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Veteran stars, high-promise youngsters headline list of eligible players for MLS Re-Entry Draft

A number of high-profile names are on the list for the MLS Re-Entry Draft, but teams can negotiate with their players up to Thursday's deadline to bring them back.

Juan Pablo Angel, Conor Casey, Gonzalo Segares, Danny Califf, Julian de Guzman and Kevin Hartman are just some of the star-quality names on the Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft list that the league released Monday night.

Other players of note on the list include recent Generation adidas signings such as Ike Opara, Michael Nanchoff, Corben Bone, Blair Gavin and Tony Tchani, who were all first-round MLS SuperDraft picks either in 2010 or 2011.

The draft, which is for players who are either out of contract or had their contract options declined and meet a certain requirement of MLS longevity based on age/experience, is in its third year of existence as a way to facilitate player movement within the league. The first stage will be held Dec. 7, and the second stage will be held a week later.

Players selected in the first stage must have their existing options automatically picked up or be extended a "bona fide offer" that the player can reject but still have his rights owned by the team. The second stage is more financially friendly to teams, as players can be selected and signed without the same contract stipulations. The previous two Re-Entry Drafts have resulted with more players selected in the second round. Players who go through the draft unselected become free agents, able to sign with any team.

Teams have the right to negotiate with the players they have initially put on the Re-Entry list, meaning that some of that high-profile players who are presently on the list may wind up returning to their clubs. Houston's Bobby Boswell was in that position last season before returning to the MLS Cup runner-up and being a vital part of the club's run to the final.

Here is the initial list of all players currently available for selection:

2012 Club

Player Name

Status

CHI

Jay Nolly

Option Declined

CHI

Gonzalo Segares

Option Declined

CHI

Corben Bone

Option Declined

CHV

Juan Pablo Angel

Out of Contract

CHV

Peter Vagenas

Out of Contract

CHV

Danny Califf

Option Declined

CHV

Alejandro Moreno

Option Declined

CLB

Chris Birchall

Option Declined

CLB

Will Hesmer

Option Declined

CLB

Julius James

Option Declined

CLB

Tony Tchani

Option Declined

COL

Tyrone Marshall

Out of Contract

COL

Scott Palguta

Out of Contract

COL

Conor Casey

Option Declined

COL

Hunter Freeman

Option Declined

COL

Jamie Smith

Option Declined

COL

Marvell Wynne

Option Declined

COL

Ian Joyce

Option Declined

COL

Joseph Nane

Option Declined

COL

Tyson Wahl

Option Declined

DC

Michael Chabala

Option Declined

DC

Maicon Dos Santos

Option Declined

DC

Stephen King

Option Declined

DAL

Bruno Guarda

Out of Contract

DAL

Kevin Hartman

Out of Contract

DAL

Julian De Guzman

Out of Contract

DAL

Scott Sealy

Option Declined

HOU

Colin Clark

Out of Contract

KC

Olukorede Aiyegbusi

Option Declined

KC

Luke Sassano

Option Declined

LA

Chad Barrett

Option Declined

LA

Andrew Boyens

Option Declined

LA

Bryan Jordan

Option Declined

LA

Kyle Nakazawa

Option Declined

LA

Pat Noonan

Option Declined

LA

Brian Perk

Option Declined

MTL

Justin Mapp

Out of Contract

MTL

Josh Gardner

Option Declined

MTL

Shavar Thomas

Option Declined

NE

Tim Murray

Option Declined

NE

Blair Gavin

Option Declined

NY

Bill Gaudette

Option Declined

NY

Stephen Keel

Option Declined

PHI

Chase Harrison

Option Declined

POR

Lovel Palmer

Option Declined

POR

Steve Purdy

Option Declined

POR

Rodney Wallace

Option Declined

RSL

Paulo Jr.

Option Declined

RSL

Kyle Reynish

Option Declined

SEA

Andrew Weber

Option Declined

SEA

O'Brian White

Option Declined

SEA

Mike Seamon

Option Declined

SJ

Tim Ward

Out of Contract

SJ

Ramiro Corrales

Option Declined

SJ

Joseph Gjertsen

Option Declined

SJ

Ike Opara

Option Declined

SJ

Khari Stephenson

Option Declined

TOR

Eric Avila

Out of Contract

TOR

Adrian Cann

Option Declined

TOR

Jeremy Hall

Option Declined

TOR

Ty Harden

Option Declined

TOR

Andrew Wiedeman

Option Declined

VAN

John Thorrington

Option Declined

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