New York, NY (Sports Network) - A total of 14 players were selected by various
clubs in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Friday.
Toronto FC opened the selection process with the first overall pick, taking
defender Danny Califf.
The San Jose Earthquakes, reigning Supporters' Shield winners, were the
busiest among the MLS clubs, making three defensive selections. They picked up
Dan Gargan, Ty Harden and Bryan Jordan.
Fresh off of their MLS Cup triumph, the Los Angeles Galaxy jumped up to the
No. 2 position following a trade with Chivas USA and used the pick to select
midfielder Colin Clark. The Galaxy eventually selected goalkeeper Will Hesmer
in the second round.
The Philadelphia Union made a splash by taking striker Conor Casey with the
fifth overall pick, one spot behind the New England Revolution, who took
striker Chad Barrett with the fourth pick. The Revs also selected defender
Hunter Freeman in the second round.
Also making moves in the draft on Friday, the Colorado Rapids selected
midfielder Eric Avila, FC Dallas selected defender Stephen Keel, Vancouver
Whitecaps FC selected striker Paulo Jr., Real Salt Lake selected midfielder
Lovel Palmer and D.C. United selected midfielder John Thorrington.
Players that went unselected in Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Draft are now
available to all teams on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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