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MLS Waiver Draft list released; Okwuonu, Kavita, Welshman eligible

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RSL made three available, but don’t expect much movement overall.

MLS: LA Galaxy at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Real Salt Lake has three players available for tomorrow’s MLS Waiver Draft: Boyd Okwuonu, Phanuel Kavita, and Emery Welshman.

Okwuonu and Kavita could both provide attractive, affordable options. Both are available by virtue of having been waived (obviously, I suppose) and not being eligible for the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

Welshman made no appearances for Real Salt Lake in 2016 after undergoing back-to-back surgeries; Kavita and Okwuonu made one and two appearances, respectively.

The MLS Waiver Draft takes place tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Below is the full list of options. Should Real Salt Lake look at any of these players? Some could provide cheap, effective options — others simply might be too expensive.

2016 MLS Waiver Draft

2016 TEAM PLAYER 2016 Salary
2016 TEAM PLAYER 2016 Salary
Atlanta United Burgos, Efrain 62,508.00
Chicago Fire Morell, Alex
Chicago Fire Ramos, Rodrigo 84,000.00
Chicago Fire Thiam, Khaly 149,000.00
Colorado Rapids St. Ledger, Sean 194,375.00
Columbus Crew SC Mabwati, Cedric 263,350.00
Columbus Crew SC Pacifici, Matt 51,499.92
FC Dallas David, Aubrey 83,674.67
FC Dallas Getterson 174,500.00
FC Dallas Herman, Ryan 62,508.00
FC Dallas Lizarazo, Carlos 130,633.00
FC Dallas Oritz, Juan 204,500.00
Houston Dynamo Ibeagha, Sebastien 62,500.00
Houston Dynamo Lovejoy, Rob 52,500.00
Houston Dynamo Steinberger, Zack 79,250.00
Montreal Impact Ontivero, Lucas 440,000.00
New England Revolution McCrary, Jordan 62,500.00
New York City FC Bravo, Federico 110,000.00
New York City FC Martinez, Diego 135,000.00
New York City FC Mendoza, Stiven 207,276.00
New York Red Bulls Wright-Phillips, Shaun 125,500.00
Orlando City SC Baptista, Julio 90,000.00
Philadelphia Union Conceicao Benedito, Anderson 174,166.67
Philadelphia Union Jones, Matt 80,625.00
Philadelphia Union Missimo, Cole 51,500.00
Philadelphia Union Restrepo, Walter 139,500.00
Philadelphia Union Washington, Taylor 51,500.00
Portland Timbers Besler, Nick 62,500.00
Portland Timbers Polk, Ben 68,750.00
Portland Timbers Thoma, Andy 64,000.00
Real Salt Lake Kavita, Phanny 51,500.00
Real Salt Lake Okwuonu, Boyd 86,000.00
Real Salt Lake Welshman, Emery 62,500.00
San Jose Earthquakes Emeghara, Innocent 1,300,000.00
San Jose Earthquakes Goitom, Henok 729,300.00
San Jose Earthquakes Quintero, Alberto 190,717.00
Seattle Sounders FC Jones, Darwin 68,750.00
Seattle Sounders FC Lyon, Charlie 52,500.00
Sporting Kansas City Alvarado, Ever 75,166.71
Sporting Kansas City Appiah, Emmanuel 51,499.92
Sporting Kansas City Coelho, Nuno 412,500.00
Sporting Kansas City Hallisey, Connor 76,750.00
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Smith, Jordan 122,743.00
MLS Soccer

RSL Soapbox will have full coverage of tomorrow’s Waiver Draft, but don’t expect too much movement. In 2012, the club selected Cole Grossman from Columbus Crew. Last year, only one player was selected in the draft.

In 2015, only one Real Salt Lake player was available through the waiver draft: Demar Phillips.