MLS Re-Entry Process: Toronto FC expose Avila, Cann, Hall, Harden, Wiedeman

Not Avila's best look. And hey, it's Conor Casey, he's available as well. Not Terry, he's safe. - Abelimages

The drafts just keep on coming in MLS. This week and next it's the Re-entry Process, involving 2 drafts! Today we learnt who'll be available from all the teams. There were no real surprises for Toronto FC, who added 3 names to the previously announced cuts.

The Re-Entry Process (all caps copied faithfully from mlssoccer.com), a draft so good they actually do it twice. First up, this Friday at 3pm, there's what MLS is awkwardly calling the Stage One draft of the Re-Entry Process (again all caps faithfully copied etc etc). where one man's overpaid trash is another man's priced just right treasure.

Anyone picked in the Stage One draft generally has to be paid full price. From MLSSoccer.com:

Clubs must exercise the option for, or extend a Bona Fide Offer to, all players selected in Stage 1. Players that were out of contract may either accept or reject the Bona Fide 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.

Clear as mud. The Stage Two draft, next Friday is where most of the action will happen as clubs are free to renegotiate with any of their picks, with no obligation to keep them if a deal can't be reached. Anyone who passes through both Stages of the Process is then free to go back to their original club at a lower rate if they and their club want. In both Stages, TFC will get the dubious honour of picking first due to this season's suckfest, so if there's anyone they really want, there's no deals to be made or anxious waiting to be done. It's a shop, they can go out and take what they want.

The full list of 67 available players is at the bottom of the page, there's some interesting names for sure, but that's an article for another day. As for TFC, well added to Adrian Cann and Ty Harden, announced a while back along with those eligible for the earlier Waiver Draft (it's MLS, don't ask me to explain, not sure I can), were 3 more of 2012's underacheivers, Eric Avila, Jeremy Hall and Andrew Wiedeman.

Avila is no surprise as he and Mariner obviously haven't got along, and it seems like Mariner's last slap will be the slap right out of the club.

Jeremy Hall? Well his playing time certainly suggested Mariner rated him, or at least trusted him, and given he can cover both full back positions and play in midfield, all to a certain level of mediocrity, he definitely has some value. Not $149,000 worth of value though, so this is a good decision in a cap based world.

Andrew Wiedeman? Well, he now of course officially becomes 'the best Re-Entry draftee of the modern era'. He's a shining example of the unintended consequences of the Generation Adidas programme for those that don't develop as may have been expected. With a wage that's way over what he'd be making without Adidas' help, once that status runs out, well this is the natural place for this type of player.

All 3 of them could end up being taken in Stage Two, they all offer certain things that can be useful at the right price. I imagine it's the last we'll see of them in Toronto Red, though I could see Hall or Wiedeman being given another shot by management at the right price.

Anyway, thanks to all 3 for their efforts, here's the full list of players released. Check out Colorado, they're really trying to get that 'old TFC players' stench out.

Players Eligible for Participation in the Re-Entry Process (alphabetical by club):

CHI

Jay Nolly

Option Declined

CHI

Gonzalo Segares

Option Declined

CHI

Corben Bone

Option Declined

CHV

Juan Pablo Ángel

Out of Contract

CHV

Peter Vagenas

Out of Contract

CHV

Danny Califf

Option Declined

CHV

Moreno, Alejandro

Option Declined

CLB

Birchall, Chris

Option Declined

CLB

Hesmer, Will

Option Declined

CLB

James, Julius

Option Declined

CLB

Tchani, Tony

Option Declined

COL

Marshall, Tyrone

Out of Contract

COL

Palguta, Scott

Out of Contract

COL

Casey, Conor

Option Declined

COL

Freeman, Hunter

Option Declined

COL

Smith, Jamie

Option Declined

COL

Wynne, Marvell

Option Declined

COL

Joyce, Ian

Option Declined

COL

Nane, Joseph

Option Declined

COL

Wahl, Tyson

Option Declined

DC

Chabala, Michael

Option Declined

DC

Maicon Santos

Option Declined

DC

King, Stephen

Option Declined

DAL

Guarda, Bruno

Out of Contract

DAL

Hartman, Kevin

Out of Contract

DAL

De Guzman, Julian

Out of Contract

DAL

Sealy, Scott

Option Declined

HOU

Clark, Colin

Out of Contract

LA

Barrett, Chad

Option Declined

LA

Boyens, Andrew

Option Declined

LA

Jordan, Bryan

Option Declined

LA

Nakazawa, Kyle

Option Declined

LA

Noonan, Pat

Option Declined

LA

Perk, Brian

Option Declined

MTL

Mapp, Justin

Out of Contract

MTL

Gardner, Josh

Option Declined

MTL

Thomas, Shavar

Option Declined

NE

Murray, Tim

Option Declined

NE

Gavin, Blair

Option Declined

NY

Gaudette, Bill

Option Declined

NY

Keel, Stephen

Option Declined

PHI

Harrison, Chase

Option Declined

POR

Palmer, Lovel

Option Declined

POR

Purdy, Steve

Option Declined

POR

Wallace, Rodney

Option Declined

RSL

Paulo Jr.

Option Declined

RSL

Reynish, Kyle

Option Declined

SEA

Weber, Andrew

Option Declined

SEA

White, O'Brien

Option Declined

SEA

Seamon, Mike

Option Declined

SJ

Ward, Tim

Out of Contract

SJ

Corrales, Ramiro

Option Declined

SJ

Gjertsen, Joseph

Option Declined

SJ

Opara, Ike

Option Declined

SJ

Stephenson, Khari

Option Declined

SKC

Aiyegbusi, Olukorede

Option Declined

SKC

Sassano, Luke

Option Declined

TOR

Avila, Eric

Out of Contract

TOR

Cann, Adrian

Option Declined

TOR

Hall, Jeremy

Option Declined

TOR

Harden, Ty

Option Declined

TOR

Wiedeman, Andrew

Option Declined

VAN

Thorrington, John

Option Declined

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