Real Salt Lake has 6 players eligible for the Major League Soccer Re-Entry draft

So the list of players who will be eligible for selection in the re-entry drafts has been released, there are 6 RSL players on the list:

Now the name that jumps out at everyone is Andy, he is out of contract and RSL GM made the following statement about Andy:
"Although Andy is eligible for the Re-entry draft based upon his years of service in the league and the fact that his existing MLS contract expires at the end of the year, we are in ongoing discussions with him and we are hopeful that he might remain part of RSL."

I believe that a new deal will be agreed to with Andy to keep him a part of the RSL family, but it is all about the details. People should remember that teams still have until Friday to continue working on deals with players outside of the re-entry process, so this means new contracts, trades, and whatever else MLS teams can come up with are still on the table for the rest of the week.

None of these are things that surprise me in any way and are part of trying to manage a team both on the pitch and as a business.

The complete list of players eligible for Selection (as of today) in the Re-Entry draft process after the jump:

2011 Club

Player Name

Position

Years of MLS Experience

Contract Status

Chicago Fire

Conway, Jon

GK

12

OPTION DECLINED

Chicago Fire

Dufty, Alec

GK

3

OPTION DECLINED

Chicago Fire

Husidic, Baggio

M

3

OPTION DECLINED

Chivas USA

Boyens, Andrew

D

5

OPTION DECLINED

Chivas USA

Chijindu, Chukwudi

M/F

3

OPTION DECLINED

Chivas USA

Elliott, Simon

M

9

OUT OF CONTRACT

Chivas USA

Jazic, Ante

D

6

OPTION DECLINED

Chivas USA

Thornton, Zach

GK

16

OPTION DECLINED

Chivas USA

Trujillo, Mariano

M

3

OPTION DECLINED

Colorado Rapids

Holody, Mike

D

3

OPTION DECLINED

Columbus Crew

Burns, Kevin

M

4

OPTION DECLINED

Columbus Crew

Cunningham, Jeff

F

14

OPTION DECLINED

D.C. United

Barklage Brandon

M

3

OPTION DECLINED

D.C. United

Burch, Marc

D

6

OPTION DECLINED

D.C. United

Cronin, Steve

GK

7

OPTION DECLINED

D.C. United

McTavish, Devon

D

6

OPTION DECLINED

D.C. United

Morsink, Kurt

M

5

OPTION DECLINED

D.C. United

Ngwenya, Joseph

F

6

OPTION DECLINED

D.C. United

Quaranta, Santino

M

11

OPTION DECLINED

D.C. United

Simms, Clyde

M

7

OPTION DECLINED

D.C. United

Zayner, Jed

D

6

OPTION DECLINED

FC Dallas

Galindo Maykel

D

5

OPTION DECLINED

FC Dallas

Santos, Maicon

M

3

OPTION DECLINED

Houston Dynamo

Boswell, Bobby

D

7

OPTION DECLINED

Houston Dynamo

Freeman, Hunter

D

6

OPTION DECLINED

Houston Dynamo

Garey, Jason

F

6

OPTION DECLINED

Houston Dynamo

Robinson, Eddie

D

11

OPTION DECLINED

Houston Dynamo

Weaver, Cam

F

3

OPTION DECLINED

LA Galaxy

Cristman, Adam

M

5

OPTION DECLINED

LA Galaxy

Hejduk, Frankie

D

9

OPTION DECLINED

LA Galaxy

Kirovski, Jovan

F

8

OUT OF CONTRACT

LA Galaxy

Robinson, Dasan

D

5

OPTION DECLINED

League Pool Goalkeeper

Sharpe, Chris

GK

5

OPTION DECLINED

Montreal Impact

Pore, Ryan

M

5

OPTION DECLINED

Montreal Impact

Sutton, Greg

GK

7

OPTION DECLINED

New England Revolution

Cochrane, Ryan

D

8

OPTION DECLINED

New England Revolution

Dube, Mikhokheli

F

4

OPTION DECLINED

New England Revolution

Phelan, Pat

M

4

OPTION DECLINED

New York Red Bulls

Albright, Chris

D

13

OPTION DECLINED

New York Red Bulls

Condoul, Bouna

GK

7

OPTION DECLINED

New York Red Bulls

Mendes, Carlos

D

7

OPTION DECLINED

Philadelphia Union

Harrison, Chase

GK

4

OPTION DECLINED

Philadelphia Union

Miglioranzi, Stefani

M

6

OPTION DECLINED

Portland Timbers

Brown, Adin

GK

6

OPTION DECLINED

Portland Timbers

Lopez, Rodrigo

M

4

OPTION DECLINED

Portland Timbers

Lowry, Peter

M

4

OPTION DECLINED

Real Salt Lake

Alexandre, Jean

M

3

OPTION DECLINED

Real Salt Lake

Alvarez, Arturo

M/F

9

OUT OF CONTRACT

Real Salt Lake

Blake Wagner

M

4

OPTION DECLINED

Real Salt Lake

Gonzalez, Nelson

M/F

3

OPTION DECLINED

Real Salt Lake

McKenzie, Rauwshan

D

4

OPTION DECLINED

Real Salt Lake

Williams, Andy

M

14

OUT OF CONTRACT

San Jose Earthquakes

Convey, Bobby

D/M

8

OPTION DECLINED

San Jose Earthquakes

Leitch, Chris

D

10

OPTION DECLINED

San Jose Earthquakes

Moreira, Andre Luiz

M

3

OPTION DECLINED

San Jose Earthquakes

Peterson, Jacob

M

6

OPTION DECLINED

San Jose Earthquakes

Sealy, Scott

F

7

OPTION DECLINED

San Jose Earthquakes

Weber, Andrew

GK

4

OPTION DECLINED

Seattle Sounders FC

Boss, Terry

GK

4

OPTION DECLINED

Seattle Sounders FC

Graham, Taylor

D

7

OPTION DECLINED

Seattle Sounders FC

Jaqua, Nate

F

9

OPTION DECLINED

Seattle Sounders FC

Noonan, Pat

F

9

OPTION DECLINED

Sporting Kansas City

Sassano, Luke

M

4

OPTION DECLINED

Sporting Kansas City

Thomas, Shavar

D

9

OPTION DECLINED

Toronto FC

Borman, Danleigh

D

4

OUT OF CONTRACT

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Cannon, Joe

GK

14

OPTION DECLINED

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Janicki, Greg

D

3

OPTION DECLINED

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Leathers, Jonathan

D

4

OUT OF CONTRACT

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Nolly, Jay

GK

4

OPTION DECLINED

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Thorrington, John

M

7

OPTION DECLINED

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vagenas, Peter

M

12

OPTION DECLINED

There are a lot of interesting options on that list and I have to believe the re-entry process will probably be a very active one, again the rules are fairly simple for the re-entry process:

The 2011 Re-Entry Process will commence after MLS Cup. The priority order for the Re-Entry Draft is reverse order of finish in 2011, taking into account playoff performance.

Available to all teams in Stage 1 of the Re-Entry draft will be:

  1. Players who are at least 23 years old and have a minimum of three years experience in MLS whose options were not exercised by their clubs (available at option salary for 2012).
  2. 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 (available for at least their 2011 salary).
  3. Players who are at least 30 years old with a minimum of eight years of MLS experience who are out of contract and whose club does not wish to re-sign them (available for at least 105% of their 2011 salary).

Players who are not selected in Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft will be made available in Stage 2. Clubs selecting players in Stage 2 will negotiate a new salary with the player.

Players who remain unselected after Stage 2 will be available to any MLS club on a first come, first serve basis.
mlssoccer.com

So in round one the teams must negotiate in good faith based on a players current contract and wage, in the second round the negotiations start from zero, and outside of the re-entry draft it becomes a free for all with new deals and no draft order.

It should be an exciting week.

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