Garbiel Gomez is one of the more interesting names available in the waiver draft. - Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
MLS will conduct a waiver draft today at 3:30 with Toronto holding the first selection. The draft will include players waived by clubs that are not eligible for the re-entry draft. Toronto FC has elected to pass on their selection.
It was announced earlier today that MLS would conduct a waiver draft today at 3:30 eastern. The draft will take place via conference call with a list of available players expected to be released shortly. What we know so far is that the draft will include any waived players who do not qualify for the re-entry draft and that Toronto will have first pick based on their last place finish.
The following list are the players who are going to be available according to MLSSoccer.com in the draft this afternoon:
Goalkeepers (3): Ian Hogg (Portland), Bryan Sylvestre (Vancouver), Jeremy Vuolo (NY Red Bulls), Bill Gaudette (NY Red Bulls)
Defenders (11): Jonathan Borrajo (NY Red Bulls), Cyprian Hedrick (Sporting KC), Flo Lechner (New England), Alex Lee (FC Dallas), Porfirio Lopez (Philadelphia), Neven Markovic (Sporting KC), Carlos Rodriguez (FC Dallas), Tyler Ruthven (NY Red Bulls), Nemanja Vukovic (Columbus Crew), Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC), Luis Zapata (Colorado Rapids)
Midfielders (14): Freddie Braun (Portland), Julio Cesar (Sporting KC), Oscar Cordon (Toronto FC), Edu (Colorado Rapids), Gabriel Gomez (Philadelphia), Cole Grossman (Columbus Crew), Evan James (Montreal Impact), Bryan Leyva (FC Dallas), Nico Muniz (Real Salt Lake), Alec Purdie (New England), Jan Gunnar Solli (NY Red Bulls), Teemu Tainio (NY Red Bulls), Tiago Ulisses (Vancouver), Konrad Warzycha (Sporting KC)
Forwards (14): Jose Angulo (NY Red Bulls), Jhonny Arteaga (NY Red Bulls), Etienne Barbara (Vancouver), Blake Brettschneider (New England), Sercan Guvenisic (San Jose), Corey Hertzog (NY Red Bulls), Matias Jara (FC Dallas), Nicholas Lindsay (Toronto FC), Ruben Luna (FC Dallas), Keith Makabuya (Toronto FC), Charles Renken (Portland), Michael Roach (New England), Olman Vargas (Columbus Crew), Krystian Witkowski (Philadelphia)
The list includes former Toronto FC players Dicoy Williams, Oscar Cordon, Nicholas Lindsay and Keith Makabuya who were all recently waived by the club. That means that both Adrian Cann and Ty Harden will be made available in the re-entry draft later on in the offseason.
The list is not filled with all that many eye catching names but their are certainly a few players in the bunch that might be worth Toronto at least taking the time to consider picking up.
Toronto FC has confirmed that they elected not to select anyone in the waiver draft and instead have passed on their first overall selection.