Khari Stephenson Goal Celebration vs. Houston Dynamo
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Quakes side of the MLS Re-Entry Draft

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they have declined their options on forwards Geovanni, Eduardo and Cornell Glen. The three forwards will not be available in the MLS Re-Entry Draft and will not return to San Jose in 2011. Midfielder Khari Stephenson also had his option declined and will be entered in the first stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Wednesday, Dec. 8. If Stephenson isn’t selected in the first stage, San Jose can renegotiate with him until 11 a.m. PT Monday, Dec. 13.
 
As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, MLS players who meet certain criteria are eligible to be made available to all teams through the Re-Entry Process after their contract status has been determined by their current club.
 
The Stage 1 Draft of the Re-Entry Process will take place on Wednesday, December 8 at 11 a.m. PT via teleconference with the Stage 2 Draft taking place on Wednesday, December 15 at 11 a.m. PT.
 
If a player is not selected in either stage of the Re-Entry Process, that player will be available on a first come, first served basis to all clubs.
 
Geovanni joined the Quakes on Aug. 20 as the club’s first Designated Player and appeared in 12 games, making eight starts, scored one goal and had two assists.
 
Eduardo made just eight appearances and two starts after joining San Jose in the preseason and notched one assist through an injury-plagued 2010.
 
Glen signed with San Jose in May of 2009 and scored five goals with one assist in 33 appearances. The Trinidad & Tobago international had just one goal in 21 appearances in 2010.
 
Stephenson joined the Earthquakes on Aug. 10, scoring one goal and notching one assist in 11 games.
 
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – Earthquakes decline options on forwards Geovanni, Eduardo and Cornell Glen and midfielder Khari Stephenson.


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