MLS Re-Entry Draft 101
Stage One of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Process takes place on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET, with the Second Stage occurring on Wednesday, December 18 at the same time. Both stages will take place via teleconference and the Crew will select fourth overall in the drafts.
Here are the rules of player availability during the Re-Entry Process (Language from MLS Roster Rules in italics):
- Current example: Konrad Warzycha is 24 years old and has three years of MLS experience, therefore a club can select him in Stage One, but has to pay the salary his option with the Crew guaranteed in 2014.
- Current example: 28-year-old defender Sean Franklin's option was not picked-up by the LA Galaxy, but he can be selected in Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft and earn at least the same amount that he did in 2013 given his six years of MLS experience.
- Current example: Veteran defender Bobby Boswell is out of contract and has yet to re-sign with the Houston Dynamo. His nine years of experience in MLS guarantee him a five-percent raise in 2014 if he is selected in Stage One.