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LA Galaxy exercise 2018 contract options on five players

The LA Galaxy announced today the club has exercised contract options for five players from the team’s 2017 roster. An additional seven players remain under contract, bringing the club’s current roster to 12 players under contract for the 2018 Major League Soccer season.

The Galaxy have exercised the contract options on the following players: midfielder Emmanuel Boateng, forward Bradford Jamieson IV, defender Daniel Steres, defender Dave Romney and forward Ariel Lassiter.

Additionally, the LA Galaxy have declined the options of the following players: midfielder Jermaine Jones, goalkeeper Jon Kempin, midfielder Rafael Garcia, goalkeeper Brian Rowe, forward Jose Villarreal, forward Jack McBean, forward Jack McInerney, midfielder Raul Mendiola, defender Pele Van Anholt, goalkeeper Clement Diop, midfielder Jaime Villarreal, defender Nathan Smith and defender Bradley Diallo.

Defender Ashley Cole and midfielder Baggio Husidic are signed to contracts that expire at the end of the year.

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LA Galaxy roster as of Monday, Nov. 27

Midfielder Romain Alessandrini, defender Hugo Arellano, midfielder Emmanuel Boateng, defender Michael Ciani, forward Giovani dos Santos, midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, forward Bradford Jamieson IV, midfielder Sebastian Lletget, midfielder João Pedro, defender Dave Romney, defender Daniel Steres, forward Gyasi Zardes, forward Ariel Lassiter.

All MLS offseason drafts and important player acquisition dates are below:

Nov. 27

10:00 AM PT
 
 


 

Option Exercise Deadline
 
 


 

Clubs no longer competing in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs must notify the League Office in writing of (1) players whose options they are exercising and/or (2) players who are receiving bona fide offers, announced by the teams.
 
All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs.

Dec. 1

 
10:00 AM PT
 



 

Option Exercise Deadline for Non-MLS Cup Participants



 

Non-MLS Cup participants must notify the League Office in writing of (1) players whose options they are exercising and/or (2) players who are receiving bona fide offers, announced by the clubs.

All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs.

Dec. 10

6:00 AM-10:00 AM PT

 

Half Day Trade Window
 

 

Following a three-month roster freeze, MLS clubs may begin making adjustments to their rosters. This is a four-hour window in which clubs may sign and trade players.
 
All roster moves will be publicized by the individual clubs.

9:00 AM PT




 

Option Exercise Deadline for MLS Cup Participants



 

 
Clubs that compete in MLS Cup must notify the League Office in writing of (1) players whose options they are exercising and/or (2) players who are receiving bona fide offers.
 
All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs.

10:00 AM PT
 

Blackout Period begins
 

 
Blackout Period begins whereby clubs may no longer sign and/or trade their own draft-eligible players until conclusion of Expansion Draft.

Dec. 12

11:00 AM PT
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 

2017 MLS Expansion Draft
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 

 
While Generation adidas and off-budget Homegrown Players are automatically exempt, current MLS clubs may protect up to 11 players from selection in the Expansion Draft.
 
LAFC may select up to five players from the eligible MLS player pool. Only a single player can be drafted from any one club.
 

 
The list of players eligible for selection in Expansion Draft will be released by MLS Communications at 6 p.m. ET on Dec. 10.

12:00 PM PT
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Free Agency Begins
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
Out of Contract and Option Decline players that were at least 28 years old during the 2017 season and have at least eight years of MLS service are eligible for Free Agency.

 

 
MLS Communications will make the complete list of Free Agents available on Dec. 10.
 

Dec. 13

12:30 PM PT
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

2017 MLS Waiver Draft
 
 



 
 
 
 
 

 
Consisting of players who have been waived by clubs and do not meet minimum years of service requirement for Re-Entry Draft or Free Agency; the draft is conducted in reverse order of 2017 season finish, taking into account postseason performance, with expansion LAFC picking 23rd.
 
The list of players eligible for selection in Waiver Draft will be released by MLS Communications at 6 p.m. ET on Dec. 12.
 

Dec. 15

 
12:00 PM PT
 
 
 










 
 
 
 
 
 

2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft – Stage 1
 











 
 
 
 
 
 

The Re-Entry Draft (both stages) is conducted in reverse order of 2017 season finish, taking into account postseason performance, with expansion club LAFC selecting last.
 
The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Draft – Stage 1 will be released by MLS Communications at 7 p.m. ET on Dec. 14.
 
Eligible players include:
Option Decline Players: Players not eligible for Free Agency who will be at least 23 years old in 2017 with a minimum
of three years of MLS experience
 
Out of Contract Players: Players not eligible for Free Agency
who have not received a Bona Fide Offer and who are at least 25 years old with a minimum of four years of MLS experience. or are at least 30 years old with a minimum of eight years of MLS experience
 

Dec. 21

11:00 AM PT
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 

2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft – Stage 2
 




 
 
 
 
 

 
Stage 2 includes MLS players who were not selected in the Stage 1 draft, but not necessarily all Stage 1 players as they can re-sign with their previous club between stages; teams selecting in this stage have the right to negotiate with the player for a new contract; the format of the draft is conducted in the same manner as Stage 1.
 

 
The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Draft – Stage 2 will be released by MLS Communications at 7:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 20.

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