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Earthquakes, Dynamo each add two players in Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft


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After a fairly tame opening stage of MLS’ Re-Entry Draft, the San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo led the action in Thursday’s second phase.

The Earthquakes used the draft to add veterans Marvell Wynne and Sanna Nyassi, while the Dynamo added young forward Chandler Hoffman and experienced midfielder Nathan Sturgis.

The opening selection in Thursday’s draft came via the Montreal Impact, who used their selection on 2008 MLS Best XI defender Backary Soumare. Meanwhile, FC Dallas used their pick to reunite the club with foward Atiba Harris, who played for FC Dallas 2009-10, while the New England Revolution grabbed Tristan Bowen.

Expansion side Orlando City rounded out the days selections with their choice of goalkeeper Josh Ford, formerly of the Seattle Sounders.

Teams now have seven days to make a bonafide offer to their selections, while any players not selected will be made available on a first come, first serve basis.

Have a look at the list of selections below:

Montreal Impact – Bakary Soumaré

San Jose Earthquakes – Marvell Wynne, Sanna Nyassi

Colorado Rapids – PASS

Chicago Fire – PASS

Houston Dynamo – Chandler Hoffman, Nathan Sturgis

Toronto FC – PASS

Philadelphia Union – PASS

Portland Timbers – PASS

Sporting Kansas City – PASS

Vancouver Whitecaps FC – PASS

Columbus Crew SC – PASS

FC Dallas – Atiba Harris

Real Salt Lake – PASS

D.C. United – PASS

New York Red Bulls – PASS

Seattle Sounders FC – PASS

New England Revolution – Tristan Bowen

LA Galaxy – PASS

New York City FC – PASS

Orlando City SC – Josh Ford

What do you make of Thursday’s Re-Entry Draft? Which players do you expect to step in and contribute in 2015?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Nathan Sturgis lives to fight another day.

    Nyassi’s got an upside. Don’t know why he can’t lock down a spot on a team … must be something going on there. Here’s scored some nice goals and can be a handful for any defender.

  2. Thank God Soumare is gone !!! Good for almost a goal and 5 hacks a game and 60 yard punts to no one. Not even exaggerating. Most overated defender I have ever seen in MLS

  3. I looked at the list of players available for stage 2 and I had a strong suspicion that Atiba would be coming back. Atiba plays a style very similar to Tesho so I think it’s a good move. Too bad we couldn’t get our hands on Marvell though, could have used his experience in defense.

    • See the replies below re: Bakary Soumare, and you get a good picture of how Quakes fans felt about Abita – except apply that to an offensive player.

      Was really just a waste of space last year – not sure why he was starting at all with much better options on the bench, except that Watson might have been pressured to play him given his salary.

      Zero hustle, really questionable decision making on the defensive side of the ball, if he was ever even in position – so good for at least 2-3 horrific hacks and a yellow card a game.

      So thanks Dallas!


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