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An All-Re Entry Draft team; and it’s not too shabby

Dec 4, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

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We could assemble a fairly strong Starting 11, plus backups for form a full 18-man roster, from the list of eligible MLS re-entry draft players released yesterday.

On a busy, busy Monday (the first day after lifting of the roster freeze) Major League Soccer announced its list of players eligible for participation in the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Process.

These are players (63 of them) whose contracts are up or whose options were not picked up. For official purposes, clubs may still sign their Re-Entry Draft eligibles; they have until 5 pm ET Thursday to do so.

The list doesn’t necessarily reflect “bad” players; rather, these are players whose contract value, in the clubs’ estimations, no longer fit within broader plans. That’s why some pretty good players find themselves on this list today, players like Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, Chivas USA center back Danny Califf or Chicago left back Gonzalo Segares.

Unofficially, let’s perform an interesting little exercise here: Let’s put together a full team, starters and a solid bench:

  • GK: Kevin Hartman
  • RB: Hunter Freeman
  • CB: Marvell Wynne
  • CB: Danny Califf
  • LB: Gonzalo Segares
  • RM: Bryan Jordan
  • DM: Julian de Guzman
  • CM: Khari Stephenson
  • LM: Justin Mapp
  • FW: Juan Pablo Angel
  • FW: Maicon Santos

On the bench:

Will Hesmer

Ike Opara

Ramiro Corrales

Tony Tchani

Blair Gavin

Chad Barrett

Conor Casey

  1. timkvfp - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    It would also be interesting to speculate on what kind of salaries you think you could get these guys for to see if your re-entry team could get under/near/around the salary cap for 2013.

    • Steve Davis - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:23 PM

      Great thought. If I have a little time later today, maybe I’ll pull out the pencil and yellow tablet.

      • timkvfp - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:43 PM

        Kevin Hartman – 165/185K
        Hunter Freeman – 105/110K
        Marvell Wynne – 250/327K
        Danny Califf – 275/275K
        Gonzalo Segares – 210/218K
        Bryan Jordan – 55/55K
        Julian de Guzman – 1.864/1.9M
        Khari Stephenson – 190/203K
        Justin Mapp – 210/218K
        Juan Pablo Angel – 350/600K
        Maicon Santos – 106/114K

        Will Hesmer – 170/181K
        Ike Opara – 100/186K
        Ramiro Corrales – 173/184K
        Tony Tchani – 105/209K
        Blair Gavin – 60/80K
        Chad Barrett – 220/253K
        Conor Casey – 400/400K

      • joeyt360 - Dec 4, 2012 at 8:58 PM

        It would fit in the cap if you got rid of de Guzman, Angel, and Casey (the three highest salaries). But it would be close to capped out and not a very good team.

  2. timkvfp - Dec 4, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Sorry, my note with the numbers got lost. Above are the 2012 salaries with base listed first and guaranteed second; now we can all play “MLS Team on a Beer Budget”.

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