The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Tuesday the list of players that will be available for selection in Phase One of the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft set for next Monday, December, 5.
The full selection order for Saturday’s draft and list of available players will be released by MLS on Wednesday, November 30.
The draft procedure, set by MLS headquarters, is as follows:
Available to all teams in the Stage 1 draft of the Re-Entry Process on December 5 will be:
Players who are at least 23-years-old and have a minimum of three years of MLS experience whose options were not exercised by their clubs (available at option salary for 2012).
Players who are at least 25-years-old with a minimum of four years of MLS experience who are out of contract and whose club does not offer them a contract at their previous salary (available at 2011 salary).
Players who are at least 30-years-old with a minimum of eight years of MLS experience who are out of contract and whose club does not wish to re-sign them (available for at least 105% of their 2011 salary).
Players who are not selected in the Stage 1 draft will be made available for the Stage 2 draft on December 12. Clubs selecting players in Stage 2 will negotiate a new salary with any player not under contract.
Players who remain unselected after Stage 2 will be available to any MLS club on a first come, first served basis.