December 3, 2012
Red Bulls' Gaudette, Keel are eligible
Two Red Bulls will be part of the Major League Soccer re-entry draft this Friday.
They are goalkeeper Bill Gaudette and defender Stephen Keel, who had their option declined for the 2013 season.
Former Red Bulls who also will be in the draft include Chivas USA striker Juan Pablo Angel (out of contract), Columbus Crew midfielder Tony Tchani (option declined), Colorado Rapids defenders Hunter Freeman (option declined) and Marvell Wynee (option declined), Sporting Kansas City midfielder Luke Sassano (option declined), LA Galaxy defender Andrew Boyens (option declined), San Jose Earthquakes defenders Tim Ward (out of contract) and Ramiro Corrales (option declined) and Toronto FC defender-midfielder Jeremy Hall.
Clubs still can sign their re-entry Process eligible players through 5 p.m. ET on Friday. Eligible players also can opt out of the re-entry process between now and 5 p.m. ET on Friday.
The Stage One draft of the process will take place on Friday at 3 p.m. ET and the Stage Two draft will take place on Friday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. ET. The two drafts will take place via teleconference with all 19 clubs represented. MLS will release the results following each of the calls.
Both drafts will be conducted in the same order as the traditional waiver draft.
Clubs must exercise the option for, or extend a bonafide offer to, all players selected in Stage One. Players that were out of contract can either accept or reject the bonafide Offer. Should a player reject the offer, the drafting club will hold the right of first refusal for that player in MLS. Players with option years left on their contract will automatically be added to the drafting club’s roster.