MLS Re-Entry Draft

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Grella, Mears chosen in first stage of MLS Re-Entry Draft

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The first stage of the 2017 Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft took place on Friday afternoon with two teams adding faces to their respective rosters.

Defender Tyrone Mears and forward Mike Grella were the only two names called, being chosen by Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids, respectively.

A look at the most interesting players available in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft

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After a painfully uneventful first stage a week ago, the MLS Re-Entry Draft returns on Thursday with the second stage.

The same list of players are eligible to be selected, and the same order has been retained, with the Chicago Fire picking first and Minnesota United last. Players who are chosen during the second stage are able to negotiate new deals, unlike those picked in the first stage.

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.

A closer look at the 2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft

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Free agency may be the new, cool kid on the block, but the Re-Entry Draft is still the old reliable neighbor that you can count on.

The MLS offseason is officially underway, and although much of the buzz is about the league's initial free agency class, the true player mechanism for bolsteringrosters with proven talent is the Re-Entry Draft.

Philadelphia Union select midfielder Corben Bone in Re-Entry Draft

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The Union selected former Wake Forest and Chicago Fire midfielder Corben Bone in this afternoon's MLS Re-Entry Draft. Bone, 25, has played sparingly for Chicago in his 4 seasons in Major League Soccer.

With the sixth pick in today's MLS Re-Entry Draft, the Philadelphia Union selected former Generation Adidas midfielder Corben Bone.

Chicago Fire’s Roster: Who’s in? Who’s out? Who makes what?

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This guy may or may not be standing in this room next year. Who are the others? (photo:

To the best of his ability, OTF editor Scott Fenwick opens up his spreadsheet to show you Chicago Fire's roster and budget numbers, both then and now...

Frank Yallop's made some impactful roster decisions already during his short tenure and cleared a substantial amount of salary cap space.

FC Dallas Plans on Being Active in Phase Two of MLS Re-Entry Draft

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Phase One of the MLS Re-Entry Draft came and went last Friday with nary a whimper from FC Dallas or the rest of the league for that matter as former Dallas striker Maicon Santos was the lone player taken in last Friday's proceedings as he went to FCD's Brimstone Cup rival the Chicago Fire.

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First phase of MLS Re-Entry Draft set for today (several players missing from original list)

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Teams hoping to land a quality player in today's MLS Re-Entry Draft, the first phase of a two draft re-entry process, will find the selection much smaller than what was initially released by Major League Soccer earlier this week.

Several top options have been removed from the initial list, and won't be available in today's draft, including the likes of Marvell Wynne, Tony Tchani, Justin Mapp and Rodney Wallace.

Toronto FC

MLS Ticker: Beitashour, MacMath traded before MLS Re-Entry Draft, and more

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Steven Beitashour will stay in Canada next season, but he'll be donning a different color jersey.

According to TSN, the 28-year-old right back will be leaving the Vancouver Whitecaps and heading to Toronto FC. The Iranian international has reportedly been acquired by TFC ahead of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Friday.

Danny Califf ends up nowhere but Toronto

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"Hello Anywhere But!"  If this move works out then it may be one of the more shrewd bits of business that Toronto FC has pulled off in recent history. If it goes pear-shaped then it could mark the introduction to the next disgruntled member of your Eff Cees. With the 1st Overall pick in today's MLS Re-Entry Draft (Round 2: Electric Boogaloo) The Reds selected CB Danny Califf - that same Danny Califf who famously begged Philadelphia not to trade him to Toronto last summer.

The Rest

FC Dallas adds Urruti, Sporting KC selects Kann in Re-Entry Draft

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FC Dallas made it clear on Friday that it had a plan in mind by trading up to acquire the first overall selection in the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

That plan turned out to be selecting Maximiliano Urruti.

In Phase 1 of the Re-Entry Draft, FC Dallas nabbed Urruti, the Portland Timbers forward and MLS champion who was only one of two selections on the day.