Just three players selected in MLS Re-Entry Draft

Only three players were selected in the first stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft yesterday as Eric Kronberg, Andy Gruenebaum and Robbie Findley all moved clubs.

Kronberg and Gruenebaum, both goalkeepers, left Sporting Kansas City and will hope to find a regular starting job at their new clubs.

Kronberg, 31, started 20 games for Kansas City last season and he moved to the Montreal Impact with the first overall pick in the Re-Entry Draft.

San Jose Earthquakes opted to select Gruenebaum with the second pick. The 31-year-old started 11 games for SKC last year and will replace the outgoing John Busch as the Earthquakes ‘keeper next season.

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The only outfield player picked up in yesterday’s draft was Robbie Findley as Toronto bolstered their frontline with the sixth pick. The 29-year-old scored just once in 16 appearances for Real Salt Lake last term and will hope to succeed with the Reds in 2015.

The move could suggest that Toronto are preparing for life without Jermain Defoe, by bringing in another striker on a relatively high wage. But Findley could also just be a new strike partner for the Englishman.

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The second stage of the Re-Entry Draft will take place on December 19 as all 20 MLS clubs will have the chance to select one of almost 60 players.

According to the league rules, any players not picked up after Stage 2 become available to any MLS club on a first-come, first-served basis.

What do you make of the first stage selections in the Re-Entry Draft?


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