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Rebuilding the Rapids: Colorado Passes in Stage One of Re-Entry Draft

Did you miss the Re-Entry Draft? Well, you did not miss much.

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This has been a pretty busy day for the Colorado Rapids.

1)  The traded for Zac MacMath and now have three goalkeepers under contract in 2016.

2)  It appears that the Rapids have traded for Marco Pappa.

So overall not a bad bit of business if you are a Rapids fan.

And today Major League Soccer held Stage One of the 2015 Re-Entry Draft and the Rapids carried the second pick in that draft.  And as a refresher, the Re-Entry Draft is:

Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft will be held on Friday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. MT. Players who are available in Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft are:

Players who are at least 23-years-old and have a minimum of three MLS service years whose options were not exercised by their clubs (available at option salary for 2016).
Players who are at least 25-years-old with a minimum of four years of MLS experience who are out of contract and whose club does not wish to re-sign them at their previous salary (available for at least their 2015 salary).
Free Agents that choose to participate

The list of eligible players for the 2015 Re-Entry Draft will be announced on Monday, Dec. 7. Players that are not selected in Stage One will be made available in Stage Two on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. MT.

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

Needless to say, the Rapids passed in Stage one.

For a refresher on the Re-Entry draft, this presser from our very own Rapids Rabbi has some great information as the Rapids continue to build towards 2016.