MLS unveils players for Re-Entry Process draft

List of 35 players include big names like Angel, Schelotto, Wolff
Re-Entry players unveiled

NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer has released the list of 35 players eligible for the first ever Re-Entry Draft, which will be held over two stages on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15.

The following players were required to meet age and service requirements to participate as stipulated by the terms of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Chivas USA: Marcelo Saragosa (option declined), Alex Zotinca (option declined)

MLS Re-Entry Process and draft order

Full details of the first-ever MLS Re-Entry mechanism
MLS Re-Entry Process

Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Frankie Hejduk

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YORK – Major League Soccer today announced the list of players eligible for selection in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Process. The Stage 1 Draft of the Re-Entry Process will take place on Wednesday, December 8, at 2 p.m. ET via teleconference. The Stage 2 Draft will take place on Wednesday, December 15, at 2 p.m. ET. All 18 clubs will have a representative participate.

Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Drafts will be conducted in the same order as the traditional Waiver Draft, with Vancouver selecting 17th and Portland selecting 18th.

DC "intrigued" by Re-Entry Draft options

United looking to pick up valuable veterans for upcoming season
DC on Re-Entry Draft

WASHINGTON – The next step in D.C. United’s roster renovation process involves a long look at potential options in the league’s Re-Entry Draft, the new mechanism for player movement that begins in earnest with the first of two stages next Wednesday, Dec. 8.

By virtue of their 2010 record, United will pick first in both stages of the dispersal draft, which concludes with Stage 2 on Dec. 15. For a club whose late-1990s dynasty has fallen on hard times of late, a bit of turnabout is more than welcome.

Development Academy showcase underway

Phoenix tourney features academy teams from 14 MLS clubs
Academy showcase underway

Top youth clubs from across the United States will converge in Phoenix over the next five days for the 2010 US Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase.

All 78 teams that comprise the Development Academy are scheduled to attend, including 14 MLS Academy teams at both the U-15/U-16 and U-17/U-18 levels.

Those teams will contest a total of 236 games from Dec. 3-7, giving youth coaches and technical directors around the league a chance to evaluate young talent against some of other top youth players around the nation.

Reaction to the 2018 & 2022 World Cup announcements

Ben Olsen and Bill Hamid discuss FIFA's decision
Reaction to WC decision

Letter to MLS fans from Commissioner Garber

MLS Commissioner reacts to World Cup bid
Letter from Commissioner

Don Garber, MLS commissioner

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Dear MLS Fans,

Although we are all disappointed in FIFA’s decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar rather than the United States, we will continue moving forward. We remain as committed today as we have ever been to continuing our mission of growing the sport in North America and growing MLS into one of the best leagues in the world.

McCarty trade makes for packed DC midfield

Olsen facing wealth of tactical options through middle of park
Packed midfield in DC

WASHINGTON – D.C. United lost two defenders on Expansion Draft day last week, with Jordan Graye selected by Portland and Rodney Wallace also joining the Timbers in United’s deal for Dax McCarty.

Yet the midfield now looks jam-packed as a result of that trade, providing head coach Ben Olsen and his staff with no shortage of options to consider in the months ahead.

Garber shocked by FIFA decision, vows hard work ahead

Commissioner: US robbed of a chance to show its soccer passion
Garber vows hard work


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ZURICH, Switzerland -- For someone whose league has known virtually nothing but success and good news the past several years, the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar and not to the United States certainly was a tough one for MLS Commissioner Don Garber to swallow.

"It's very disappointing," Garber said. "I'm a bit shocked. We ran a great campaign. We felt very good about it. All of the people we met throughout the last two years, including the last two days, told us we were in pretty good shape."

Bunbury, Duka lead MLS youngsters past Real Madrid reserves

Generation adidas team starts Spanish tour with a good win
Young MLSers top Madrid

Stefan Frei reaches to make a save against Real Madrid Castilla.

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MADRID, Spain — Despite having only a few days to play together, the Generation adidas team got their tour off to a great start with a 2-1 win over Real Madrid Castilla, Real Madrid’s reserve side, on Thursday morning.

Sporting Kansas City’s Teal Bunbury and Columbus Crew midfielder Dilly Duka notched goals in the first half, and the Merengues’ Salinas pulled one back in the second.

Bread for the City Food Drive

Day 6 of the club's 10 Days of Giving
Bread for the City

D.C. United completed its sixth day of the "10 Days of Giving" campaign with a return to Bread for the City. During the first visit, United's staff helped prepare "turkey bags" for local community residents. On Wednesday, the Black-and-Red dropped off approximately 900 items of food that were donated by front office staff.  Front office staff then stayed to volunteer at Bread for the City's food and clothing programs.

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