New England Soccer Today

Revs Trio Set for Re-Entry Draft

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Veteran defenders Kevin Alston and Jeremy Hall, along with midfielder Andy Dorman, are among 60 players eligible for the Re-Entry Draft after the league announced the master list on Monday.

Alston and Hall both had their club options declined last month, while Dorman’s contract expired during the offseason. All three are eligible for the draft because they are at least 25-years-old with a minimum of four years of MLS experience, are out of contract, and whose club does not wish to re-sign them at their previous salary.

Alston played in 16 games, including nine starts during the 2015 season. He assisted on Juan Agudelo’s bicycle kick goal during the club’s 2-1 loss to DC in the knock out stage of the postseason. Alston’s salary for 2015 was listed at $158,333.

Hall saw action in 12 games, and earned 11 starts at right back during his first year in Foxboro. The club acquired him via trade with Toronto FC last winter in exchange for a 2015 fourth-round pick. Hall earned $70,000 in 2015.

Dorman played in 18 games, including 12 starts in the central midfield during a campaign in which he was called upon to fill in for an injured Jermaine Jones. Dorman, who was originally drafted by the Revolution in 2004, returned to the club in 2013 after a stints in Scotland and England. He commanded a salary of $145,000 in 2015.

All three players can be extended bona fide offers by outside clubs during Stage One, and given genuine offers during Stage 2. Any player that rejects a bona fide offer during Stage One, or cannot come to an agreement on a genuine offer during Stage 2, will have his MLS rights held by the club that selects him. Players who remain unselected after Stage Two will be available to any MLS club on a first come, first serve basis.

Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. ET. Clubs have up until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday to re-sign or trade their own Re-Entry Draft eligible players. Stage Two will be held on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. ET.

The Re-Entry Draft Order is determined by the reverse order of the final standings in the MLS season, taking into account postseason performance.

A player may choose to opt out of the Re-Entry Process prior to Stage One and/or Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft. In such instances, the right of first refusal for the player will remain with his previous club.

Meanwhile, the Revolution do not have any players on the roster eligible for free agency. Former Revolution players Jeff Larentowicz (Chicago), James Riley (Colorado) and Chad Barrett (Seattle) are all a part of the league’s first class of free agency, which was granted to the Players Union as part of the collective bargaining agreement that was reached on the eve of First Kick 2015.

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