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MLS releases player list for 2017 Re-Entry Draft

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D.C. United picks second in tomorrow's Stage 1

MLS has revealed the list of eligible players for the 2017 Re-Entry Draft. The event begins at 3:00pm tomorrow, with the 23 teams in the league able to select from a list of 59 players that are not eligible for the league's version of free agency, either due to their option being declined or being out of contract.

A Look at the Failure that Was the First MLS Free Agent Signing

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During the most recent collective bargaining between the MLS players union and the league, one of the big points that the players were fighting for was free agency within the league as when players contracts expire the team they were with could make them a "bona fide" offer and retain their MLS rights.

D.C. United should take some interest in MLS's inaugural free agent pool

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It's not a thrilling bunch of free agents, but the Black-and-Red could find some solid contributors nonetheless.

Major League Soccer is debuting its version of free agency this offseason. It's a heavily restricted version of free agency, of course: Players must be 28 or older, and must have 8 seasons of time in MLS (consecutive or not), while teams can sign a maximum of two players from the free agent pool.

Who Are The Best Players & Best Values in MLS Free Agency, Re-Entry

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Evaluating players is a messy thing. With MLS's first Free Agency class nowavailable for purchase and MLS's yearly Re-EntryRound 2 Draft beginningtomorrow (Thursday, 12/17), itisworth looking at who's available...and who's worth being available.

I'musing the same data I've usedpreviously to look at player performance: The OPTA-based Squawkarating system and MLS Player Salary information.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-15-15

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Yesterday may not have been a busy news day but it was a historic one. Justin Mapp has earned the distinction of being the first ever MLS free agent to sign. Mapp signed for Sporting Kansas city. Check out that and much more news below.

MLS: 5 players that need to be called up to the US Men's National Team in 2016 | Yahoo Sports:

A nice speculation piece by Yahoo Sports on which players they think should be called up to the United States Men's National team.

Sporting KC Sign Justin Mapp as League's First Free Agency Signing

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Sporting KC made MLS history today making the first MLS free agent signing under the new CBA's rules that grant free agency to MLS players out of contract who meet age (28) and experience (8) requirements. The team announced today that they'd signed midfielder Justin Mapp, who last played with the Montreal Impact.

MLS free agency process shows strengths and weaknesses

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At long last, MLS has free agency. Or at least some semblance of it.

MLS officiallyintroduced free agency into its offseason agenda this month, marking the first time that the player acquisition mechanism was usedin the league's 20-year history.

Who Should The Portland Timbers Look at in the Re-Entry Draft?

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The usual milestones for the Major League Soccer offseason are already flying by in the days after the Portland Timbers WON THE MLS CUP. Yesterday saw every team except the Colorado Rapids pass in the MLS Waiver Draft, while today will see the first round of the Re-Entry Draft, the dispersal mechanism for those players not tenured enough for Free Agency, held at noon.

Ranking the Free Agents: Whom Should Seattle Target?

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All 27 MLS Free Agents, ranked from best to worst. Who should Seattle target? Who could contribute to the 2016 season?

The offseason kicked off fast and hard with the ever-exciting Waiver Draft, which saw fan-favorite Micheal Azira pack his bags to the tropical clime of Colorado. Friday brings on the always popular Re-Entry Draft 1, with RED2 coming next week.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-9-15

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Hey Union fans. After saying good-bye to so many Union players yesterday I think it's safe to say that the Earnie Stewart era has officially begun. Time to see what potential fruit it may bear. Check out today's hottest links below.

MLS 101: How does free agency work? | FOX Sports:
Clubs and players are grappling with limited free agency for the first time this year.

Fire notebook - MLS draft season begins

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Now that MLS Cup has put the finishing touch on the 2015 MLS season it's time to start preparing for next year. There isn't much down time in the off season with training camps set to begin at the end of next month. The Waiver Draft will take place on Wednesday, followed by the first stage of Re-Entry on Friday.

Mike Magee, Ricardo Clark headline first MLS free agency class

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Major League Soccer finally has free agency, at least in some form, and the first players to benefit from the new free agent designation were identified on Monday, with Mike Magee, Ricardo Clark and Ned Grabavoy among the more intriguing options for teams looking to sign veteran players who have no ties to their former teams.

Important Dynamo Offseason Dates

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Buckle in, folks, it's going to be a rebuilding year. Below is your guide to the Houston Dynamo off-season, with how and when they can acquire some new impact players.

2015 was a disappointing year for Houston Dynamo fans, but hope springs eternal, and there's always next year. But if the Dynamo want to compete in 2016 in a crowded Western Conference, they're going to have to make some moves to improve the club.

Sounders 2015 offseason calendar

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With the SuperDraft and coming Champions League action, there's no time to mourn.

As with every year, the North-er North American soccer offseason has come too soon. But you don't watch MLS for the commercial breaks and cheerleader timeouts. No, you love this league because it's always going!

MLS offseason dates for player acquisition; or, making D.C. United better

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The offseason is here, and December will be a busy month

Now that D.C. United is officially in offseason mode, there are dates for all of Major League Soccer's offseason activities to plot on the calendar. The league's byzantine processes, drafts, and machinations can be confusing to even a seasoned MLS viewer, so we've broken down the entire offseason for you.

MLS announces offseason schedule

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While the 2015 MLS season has yet to reach its conclusion, the league has revealed the details surrounding the offseason that will precede the 2016 campaign.

MLS announced the 2016 offseason schedule on Thursday, revealing the key dates surrounding the build up to next season. The offseason will be the first to feature a form of free agency, which will seeplayers28 years of age and older with eight years of MLS service who are out of contract have the freedom to negotiate a new contract with any club.

Key Offseason Dates Announced

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MLS released its master list of key offseason dates on Thursday, with a number ofimportant announcements including the first listof free agents immediately following theMLS Cup final.

Among the key dates:the announcement of all players eligible for free agency on Dec.

MLS releases new roster rules, with free agency but few other changes

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MLS released its roster rules today, with free agency but few other changes

For the first 59 days of the MLS season, the league has been operating with published rules as to the composition of rosters, the methods of player acquisition, and the mechanics for entering and leaving the league.

D.C. United may have the Most Free Agents at the End of 2015

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Stipulations of course, but the (potential) departures could be significant.

Some of you may have been watching D.C. United get eliminated from CONCACAF Champions League play Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. Others still may have seen it on television. But in case you missed it, Major League Soccer's owners and Players' Union agreed to a framework for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The five-year CBA deal in MLS is an important step to ensuring future growth

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Barely 48 hours before Chicago takes on the LA Galaxy in Carson, MLS and the Major League Soccer Players Association have agreed to a five-year long Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just two days ago, it looked like this deal would never materialize, and the spin being leaked to the media was that a strike was imminent.

The five-year CBA deal in MLS is an important step to ensuring future growth

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Barely 48 hours before Chicago takes on the LA Galaxy in Carson, MLS and the Major League Soccer Players Association have agreed to a five-year long Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just two days ago, it looked like this deal would never materialize, and the spin being leaked to the media was that a strike was imminent.

MLS players should take free agency deal that’s on the table; By Steve Davis

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It may not feel like it, but the players have already "won" in the ongoing labor negotiations, which remain stalled (as of Wednesday mid-day at least; things are moving fast) and now threaten to delay the start of Major League Soccer's 20th season.

They may not love the deal they eventually get.

MLS players should take free agency deal that’s on the table; By Steve Davis

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It may not feel like it, but the players have already "won" in the ongoing labor negotiations, which remain stalled (as of Wednesday mid-day at least; things are moving fast) and now threaten to delay the start of Major League Soccer's 20th season.

They may not love the deal they eventually get.

The Players Win Financially, As They Play Reform Minded Fans for Fools

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The Major League Soccer Players Union likely lost their war with ownership just over 30 days ago. The Collective Bargaining Agreement expired yet the players continue to train. The clubs signed players, waived players, and worked players. The US soccer ecology did not cease. Preseason matches went forward and the.

Freedom Kicks for 12 February 2015: Free Agency, demographics, and cheese

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There's a war of words happening in Canada, and it revolves around cheese.

D.C. United is now in Austin, with another preseason game coming tomorrow. It is exactly two weeks until D.C. United goes to Costa Rica for the Concacaf Champions League. It is Freedom Kicks.

After orchestrating DC's defensive turnaround, assistant Enzo Concina hoping to do same with Montreal Impact | MLSsoccer.

Start to 2015 MLS season hinges on solving the free agency dilemma

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Lost in the news of major DP signings and the Frank Lampard fiasco is MLS' ongoing CBA negotiations. Now as teams begin preparations for the 2015 season, the war of words has begun on both sides. MLS' current structure is by no means perfect, even if the discussion on single-entity is avoided entirely.

Start to 2015 MLS season hinges on solving the free agency dilemma

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Lost in the news of major DP signings and the Frank Lampard fiasco is MLS' ongoing CBA negotiations. Now as teams begin preparations for the 2015 season, the war of words has begun on both sides. MLS' current structure is by no means perfect, even if the discussion on single-entity is avoided entirely.

Portland Timbers Pass in Stage 2, but Lovel Palmer and Stephen Keel Off to New Homes

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With stage 2 of the Re-Entry Draft, MLS teams were able to select players who were released by their clubs earlier this month and renegotiate their contracts down from their current salaries. It's pretty much MLS's answer to "free agency" within the league as players still don't have free movement between clubs.

The Playoff Race

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Major League Soccer hasn't been shy about considering anything short of free agency, and that includes regular tweaks to its playoff format. The equation they're trying to master is one that equals a meaningful playoff race involving multiple teams in late September and early October. What they've regularly gotten is teams still mathematically capable of making the playoffs over the last few weeks of the season and the occasional already eliminated team ruining someone else's.

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Sporting Lose Peterson to Atlanta

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Sporting Kansas City continued the makeover of their wings today as 2016's second leading scorer, Jacob Peterson is leaving the club to join expansion side, Atlanta United. Peterson was a free agent in MLS terms being over 28 with eight years of experience in the league, meaning he was free to sign with any club in the league.

Sporting Lose Peterson to Atlanta

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Sporting Kansas City continued the makeover of their wings today as 2016's second leading scorer, Jacob Peterson is leaving the club to join expansion side, Atlanta United. Peterson was a free agent in MLS terms being over 28 with eight years of experience in the league, meaning he was free to sign with any club in the league.

TFC bolster backline with signing of Drew Moor

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Following seven seasons as a member of the Colorado Rapids, Drew Moor will now look to add some much-needed stability to the Toronto FC defense.

TFC announced on Wednesday that the club has signed the former Rapids captain. Moor's signing makes the 31-year-old the second player to take advantage of the league's new form of free agency following the signing of Justin Mapp by Sporting Kansas City.

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Free Agent and Re-Entry Draft List Released

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MLS today released the lists for the league's first ever free agency along with the list of players that will be available for Friday's first stage of the re-entry draft.

Twenty-six players are eligible for free agency and are free to negotiate with any team. Players must be at least 28 years old and have played in the league for at least eight seasons to be eligible for free agency, one Sporting KC player is included in that list this year, midfielder Paulo Nagamura.

Revs Trio Set for Re-Entry Draft

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Veteran defenders Kevin Alston and Jeremy Hall, along with midfielder Andy Dorman, are among 60 players eligible for the Re-Entry Draft after the league announced the master list on Monday.

Alston and Hall both had their club options declined last month, while Dorman's contract expired during the offseason.

The Rest

Tough offseason decisions still to come for the Houston Dynamo

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The Dynamo have done well to start the 2017-2018 offseason, but now they face tougher decisions.

The offseason has treated the Houston Dynamo well thus far. They re-upped Alberth Elis and Juan David Cabezas on full transfers, crucial successes that reaffirm their 2017 core, and they re-signed Eric Alexander just before free agency hit full gear.

DC United Eyes MLS Free Agents and Re-Entry Players

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With Chris Pontius seemingly gone to Philly and only Lamar Neagle rumored to be on the way, DC United will be in the market for upgrades in outside midfield...

Fire changes continue - 9 player options declined, 4 renewed

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The Fire announced today that nine players have had their options declined for next season. Among those are Adailton, Jon Busch, Razvan Cocis, Greg Cochrane, Jason Johnson, Alec Kann, Jeff Larentowicz, Lovel Palmer, and Chris Ritter. The loan deal for Daneil Cyrus has expired. In addition to those ten, there are also three players out of contract.

Seattle Reign sign four free agents: Kate Deines, Jess Fishlock, Tiffany Cameron, Lindsay Taylor

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As expected, former Sounders Women and University of Washington standout Kate Deines was among the four players signed by the Seattle Reign when free agency opened on Monday. The 23-year-old was joined by Welsh captain Jess Fishlock, Canadian international Tiffany Cameron and two-time All-American LIndsay Taylor.

NWSL Rosters Set at 20 Players Per Club; Plus More Info

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The Equalizer, a news site cover all manners of the women's game, has revealed some additional information about the upcoming NWSL league and the nitty-gritty of each team's roster. According to them, each team's roster will be limited to only 20 players, though I wouldn't be surprised if a maximum of 22 was allowed.

Richard Jefferson Re-Signs With the Spurs

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Richard Jefferson shocked the basketball world when he opted out of his contract that would have paid him more than $15 million next season. On Wednesday, Jefferson decided to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs and received a four-year, $38.8 million contract.

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When Jefferson initially opted out, everyone thought he was crazy.