SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has exercised 2017 contract options on six players: goalkeeper David Bingham, defenders Victor Bernardez, Kip Colvey and Andres Imperiale, and midfielders Fatai Alashe and Matheus Silva.
The Earthquakes will not exercise options on nine players, including goalkeeper Bryan Meredith, defender Clarence Goodson, midfielders Marc Pelosi and Tommy Thompson, and forwards Chad Barrett, Henok Goitom, Innocent, Steven Lenhart and Mark Sherrod.
In addition, the following players are under contract for the 2017 season: goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell, defender Shaun Francis, midfielders Cordell Cato, Darwin Ceren, Simon Dawkins, Anibal Godoy and Shea Salinas, and forwards Quincy Amarikwa and Chris Wondolowski.
Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 at 12 p.m. PT and Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft will take place on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 12 p.m. PT. The two drafts will take place via teleconference with all 22 clubs represented. MLS will release the results following each of the calls. Both of the Re-Entry Drafts will be conducted in the same order as the traditional Waiver Draft.
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – Earthquakes will exercise 2017 contract options on GK David Bingham, D Victor Bernardez, D Kip Colvey, D Andres Imperiale, M Fatai Alashe and M Matheus Silva. Earthquakes will not exercise 2017 contract options on GK Bryan Meredith, D Clarence Goodson, M Marc Pelosi, M Tommy Thompson, F Chad Barrett, F Henok Goitom, F Innocent, F Steven Lenhart and F Mark Sherrod.