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Donovan, Beasley, Morales headline 2016 class of MLS free agents

The second class of MLS free agents can begin negotiations this week, and clubs are sure to be interested given the talent available.

MLS released on Monday the list of players eligible for free agency this winter, and headlined the group of grizzled veterans are DaMarcus Beasley, Javier Morales, and Sebastien Le Toux. Other notable players who are able to enter discussions with any and all clubs in the league include Mike Magee, Nat Borchers, Marvell Wynne, and Dominic Oduro.

(UPDATE- According to, Landon Donovan is being added to the list of free agents after initially being omitted from the list.)

In total, 38 players are considered MLS free agents this offseason. They can begin negotiations with MLS teams starting on Tuesday at 5pm.

Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, a player is consider a free agent if he is 28-years old or older, has eight or more years of MLS experience, and is either out of contract or had his option declined.

Here is the complete list of players available for 2016 free agency:

Nick LaBrocca (Chicago Fire)
Sebastien Le Toux (Colorado Rapids)
Marco Pappa (Colorado Rapids)
Corey Ashe (Columbus Crew)
Conor Casey (Columbus Crew)*
Tyson Wahl (Columbus Crew)*
Sean Franklin (D.C. United)
DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo)
David Horst (Houston Dynamo)
Justin Mapp (Sporting Kansas City)
Chance Myers (Sporting Kansas City)
Paulo Nagamura (Sporting Kansas City)*
Jacob Peterson (Sporting Kansas City)
Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Alan Gordon (LA Galaxy)
Jeff Larentowicz (LA Galaxy)
Mike Magee (LA Galaxy)
Eric Kronberg (Montreal Impact)
Dominic Oduro (Montreal Impact)
Darrius Barnes (New England Revolution)
Mehdi Ballouchy (New York City FC)*
Jason Hernandez (New York City FC)
Kyle Reynish (New York Red Bulls)
Kevin Alston (Orlando City)
Nat Borchers (Portland Timbers)
Ned Grabavoy (Portland Timbers)*
Jack Jewsbury (Portland Timbers)*
Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)
Jamison Olave (Real Salt Lake)
Chris Wingert (Real Salt Lake)
Herculez Gomez (Seattle Sounders)
Zach Scott (Seattle Sounders)*
Nathan Sturgis (Seattle Sounders)
Chad Barrett (San Jose Earthquakes)
Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes)
Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)*
Marvell Wynne (San Jose Earthquakes)
Will Johnson (Toronto FC)

*Has retired or reportedly will retire this offseason

Which of these players are most intriguing to you? How many from this group would you like your club to sign? Expecting a lot of these veterans to find new homes this winter or will most agree to stay put?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Beasley played for the USMNT in 2015 and played 24 of 32 games for Houston in 2016. He would make a good addition to almost any team, assuming he no longer carries the DP designation and his salary demands are not too high. At this stage in his career, he is a likely sub capable of playing as an outside back or midfielder.

    Also, he is the only player on the 2010 USMNT WC squad whose signature I did not get while at the training camp in Princeton, if he goes to Philly, or either NY team, I will get second chances to complete the autographed ball..

  2. Interesting. I wonder if Landon will try to stay in California, IF HE DECIDES TO CONTINUE. We haven’t heard from him yet about it. San Jose possibly, or somewhere new altogether.

  3. Most of these guys were on the allocation list, how can they be free to sign with anyone, but then be drafted by the expansion club?

  4. ——— Gordon ————– Oduro ————–

    – Le Toux ———–Morales—————-Pappa

    —————— Will Johnson———————–


    ——————– STEVE CLARK——————-

    • yeah, because Alston at 28 is there. Right at retirement age.

      Man you are a whiner. Serious question, do you ever stop? Did you take 5 seconds, maybe 10 seconds to say, wow those were some great PKs by Lodiero and Jones under huge pressure?
      Or was it more a thinking that the PKs would have been better if MLS adopted Pro/Rel?

  5. Dom Oduro(if we dont take him in the expansion draft), Chance Myers, Sean Franklin, Sebastian Le Toux, Marvell Wynn, Will Johnson, David Horst and Kevin Alston are guys I would like to see Atlanta consider. Any of them could help us get started and fill out the roster.

    • Obviously the MVP of the free agency class. He could man mark Messi into obscurity.

      But….he is retiring.


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