CONCACAF int’ls included in MLS re-entry draft

Honduras international Marvin Chavez (pictured) has played in Major League Soccer since 2009. (Photo: Mexsport)

NEW YORK -- Three players from the Caribbean and two from Central America were among 62 players eligible for the Major League Soccer re-entry draft, the league announced Thursday.

Those players are:

  • Chicago Fire defender Gonzalo Segares (Costa Rica, contract option declined)
  • Former Chivas USA midfielder Marvin Chavez (Honduras, out of contract)
  • Houston Dynamo forward Omar Cummings (Jamaica, contract option declined)
  • New England Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph (Grenada, contract option declined)
  • San Jose Earthquakes midfielder/forward Atiba Harris (St. Kitts & Nevis, contract option declined)

The Stage One draft of the re-entry process will be held Friday, while Stage Two will take place on December 18. 

Other high-profile players eligible for the draft included Canada international and Toronto FC midfielder Dwayne DeRosario, and four United States players with national team experience -- goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann (Seattle Sounders), forward Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), defender Marvell Wynneand forward Edson Buddle (both of the Colorado Rapids). 

The re-entry process includes players at least 23 years of age with a minimum of three years of MLS experience, whose options were not exercised.

Players out of contract, who have not received a bonafide offer and who are at least 25 years of age with a minimum of four years of MLS experience and/or players at least 30-years-old with a minimum of eight years of MLS experience, are included.