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MLS Announces the Players Eligible for Free Agency and the 2015 Re-Entry Draft

NEW YORK (Monday, December 7, 2015)Major League Soccer today announced the players eligible for Free Agency and the 2015 Re-Entry Draft.

A total of 26 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 8, Free Agents may engage in negotiations with MLS clubs outside of their previous club.

Players 28 years of age and older with eight years of MLS service who are out of contract, or have not had their option exercised, are eligible for Free Agency in 2015, 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 August 15 or played in at least one regular season or postseason game in the relevant year. 

Players Eligible for Free Agency (alphabetical by club):

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 total of 60 players are eligible to participate in the 2015 Re-Entry Draft with Stage One to be conducted on Friday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. ET. Clubs have up until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 10 to re-sign or trade their own Re-Entry Draft eligible players. Stage Two will be held on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. ET. MLS will release the results following each of the calls. The Re-Entry Draft Order is determined by the reverse order of the final standings in the MLS season, taking into account postseason performance.

A player may choose to opt out of the Re-Entry Process prior to Stage One and/or Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft. In such instances, the right of first refusal for the player will remain with his previous club.

For more information on the 2015 Re-Entry Process, including eligibility requirements and the draft order, click here,

Players Eligible for Participation in the Re-Entry Draft (alphabetical by club):

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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