There are a number of players now available that stand out: Mattias Laba, Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman, Mike Grella, Jose Villareal, Teal Bunbury, and the legendary Alan Gordon, to name a few. Matt Doyle has a great run-down of the best players available from the bunch.
But MLS being MLS means that players going out of contract isn’t exactly a straightforward process. Some of those players will renegotiate contracts as their clubs can use this chance to work out lower contracts.
A few players will be available for free agency, but this status is for only a select group of MLS players. Free agents have to be over 28 years old and have eight years of MLS play under their belt.
Other players will be available for the Re-Entry Draft on December 15th and 21st. Read more about eligibility for this draft here
A final group of players will be put into the Waiver Draft. Learn more about that process here.
There is no comprehensive list of players available from this process, so we have started to put together a spreadsheet. You can check out a list of all the players whose contracts ended. (Please do not link directly to the spreadsheet).
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