Minnesota United FC made its second dip into the player acquisition of the off-season by drafting right back Tyrone Mears in the Re-Entry Draft.
Now that the team has drafted Mears, they will have to either exercise his option or make him a “bona fide offer.” Last season, Mears was paid $183,756 in guaranteed compensation.
Mears, a 34-year-old from England, will join Jérôme Thiesson as the other right back on the team.
Mears joins Minnesota United from fellow expansion team Atlanta United, where he played 1531 minutes.
The Loons had the fourth pick of the draft, after the Los Angeles Galaxy, DC United, and the Colorado Rapids. Only Colorado and Minnesota made picks in the first round.
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