Welcome North American soccer nerds to the second stage of what we know as the MLS Re Entry draft, a process confusing to even the most tuned in of MLS hardcore. To most, the Re Entry draft may appear to be one of 32 off season drafts in Major League Soccer. To to those that love MLS, they understand that today is about their team picking up an overpriced, experienced(usually) MLS vet to send their potential MLS Cup contender over the top.
Looking back on last years transactions during Stage 2 of the Re Entry draft, it appears today could be loads of fun. Players like Juan Pablo Angel, Jimmy Conrad, Frankie Hejduk , Jeff Cunningham, Tyrone Marshall, Josh Wolff, Joseph Ngwenya, Fred, and Ryan Cochrane were all selected.
The Re Entry draft is taking place today at 2 pm, and you can follow along at MLSsoccer.com with their draft tracker. In Stage 1 of the draft, only three players were selected: Alvarez, Mendes, and Borman. But as stated before, I'm expecting today to be a lot more lively.
Also a positive is that TFC isn't losing anyone today. We lost Borman in Stage 1, so that was a big enough loss in itself. (Kidding, but still a little bitter about what we got in return for Dero.
There are a couple players that definitely stand out right away as players that could improve a team. Here's my short list of guys that light up the Re Entry Draft list.:
Peter Vagenas, M- Whitecaps FC ( I really want Peter to be picked up by Montreal, because this would be like his 7th year going to another expansion team.)
Greg Janicki, D- Whitecaps FC
Nate Jaqua, F- Sounders FC
Jacob Peterson, M- San Jose Earthquakes (I really want Montreal, or Vancouver to pick Peterson, because then he'll retire or something like that. Because that's what all the cool American kids are threatening these days.)
Stefani Miglioranzi, M- Philadelphia Union
Ryan Cochrane, D- New England Revolution (Take one look at his stache and tell me he's not worth signing.)
Ryan Pore, M- Montreal Impact (Still a little confused on why Pore was left out by the Impact.)
Eddie Robinson, D - Houston Dynamo
Maicon Santos, F - FC Dallas (I could see Maicon bouncing around MLS for the rest of his career, as sad as I am to say that. When settled, he can really added to the lineup, but not you're go to guy and really not a striker you build around.)
Maykel Galindo, F - FC Dallas
Joseph Ngwenya, F - DC United
Steve Cronin, GK - DC United
So there's the best bet in Stage 2 of the Re Entry draft, but you're probably wondering who chooses when. So below I have listed the Draft order. Of note, Whitecaps get first crack, TFC is 3rd, and the Montreal Impact are last.
Re Entry Draft Selection Order
- Seattle Sounders FC *Swapped with Whitecaps
- New England Revolution
- Toronto FC
- Chivas USA
- San Jose Earthquakes
- D.C. United
- Portland Timbers
- Chicago Fire
- Columbus Crew
- FC Dallas
- New York Red Bulls
- Philadelphia Union
- Colorado Rapids
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC *Swapped with Sounders
- Sporting Kansas City
- Real Salt Lake
- Houston Dynamo
- LA Galaxy
- Montreal Impact