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

NEW YORK (Friday, November 22, 2019) – 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 3 p.m. ET, 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 26thselections to end each round. 
 
End-of-Year Waivers Process Rules & Procedure | End-of-Year Waivers List
 
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. 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 choose to participate in the Re-Entry Process.
 
Free Agency Rules & Procedures | Free Agency List
 
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 and any trades impacting selection order. 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 that choose to participate.

 Re-Entry Process Rules & Procedure | Re-Entry List
 
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 11 a.m. ET.
 

2019 MLS 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
 
Seattle Sounders FC
 
Alex Roldan
 
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 MLS 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
 
 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