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MLS Announces Eligible Players for 2018 MLS Re-Entry Draft

FRISCO - On Thursday, Major League Soccer announced the players who are eligible for the 2018 MLS Re-Entry Process. Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft will be held Friday at 2 PM CT.

Players who are eligible to be selected in the Re-Entry Draft include:

  • Players who are at least 23 years old and have a minimum of three years of MLS experience whose contract options were not exercised by their clubs. They will be available at their option salary for 2019.
  • Players who are at least 25 years old with a minimum of four years of MLS experience who are out of contract and whose club does not wish to re-sign them at their previous salary. They are available for at least their 2018 salary.
  • Free Agents that choose to participate.

Teams select in the reverse order of their finish during the 2018 season, taking into account playoff performance. The San Jose Earthquakes will hold the first selection and MLS Cup champion Atlanta United will get the 23rd pick. Incoming expansion club FC Cincinnati will have the 24th and final pick. 

FC Dallas will have the 14th pick out of the 24. Defender Maynor Figueroa, who had his contract option declined by Dallas, is the only FCD player available. 

Players available for selection in Stage 1

Player Club Status
Jose Aja Vancouver Whitecaps FC Option Decline
Vytas Andriuskevicius D.C. United Option Decline
Giles Barnes Colorado Rapids Option Decline
Louis Beland-Goyette Montreal Impact Option Decline
Joe Bendik Orlando City SC Option Decline
Calle Brown Seattle Sounders FC Option Decline
Jonathan Campbell Chicago Fire Option Decline
Steve Clark Portland Timbers Out of Contract
Ashley Cole LA Galaxy Option Decline
Drew Conner Chicago Fire Option Decline
Michael De Leeuw Chicago Fire Option Decline
Nick De Leon D.C. United Option Decline
Christian Dean Chicago Fire Option Decline
Earl Edwards Jr. Orlando City SC Out of Contract
Kevin Ellis D.C. United Option Decline
Maynor Figueroa FC Dallas Option Decline
Kyle Fisher Montreal Impact Option Decline
Luis Gil Houston Dynamo Out of Contract
Mike, Grella Columbus Crew SC Option Decline
Femi, Hollinger-Janzen New England Revolution Option Decline
Clint Irwin Toronto FC Option Decline
Adam Jahn Columbus Crew SC Option Decline
Dejan Jakovic LAFC Out of Contract
Jared Jeffrey D.C. United Option Decline
Taylor Kemp D.C. United Out of Contract
Matt Lampson Minnesota United FC Option Decline
Richie Laryea Orlando City SC Option Decline
Ariel Lassiter LA Galaxy Option Decline
Wandrille Lefevre   Option Decline
Charlie Lyon LAFC Option Decline
Calum Mallace LAFC Option Decline
Richard Marquez Philadelphia Union Option Decline
Enzo Martinez Colorado Rapids Option Decline
Aaron Maund Vancouver Whitecaps FC Option Decline
Jack McBean Colorado Rapids Option Decline
John McCarthy Philadelphia Union Out of Contract
Patrick McLain Chicago Fire Option Decline
Tommy McNamara New York City FC Option Decline
Luke Mulholland Real Salt Lake Option Decline
Lawrence Olum Portland Timbers Option Decline
Kofi Osei-Opare D.C. United Option Decline
Taylor Peay Real Salt Lake Option Decline
Demar Phillips Real Salt Lake Option Decline
Andre Rawls New York City FC Option Decline
Dylan Remick Houston Dynamo Option Decline
Tosaint Ricketts Toronto FC Option Decline
Carlos Rivas New York Red Bulls Option Decline
Quillan Roberts LAFC Option Decline
Brian Rowe Vancouver Whitecaps FC Option Decline
Michael Salazar Montreal Impact Option Decline
Luis Silva Real Salt Lake Option Decline
Luis Solignac Chicago Fire Option Decline
Stephen Sunday Real Salt Lake Option Decline
Brian Sylvestre LA Galaxy Option Decline
Donny Toia Orlando City SC Option Decline
Johan Venegas Minnesota United FC Out of Contract
David Villa New York City FC Out of Contract
Jose Villarreal Orlando City SC Option Decline
Jared Watts Houston Dynamo Option Decline
Travis Worra D.C. United Out of Contract
Joshua Yaro Philadelphia Union Option Decline

Draft Order

  1. San Jose Earthquakes
  2. Orlando City SC
  3. Colorado Rapids
  4. Chicago Fire
  5. Toronto FC
  6. Minnesota United FC
  7. Houston Dynamo
  8. New England Revolution
  9. Montreal Impact
  10. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  11. LA Galaxy
  12. Philadelphia Union
  13. D.C. United
  14. FC Dallas
  15. LAFC
  16. Real Salt Lake
  17. Columbus Crew SC
  18. New York City FC
  19. Seattle Sounders FC
  20. Sporting Kansas City
  21. New York Red Bulls
  22. Portland Timbers
  23. Atlanta United
  24. FC Cincinnati
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