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MLS waiver draft set for Wednesday

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If the expansion, re-entry, Super and supplemental drafts weren't enough for you, Major League Soccer has one more player draft before the 2011 season begins.

As of Tuesday's roster compliance deadline, 22 players around the league were released by their teams and will be made available in a waiver draft this afternoon. The order for the draft is based on last year's finish, with expansion sides Vancouver and Portland 17th and 18th, respectively. D.C. United has the first selection. The players available are:

Carlos Borja, Fernando Cabados, Pablo Campos, Conor Chinn, Tony Donatelli, Danny Earls, Brian Edwards, Irving Garcia, Cornell Glen, Emmanuel Gomez, Jason Griffiths, Roberto Linck, Yohance Marshall, J.T. Noone, Kwaku Nyameke, Anthony Obodai, Steve Perry, Barry Rice, Osael Romero, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Carlos Varela, Nick Zimmerman.

Who would you like to see your team pick up? Surprised to see some of the names on this list?

Share your thoughts below.

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  1. He was with DC United last year, but had his season cu short with a gruesome head-to-head injury — really head-to-eye.. Recall that it took stitches. Not sure why DC didn’t have him in camp this time around. They had said he was invited as a trialist, but he reportedly turned up in the Fire camp.

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  2. MLS SuperDraft – College seniors,Gen Adidas underclassman, handful of young foreign invitees

    MLS Supplemental Draft – College kids who didn’t make ths superdraft

    Allocation for returning yanks – if no team still retains his rights, based on how bad your MLS team is (but once you use your spot you drop to the bottom of the order)

    Lotteries – after draft college signees, returning non-national team players (i think? Rogers, Arnoux, Agorsor)

    Academy – players who have spent a certain amount of their time in the clubs academy (Agudelo, Soto, Dixon? Najar, Hot, White, Kassel, McBean, etc)

    Sueno MLS – mass try out for hispanic youths, winner gets option to sign with whatever team it is that year. (Jorge Flores)

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  3. Salou is still higher on the depth chart than a traffic cone, and the Bulls also have Corey Hertzog, their highest draft pick, not to mention their home grown player Giorgi Chirgadze… Chinn is extremely expendable at this point.

    Garcia, however, would have been nice to hold onto as added cover on the wings. He seemed like he could develop into a less frustrating Dane Richards.

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  4. Red Bulls give up Conor Chinn and now I hear Aguedelo and Luke Rogers are injured and might miss the start of the season. Meanwhile, Salou Ibrahim has apparently fallen out of favor with Backe. So, who’s going to play up top with Thierry Henry?

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  5. Why didnt Julius James make it to this list? I know the Crew picked him up, but he was waived and on an MLS contract. How did he get signed overnight?

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  6. Varela doesn’t want to play in MLS. When last heard from he was considering offers from Swiss teams. That’s why he’s not with DC. Being waived now is just DCU acknowledging that, though they held out hope of re-signing him earlier, when the Re-Entry draft waivers took place. Actually, even then, they may have been obliged to protect him because of the rules on international players.

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  7. I was impressed with Zimmerman during his stint in NY. (Granted, we sucked that year… so he may have shined all the brighter). I think he needed more time to mature.

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  8. I’d say Glen is the best player on the list, but I don’t know if that means United will bring him in. Garcia is a possibility. Romero, too. Noone is a guy they’re familiar with, from US Open Cup play, but that doesn’t mean they were impressed.

    They may just pass. It might just be the expansion teams that make use of this mechanism to flesh out their roster.

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  9. I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned Carlos Varela yet.

    The dude showed some great skill last year in limited time and i think the only reason he’s not with DC is their surplus of mids.

    Someone HAS to pick him up, unless he just doesn’t want to play in MLS this year.

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  10. I’d take Irving Garcia. Kid showed flashes last year when he got a chance, particularly in the Juve game. Has some speed, some skill and hits a decent cross. Conor Chinn could be a guy who picks up some garbage goals. He had a great strike rate when he got on the field last year. However, his link-up play is awful.

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  11. Seriously the MLS is beyond confusing with these drafts. Even when American players come back into the league it gets confusing because a draft isn’t always used to place him back in a team.

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  12. The times I saw Conor Chinn last year he was, at the least, “serviceable.”

    I was surprised that NY let him go, but I guess it was a numbers issue.

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  13. this seems very feasible especially considering the Union only have 5 defenders on roster and no trialists with defense experience. However, with the Union in Greece they really are at a disadvantage to pick a player in the States right now.

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  14. Yeah, it seems they are making up the rules as we go, I also thought it might be super draft picks can be picked up but not supplement because Philly had released 2 supp picks already but that is discounted by Murray not being on the list and Cabados actually being on the list. My best guess is the list is not complete and that any draft pick or guy under a contract from last year and has been cut can be picked up and if a draft pick is not picked up the original drafting team retains his rights for the next two years.

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  15. Agreed, they were probably released due to the depth of that team, both are quality players and can play a role on another team. Even Sinisa Ubiparipovic can add some needed depth elsewhere in the league.

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  16. Well then I don’t know. In theory, only cut rookies with signed contracts should be on this list.

    Maybe Cabados signed with MLS before the supplemental draft? Or maybe he falls under a different category as an international or something.

    Or maybe MLS is just making up the rules as it goes along, player by player. Hell if I know.

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  17. Cabadas was also drafted by the Revs this year. However, he wasn’t under contract, and I don’t think he signed with them before the draft since he wasn’t taken until the supplemental draft.

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  18. Only players that are still under contract with MLS are on this list, so that’s why no rookies or trialists.

    Steve Perry must’ve been one of the handful of college seniors that signed with MLS before the draft. Unfortunately, he looks to be the one college guy that signed early and then didn’t make the roster for the team that drafted him.

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  19. A little supprised to see Chinn on this list. The couple times watched him play he looked fairly decent. Wonder if DC picks him up as extra coverage to a thin striker pool?

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  20. Looks like some decent players available for added depth. Interested to see who gets picked up by DCU with the first pick.

    Off Topic quote of the day from today’s MLS article on El Pescadito: “I do hope the league doesn’t have that image of me [as a flopper]. Still, if it’s a foul, you are probably going to see me on the ground.” – Carlos Ruiz.

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  21. This is very confusing, many teams have released players they have drafted this year but only Steve Perry from New England is on this list, why is that. Seattle just released Leone Cruz so why isn’t he on this list? KC released JT Murray but he isn’t here either.

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