Ahead of Stage 2 of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft, let's take a look back at how D.C. United did in the first stage, as well as the rules and regs for the second. With the first pick, we picked up former LA Galaxy defender Sean Franklin, a great one-v-one defender who consistently and effectively joins the attack. Then, we selected Bobby Boswell, who returns to the District after six years anchoring the back line in Houston. Another solid defender and someone who, along with newly acquired Davy Arnaud, brings great leadership and experience to the Black-and-Red.
This round, the rules are a little different. Franklin, Boswell and all other players selected by other clubs were picked up and signed at their previous season's salaries. In Stage 2, all contracts are negotiable. Once a club selects a player, it will have seven days to make and agree upon an offer. If a deal is not reached within the week, the club holds the right of first refusal for that player. Additionally, if a player is not selected, they are available to all teams.
Once again, we have the first pick. The draft begins at 3 p.m. ET. Click here for the entire order.
From this list, who do you want to see in Black-and-Red next season?
2013 RE-ENTRY DRAFT ELIGIBLE PLAYERS BY CLUB
Chicago Fire (5): D Shaun Francis, M Joel Lindpere, F Maicon Santos, M Wells Thompson*, M Michael Videira
Chivas USA (3): D Ante Jazic*, D Steve Purdy, M Josue Soto
Columbus Crew (2): M Danny O'Rourke, M Konrad Warzycha
Colorado Rapids (3): GK Steward Ceus, D Brian Mullan, M Jamie Smith
D.C. United (5): M Dwayne De Rosario, D James Riley, F Carlos Ruiz, M Marcelo Saragosa, D Daniel Woolard
FC Dallas (2): M David Ferreira, D Ugo Ihemelu
Houston Dynamo (3):F Calen Carr*, M Alex Dixon, F Cam Weaver
LA Galaxy (3): M Colin Clark, M Laurent Courtois, M Pablo Mastroeni* (retired)
Montreal Impact (1): M Sinisa Ubiparipovic
New England Revolution (4): F Chad Barrett, F Ryan Guy, M Clyde Simms, M Juan Toja
New York Red Bulls (4): D Brandon Barklage, F Fabian Espindola, GK Kevin Hartman (retired), D Heath Pearce*
Philadelphia Union (1): D Chris Albright* (retired)
Portland Timbers (2): D Ryan Miller
Real Salt Lake (3): D Brandon McDonald, GK Josh Saunders, M Khari Stephenson
Seattle Sounders (1): M Blair Gavin
San Jose Earthquakes (4): D Nana Attakora, M Mehdi Ballouchy*, D Dan Gargan, GK Evan Newton
Toronto FC (1): F Justin Braun*
Vancouver Whitecaps (2): GK Joe Cannon, F Corey Hertzog
NOTE: * indicates players out of contract. All other players had their options declined.