFC

Javier Perez

LAFC

Peter-Lee Vassell

LA Galaxy

Favio Alvarez

LA Galaxy

Hugo Arellano

LA Galaxy

Tomas Hilliard-Arce

LA Galaxy

Bradford Jamieson IV

Minnesota

Carter Manley

Minnesota

Wilfried Moimbe-Tahrat

Minnesota

Ally Ng'anzi

Montreal

Jason Beaulieu

Montreal

Omar Browne

Montreal

Daniel Kinumbe

Montreal

Ken Krolicki

Montreal

Thomas Meilleur-Giguere

Montreal

Bacary Sagna

Montreal

Jeisson Vargas

New England

Juan Caicedo

New England

Zachary Herivaux

NYCFC

Daniel Bedoya

NYCFC

Jeff Caldwell

NYCFC

Abdi Mohamed

NYCFC

Ebenezer Ofori

NY Red Bulls

Jean-Christophe Koffi

Orlando

Carlos Ascues

Orlando

Adam Grinwis

Orlando

Cam Lindley

Orlando

Greg Ranjitsingh

Orlando

Lamine Sane

Philadelphia

Marco Fabian

Philadelphia

Haris Medunjanin

Portland

Claude Dielna

Portland

Modou Jadama

Portland

Foster Langsdorf

Salt Lake

Danilo Acosta

San Jose

Harold Cummings

San Jose

Kevin Partida

Seattle

Alex Roldan

Sporting KC

Nicolas Hasler

Sporting KC

Gedion Zelalem

Toronto FC

Jon Bakero

Toronto FC

Aidan Daniels

Toronto FC

Ryan Telfer

Vancouver

Joaquin Ardaiz

Vancouver

Lass Bangoura

Vancouver

Brendan McDonough

Vancouver

Sean Melvin

Immediately following the End-of Year-Waivers process, Free Agency opens on Monday, Nov. 25 for players – who are at least age 28 with at least eight MLS service years and either option-declined or out-of-contract. Free Agents can negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous team, subject to certain restrictions. During a given year, clubs may acquire a maximum of two out-of-contract players via Free Agency. Free Agents may also participate in the Re-Entry Process.

You can read more about the rules here.

Free Agency List

Club

Player

Atlanta

Jeff Larentowicz

Atlanta

Justin Meram

Atlanta

Michael Parkhurst

Atlanta

Brek Shea

Colorado

Tim Howard

Columbus

Ricardo Clark

Columbus

Federico Higuain

D.C. United

Quincy Amarikwa

D.C. United

Bill Hamid

FC Dallas

Eric Alexander

Houston

DaMarcus Beasley

Houston

A.J. DeLaGarza

Houston

Tyler Deric

LAFC

Steven Beitashour

LAFC

Jordan Harvey

LA Galaxy

Servando Carrasco

LA Galaxy

Matt Lampson

LA Galaxy

Juninho

LA Galaxy

Chris Pontius

Minnesota

Sam Cronin

Minnesota

Lawrence Olum

Minnesota

Bobby Shuttleworth

NashvilleSC

Jalil Anibaba

NY Red Bulls

Connor Lade

NY Red Bulls

Luis Robles

Orlando

Will Johnson

Orlando

Sacha Kljestan

Philadelphia

Aurelien Collin

Salt Lake

Kyle Beckerman

Salt Lake

Tony Beltran

Salt Lake

Nick Rimando

Salt Lake

Kelyn Rowe

Seattle

Chad Marshall

Sporting KC

Benny Feilhaber

Sporting KC

Seth Sinovic

Sporting KC

Rodney Wallace

Toronto FC

Michael Bradley

Toronto FC

Drew Moor

Toronto FC

Ashtone Morgan

Re-Entry List

The Re-Entry Process, Stage 1 begins on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 12 pm PT. Similar to the End-of-Year Waivers process, the Re-Entry process is conducted in the same reverse order of the 2019 season finish, keeping in mind postseason performance.

During the Re-Entry process, MLS clubs can select from three types of eligible players:

  1. Option-declined players who are at least 23 years old with a minimum of three service years
  2. Out-of-contract players who are at least 25 years old with a minimum of four service years and whose clubs did not wish to re-sign at their previous salary
  3. Free Agents that chose to participate

The final postseason roster mechanism will be Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Process, which will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The list of players eligible for Re-Entry, Stage 2 will be announced on Dec. 3 at 8 am PT.

You can read more about the rules here.

Club

Player

Atlanta

Mikey Ambrose

Chicago

Stefan Cleveland

Chicago

David Ousted

Chicago

Richard Sanchez

Colorado

Kofi Opare

Colorado

Dillon Serna

Columbus

Alex Crognale

Columbus

David Guzman

Columbus

Jordan Hamilton

Columbus

Connor Maloney

Columbus

Romario Williams

D.C. United

Earl Edwards Jr.

D.C. United

Jalen Robinson

Cincinnati

Corben Bone

Cincinnati

Roland Lamah

Cincinnati

Jimmy McLaughlin

Cincinnati

Blake Smith

FC Dallas

Cristian Colman

FC Dallas

Moises Hernandez

Houston

Eric Bird

Houston

Juan David Cabezas

Houston

Darwin Ceren

LAFC

Dejan Jakovic

LA Galaxy

Joao Pedro

Minnesota

Miguel Ibarra

Minnesota

Collin Martin

Minnesota

Rasmus Schuller

Montreal

Anthony Jackson-Hamel

n/a

Charlie Lyon

n/a

Yura Movsisyan

New England

Juan Agudelo

New England

Cody Cropper

New England

Brian Wright

NY Red Bulls

Vincent Bezecourt

NY Red Bulls

Marcus Epps

NY Red Bulls

Derrick Etienne

NY Red Bulls

Evan Louro

NY Red Bulls

Bradley Wright-Phillips

NYCFC

Eric Miller

Orlando

Cristian Higuita

Orlando

Shane O'Neill

Orlando

Dillon Powers

Orlando

Oriol Rosell

Philadelphia

R.J. Allen

Philadelphia

Fabinho

Portland

Kendall McIntosh

Portland

Diego Valeri

Salt Lake

Jordan Allen

Salt Lake

Alex Horwath

Salt Lake

Luke Mulholland

Salt Lake

Joao Plata

Salt Lake

Marcelo Silva

San Jose

Francois Affolter

San Jose

Jimmy Ockford

Seattle

Saad Abdul-Salaam

Seattle

Jonathan Campbell

Seattle

Victor Rodriguez

Seattle

Luis Silva

Seattle

Roman Torres

Sporting KC

Krisztian Nemeth

Toronto FC

Caleb Patterson-Sewell

Vancouver

Victor Giro

Vancouver

Brett Levis

Vancouver

Scott Sutter