Major League Soccer announces free-agent class of 26 players
Major League Soccer has announced its first class of free agents.
Beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, 26 players will be free to negotiate new deals with any of the league's 20 teams.
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The list of players includes names such as Ricardo Clark, Edson Buddle and Mike Magee, and predominantly consists of longtime veterans.
Based on the league's most recent collective bargaining agreement, only players who were out of contract or didn't have options picked up at the end of the 2015 season, and are at least 28 years old and have a minimum of eight years of service are eligible.
Here is the complete list, with former team listed.
Goalkeepers: Jon Busch (Chicago Fire), Troy Perkins (Seattle Sounders), Kyle Reynish (New York Red Bulls), Andrew Weber (Portland Timbers)
Defenders: Corey Ashe (Orlando City SC), Bobby Burling (Colorado Rapids), Ty Harden (Chicago Fire), Michael Harrington (Colorado Rapids), Stephen Keel (FC Dallas), Drew Moor (Colorado Rapids), James Riley (Colorado Rapids)
Midfielders: Eric Avila (Orlando City SC), Brian Carroll (Philadelphia Union), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Ned Grabavoy (New York City FC), Nick LaBrocca (Colorado Rapids), Jeff Larentowicz (Chicago Fire), Justin Mapp (Montreal Impact), Paulo Nagamura (Sporting Kansas City), Nathan Sturgis (Houston Dynamo)
Forwards: Chad Barrett (Seattle Sounders), Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy), Conor Casey (Philadelphia Union), Kenny Cooper (Montreal Impact), Alan Gordon (LA Galaxy), Mike Magee (Chicago Fire)