Rosales and Zakuani’s Options Declined. Keeper Clearout in Vancouver. Espindola, De Rosario, Franklin

Posted in LA Galaxy, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver

Published on December 09, 2013 with 2 Comments

Photo: Mike Russell

Photo: Mike Russell

Steve Zakuani and Mauro Rosales are among five Sounders names entering the first waiver draft.

Joining them are Marc Burch, Josh Ford and Blair Gaven. Mike Gspurning is on his way out after not having his contract renewed.

The Austrian goalkeeper played 40 times for the club over two seasons. The 32 year old keeper came from Greek club Skoda Xanthi.

He had been seen as a good performer until his form dipped in in a 5-1 defeat at Colorado Rapids. He conceded four more in a 4-1 defeat at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps on the next outing.

After that, he was replaced by US veteran Marcus Hahneman but returned for the play-offs.

In Gspurning’s first season, he played 21 games and conceded just 15 goals, registering a 0.73 goals against average, the third lowest in MLS history.

Only David Horst and Ryan Miller appear from Portland.

The Vancouver clear out contains two goalkeepers, Joe Cannon and Brad Knighton. Forwards Tommy Heinemann and Corey Hertzog join them.

Other interesting inclusions on the list are James Riley, Kenny Cooper, Dwayne de Rosario, Brian Mullan, Joel Lindpere, Heath Pearce, Fabian Espindola, Cam Weaver, and surprisingly LA Galaxy defender Sean Franklin.

The full list is below.

Clubs may still sign their Re-Entry Process eligible players through 5 p.m. ET on December 11. Additionally, eligible players may opt out of the Re-Entry Process between now and 5 p.m. ET on December 11.

The Stage One draft of the Re-Entry Process will take place on Thursday, December 12 at 3 p.m. ET and the Stage Two draft will take place on Wednesday, December 18 at 3 p.m. ET. The two drafts will take place via teleconference with all 19 clubs represented.

Both Stage One and Stage Two drafts will be conducted in the same order as the traditional Waiver Draft.

Players Eligible for Participation in the Re-Entry Process (alphabetical by club):

2013 Club

Player Name

Status

CHI

Corben Bone

Option Declined

CHI

Shaun Francis

Option Declined

CHI

Joel Lindpere

Option Declined

CHI

Daniel Paladini

Option Declined

CHI

Logan Pause

Option Declined

CHI

Chris Rolfe

Option Declined

CHI

Maicon Santos

Option Declined

CHI

Wells Thompson

Out of Contract

CHI

Michael Videira

Option Declined

CHV

Ante Jazic

Out of Contract

CHV

Steve Purdy

Option Declined

CHV

Josue Soto

Option Declined

CLB

Danny O’Rourke

Option Declined

CLB

Konrad Warzycha

Option Declined

COL

Steward Ceus

Option Declined

COL

Brian Mullan

Option Declined

COL

Jamie Smith

Option Declined

DC

Dwayne De Rosario

Option Declined

DC

James Riley

Option Declined

DC

Carlos Ruiz

Option Declined

DC

Marcelo Saragosa

Option Declined

DC

John Thorrington

Option Declined

DC

Daniel Woolard

Option Declined

DAL

Kenny Cooper

Option Declined

DAL

David Ferreira

Option Declined

DAL

Ugo Ihemelu

Option Declined

HOU

Bobby Boswell

Out of Contract

HOU

Calen Carr

Out of Contract

HOU

Michael Chabala

Option Declined

HOU

Alex Dixon

Option Declined

HOU

Cam Weaver

Option Declined

LA

Colin Clark

Option Declined

LA

Laurent Courtois

Option Declined

LA

Sean Franklin

Option Declined

LA

Pablo Mastroeni

Out of Contract

MTL

Sinisa Ubiparipovic

Option Declined

NE

Kevin Alston

Out of Contract

NE

Chad Barrett

Option Declined

NE

Ryan Guy

Option Declined

NE

Clyde Simms

Option Declined

NE

Juan Toja

Option Declined

NY

Andre Akpan

Out of Contract

NY

Brandon Barklage

Option Declined

NY

Fabian Espindola

Option Declined

NY

Kevin Hartman

Option Declined

NY

Heath Pearce

Out of Contract

PHI

Chris Albright

Out of Contract

POR

David Horst

Option Declined

POR

Ryan Miller

Option Declined

RSL

Yordany Alvarez

Option Declined

RSL

Brandon McDonald

Option Declined

RSL

Josh Saunders

Option Declined

RSL

Khari Stephenson

Option Declined

SEA

Marc Burch

Option Declined

SEA

Josh Ford

Option Declined

SEA

Blair Gaven

Option Declined

SEA

Mauro Rosales

Option Declined

SEA

Steve Zakuani

Out of Contract

SJ

Nana Attakora

Option Declined

SJ

Mehdi Ballouchy

Out of Contract

SJ

Dan Gargan

Option Declined

SJ

Evan Newton

Option Declined

TOR

Justin Braun

Out of Contract

TOR

Bobby Convey

Option Declined

VAN

Joe Cannon

Option Declined

VAN

Tommy Heinemann

Option Declined

VAN

Corey Hertzog

Option Declined

VAN

Brad Knighton

Option Declined

 





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  1. Well, we’ll see who they re-sign, if anyone. I’ve been thinking lately that if they go with a diamond formation, they don’t really use a winger anyways and would need another speedy player at Left ull/wingback.

    Please, I am not advocating that they should get rid of Rosales and Zak, so keep your flamethrowers in your pockets, just speculating.

    Maybe they would consider switching Zak to forward in that situation if they re-signed him. Bah, you hate to see it with a #1 draft pick who had such a bright future ahead of him. Of course, if they signed Brian Mullan out of a fit of insanity, they’d see some real flamethrowers.

  2. You need positions and salary data to see if any of these released players are worth selecting in the draft…. or you can wait a week and hope to get one at a reduced rate…

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