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MLS Eligible Player Lists announced for End-of-Year Waivers Process, Free Agency and Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Process

Major League Soccer today announced the lists of players eligible for End-of-Year Waivers, Free Agency, and Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Process. In advance of these three postseason roster mechanisms, the transition from a rolling calendar to a single announcement date adds to the transparency of disclosing the contract status of all option-declined and out-of-contract players following Thursday’s option exercise deadline.

On Monday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. CT, the End-of-Year Waivers process gives the clubs that finished at the bottom of the 2019 standings the first opportunities to select from out-of-contract, typically young players who have not met the minimum number of service years for Free Agency or the Re-Entry Process. Beginning in reverse order, and taking into account postseason performance, FC Cincinnati will select first. The 2019 MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC will have the 24th pick, and expansion clubs Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF will have the 25th and 26th elections to end each round. 

Immediately following the End-of Year-Waivers process, Free Agency opens on Monday, Nov. 25 for players – who are at least age 28 with at least eight MLS service years and either option-declined or out-of-contract with a bona fide offer extended from their current club. Free Agents can negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous team, subject to certain restrictions. During a given year, clubs may acquire a maximum of two out-of-contract players via Free Agency.

Free Agents may also participate in the Re-Entry Process.

The Re-Entry Process, Stage 1 begins on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. ET. Similar to the End-of-Year Waivers process, the Re-Entry process is conducted in the same reverse order of the 2019 season finish, keeping in mind postseason performance. During the Re-Entry process, MLS clubs can select from three types of eligible players:

  1. Option-declined players who are at least 23 years old with a minimum of three service years
  2. Out-of-contract players who are at least 25 years old with a minimum of four service years and whose clubs did not wish to re-sign at their previous salary
  3. Free Agents

The final postseason roster mechanism will be Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Process, which will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The list of players eligible for Re-Entry, Stage 2 will be announced on Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. CT.

2019 END-OF-YEAR WAIVERS LIST

Atlanta United
Chris Goslin
Atlanta United
Jose Hernandez
Atlanta United
Kevin Kratz
Atlanta United
Patrick Okonkwo
Atlanta United
Florentin Pogba
Chicago Fire FC
Diego Campos
Chicago Fire FC
Elliot Collier
Chicago Fire FC
Nicolas Gaitan
Chicago Fire FC
Aleksandar Katai
Chicago Fire FC
Cristian Martinez
Chicago Fire FC
Amando Moreno
FC Cincinnati
Nazmi Albadawi
FC Cincinnati
Justin Hoyte
FC Cincinnati
Forrest Lasso
FC Cincinnati
Emmanuel Ledesma
Columbus Crew SC
Ben Lundgaard
Columbus Crew SC
Edward Opoku
Columbus Crew SC
Eduardo Sosa
Colorado Rapids
Sam Raben
Colorado Rapids
Tommy Smith
D.C. United
Antonio Bustamante
D.C. United
Leonardo Jara
D.C. United
Marquinhos Pedroso
FC Dallas
Edwin Gyasi
Houston Dynamo
Kevin Garcia
Los Angeles Football Club
Lamar Batista
Los Angeles Football Club
Javier Perez
Los Angeles Football Club
Peter-Lee Vassell
LA Galaxy
Favio Alvarez
LA Galaxy
Hugo Arellano
LA Galaxy
Tomas Hilliard-Arce
LA Galaxy
Bradford Jamieson IV
Minnesota United FC
Carter Manley
Minnesota United FC
Wilfried Moimbe-Tahrat
Minnesota United FC
Ally Ng'anzi
Montreal Impact
Jason Beaulieu
Montreal Impact
Omar Browne
Montreal Impact
Daniel Kinumbe
Montreal Impact
Ken Krolicki
Montreal Impact
Thomas Meilleur-Giguere
Montreal Impact
Bacary Sagna
Montreal Impact
Jeisson Vargas
New England Revolution
Juan Caicedo
New England Revolution
Zachary Herivaux
New York City FC
Daniel Bedoya
New York City FC
Jeff Caldwell
New York City FC
Abdi Mohamed
New York City FC
Ebenezer Ofori
New York Red Bulls
Jean-Christophe Koffi
Orlando City SC
Carlos Ascues
Orlando City SC
Adam Grinwis
Orlando City SC
Cam Lindley
Orlando City SC
Greg Ranjitsingh
Orlando City SC
Lamine Sane
Philadelphia Union
Marco Fabian
Philadelphia Union
Haris Medunjanin
Portland Timbers
Claude Dielna
Portland Timbers
Modou Jadama
Portland Timbers
Foster Langsdorf
Real Salt Lake
Danilo Acosta
San Jose Earthquakes
Harold Cummings
San Jose Earthquakes
Kevin Partida
Sporting Kansas City
Nicolas Hasler
Sporting Kansas City
Gedion Zelalem
Toronto FC
Jon Bakero
Toronto FC
Aidan Daniels
Toronto FC
Ryan Telfer
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Joaquin Ardaiz
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Lass Bangoura
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Brendan McDonough
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sean Melvin

2019 FREE AGENCY LIST

Atlanta United
Jeff Larentowicz
Out of Contract
 Atlanta United
Justin Meram
Option Decline
 Atlanta United
Michael Parkhurst
Out of Contract
 Atlanta United
Brek Shea
Out of Contract
 Colorado Rapids
Tim Howard
Out of Contract
 Columbus Crew SC
Ricardo Clark
Out of Contract
 Columbus Crew SC
Federico Higuain
Out of Contract
 D.C. United
Quincy Amarikwa
Out of Contract
 D.C. United
Bill Hamid
Out of Contract
 FC Dallas
Eric Alexander
Out of Contract
 Houston Dynamo
DaMarcus Beasley
Out of Contract
 Houston Dynamo
A.J. DeLaGarza
Out of Contract
 Houston Dynamo
Tyler Deric
Option Decline
 Los Angeles Football Club
Steven Beitashour
Out of Contract
 Los Angeles Football Club
Jordan Harvey
Out of Contract
 LA Galaxy
Servando Carrasco
Option Decline
 LA Galaxy
Matt Lampson
Option Decline
 LA Galaxy
Juninho
Option Decline
 LA Galaxy
Chris Pontius
Out of Contract
 Minnesota United FC
Sam Cronin
Option Decline
 Minnesota United FC
Lawrence Olum
Option Decline
 Minnesota United FC
Bobby Shuttleworth
Out of Contract
 Nashville SC
Jalil Anibaba
Out of Contract
 New York Red Bulls
Connor Lade
Option Decline
 New York Red Bulls
Luis Robles
Option Decline
 Orlando City SC
Will Johnson
Out of Contract
 Orlando City SC
Sacha Kljestan
Out of Contract
 Philadelphia Union
Aurelien Collin
Out of Contract
 Real Salt Lake
Kyle Beckerman
Out of Contract
 Real Salt Lake
Tony Beltran
Option Decline
 Real Salt Lake
Nick Rimando
Out of Contract
 Real Salt Lake
Kelyn Rowe
Out of Contract
 Seattle Sounders FC
Chad Marshall
Option Decline
Seattle Sounders FC
Alex Roldan
Option Decline
 Sporting Kansas City
Benny Feilhaber
Option Decline
 Sporting Kansas City
Seth Sinovic
Out of Contract
 Sporting Kansas City
Rodney Wallace
Option Decline
 Toronto FC
Michael Bradley
Out of Contract
 Toronto FC
Drew Moor
Option Decline
 Toronto FC
Ashtone Morgan
Out of Contract

2019 MLS RE-ENTRY LIST

Atlanta United
Mikey Ambrose
Out of Contract
 Chicago Fire FC
Stefan Cleveland
Option Decline
 Chicago Fire FC
David Ousted
Option Decline
 Chicago Fire FC
Richard Sanchez
Option Decline
 Colorado Rapids
Kofi Opare
Option Decline
 Colorado Rapids
Dillon Serna
Out of Contract
 Columbus Crew SC
Alex Crognale
Option Decline
 Columbus Crew SC
David Guzman
Option Decline
 Columbus Crew SC
Jordan Hamilton
Option Decline
 Columbus Crew SC
Connor Maloney
Option Decline
 Columbus Crew SC
Romario Williams
Out of Contract
 D.C. United
Earl Edwards Jr.
Option Decline
 D.C. United
Jalen Robinson
Out of Contract
 FC Cincinnati
Corben Bone
Option Decline
 FC Cincinnati
Roland Lamah
Option Decline
 FC Cincinnati
Jimmy McLaughlin
Option Decline
 FC Cincinnati
Blake Smith
Option Decline
 FC Dallas
Cristian Colman
Option Decline
 FC Dallas
Moises Hernandez
Option Decline
 Houston Dynamo
Eric Bird
Option Decline
 Houston Dynamo
Juan David Cabezas
Option Decline
 Houston Dynamo
Darwin Ceren
Out of Contract
 Los Angeles Football Club
Dejan Jakovic
Option Decline
 LA Galaxy
Joao Pedro
Option Decline
 Minnesota United FC
Miguel Ibarra
Option Decline
 Minnesota United FC
Collin Martin
Option Decline
 Minnesota United FC
Rasmus Schuller
Option Decline
 Montreal Impact
Anthony Jackson-Hamel
Option Decline
 n/a
Charlie Lyon
Option Decline
 n/a
Yura Movsisyan
Option Decline
 New England Revolution
Juan Agudelo
Option Decline
 New England Revolution
Cody Cropper
Out of Contract
 New England Revolution
Brian Wright
Option Decline
 New York Red Bulls
Vincent Bezecourt
Option Decline
 New York Red Bulls
Marcus Epps
Option Decline
 New York Red Bulls
Derrick Etienne
Option Decline
 New York Red Bulls
Evan Louro
Option Decline
 New York Red Bulls
Bradley Wright-Phillips
Out of Contract
 New York City FC
Eric Miller
Option Decline
 Orlando City SC
Cristian Higuita
Out of Contract
 Orlando City SC
Shane O'Neill
Option Decline
 Orlando City SC
Dillon Powers
Option Decline
 Orlando City SC
Oriol Rosell
Option Decline
 Philadelphia Union
R.J. Allen
Option Decline
 Philadelphia Union
Fabinho
Option Decline
 Portland Timbers
Kendall McIntosh
Option Decline
 Portland Timbers
Diego Valeri
Option Decline
 Real Salt Lake
Jordan Allen
Option Decline
 Real Salt Lake
Alex Horwath
Option Decline
 Real Salt Lake
Luke Mulholland
Option Decline
 Real Salt Lake
Joao Plata
Option Decline
 Real Salt Lake
Marcelo Silva
Option Decline
 San Jose Earthquakes
Francois Affolter
Option Decline
 San Jose Earthquakes
Jimmy Ockford
Option Decline
 Seattle Sounders FC
Saad Abdul-Salaam
Option Decline
 Seattle Sounders FC
Jonathan Campbell
Option Decline
 Seattle Sounders FC
Victor Rodriguez
Option Decline
 Seattle Sounders FC
Luis Silva
Option Decline
 Seattle Sounders FC
Roman Torres
Option Decline
 Sporting Kansas City
Krisztian Nemeth
Out of Contract
 Toronto FC
Caleb Patterson-Sewell
Option Decline
 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Victor Giro
Option Decline
 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Brett Levis
Out of Contract
 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Scott Sutter
Option Decline
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