Gonzalo Veron turned out to be a super-sub for the Red Bulls in 2017. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)

Five New York City FC players and two from the Red Bulls are eligible for Thursday’s Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft.

The draft is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET.

NYCFC has five players in the draft whose option the club declined — Mikey Lopez, Jefferson Mena, Sean Okoli, John Stertzer and Ethan White.

The Red Bulls’ players include Damien Perrinelle, who is out of contract, and forward Gonzalo Veron, whose optioned the club declined.

Fifty-two players are eligible for the draft.

In Stage 1 last week, the Colorado Rapids selected midfielder Mike Grella and traded the Glen Cove, N.Y. native to Columbus Crew SC.

Unlike Stage 2, in which teams had to pay player’s option figure, they can negotiate new contract. So, more selections expected in this sage.

Players eligible for selection include:

* Option Decline Players: Those not eligible for Free Agency who will be at least 23 years old in 2017, with a minimum of three years of MLS experience

* Out of Contract Players: Those not eligible for free agency who have not received a bona fide offer and who are at least 25 years old with a minimum of four years of MLS experience, or are at least 30-years-old with a minimum of eight years of MLS experience

The Re-Entry Draft selection order is determined by the reverse order of the final 2017 standings, taking into account postseason performance (see below).

Players not selected following Stage 2 will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to all clubs.

PLAYERS AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION IN STAGE 2 OF 2017 MLS RE-ENTRY DRAFT

 

Club Player 2018 Status
Atlanta United Mark Bloom Option Decline
Chicago Fire Patrick Doody Option Decline
Colorado Rapids John Berner Out of Contract
Colorado Rapids Kevin Doyle Option Decline
Colorado Rapids Mohammed Saeid Option Decline
D.C. United Deshorn Brown Option Decline
D.C. United Chris Korb Option Decline
D.C. United Lloyd Sam Option Decline
D.C. United Marcelo Sarvas Out of Contract
Houston Dynamo Jalil Anibaba Option Decline
Houston Dynamo Vicente Sánchez Option Decline
LA Galaxy Rafael Garcia Option Decline
LA Galaxy Jermaine Jones Option Decline
LA Galaxy Jack McInerney Option Decline
LA Galaxy Raul Mendiola Option Decline
Los Angeles Football Club Carlos Alvarez Option Decline
Minnesota United FC Bernardo Añor Option Decline
Minnesota United FC Joe Greenspan Option Decline
Minnesota United FC Patrick McLain Out of Contract
Minnesota United FC Jermaine Taylor Option Decline
Montreal Impact Hernan Bernardello Out of Contract
Montreal Impact Patrice Bernier Out of Contract
Montreal Impact Hassoun Camara Out of Contract
Montreal Impact Andrew Romero Option Decline
New England Revolution Daigo Kobayashi Out of Contract
New England Revolution Donnie Smith Option Decline
New England Revolution Je-Vaughn Watson Option Decline
New England Revolution London Woodberry Option Decline
New York City FC Mikey Lopez Option Decline
New York City FC Jefferson Mena Option Decline
New York City FC Sean Okoli Option Decline
New York City FC John Stertzer Option Decline
New York City FC Ethan White Option Decline
New York Red Bulls Damien Perrinelle Out of Contract
New York Red Bulls Gonzalo Veron Option Decline
Orlando City SC Giles Barnes Option Decline
Orlando City SC Servando Carrasco Option Decline
Orlando City SC Sebastian Hines Option Decline
Philadelphia Union Charlie Davies Option Decline
Philadelphia Union Maurice Edu Option Decline
Portland Timbers Amobi Okugo Option Decline
San Jose Earthquakes Leandro Barrera Option Decline
San Jose Earthquakes Victor Bernardez Option Decline
San Jose Earthquakes Cordell Cato Option Decline
San Jose Earthquakes Marc Pelosi Option Decline
San Jose Earthquakes Kofi Sarkodie Out of Contract
Seattle Sounders FC Calum Mallace Option Decline
Sporting Kansas City Soni Mustivar Option Decline
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Matías Laba Option Decline
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Ben McKendry Option Decline
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Mauro Rosales Option Decline
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Sheanon Williams Option Decline

 

2017 MLS RE-ENTRY DRAFT ORDER

 

Draft Order Team
1 LA Galaxy
2 D.C. United
3 Colorado Rapids
4 Minnesota United FC
5 Orlando City SC
6 Montreal Impact
7 Philadelphia Union
8 New England Revolution
9 Real Salt Lake
10 FC Dallas
11 San Jose Earthquakes
12 Sporting Kansas City
13 Atlanta United
14 Chicago Fire
15 New York Red Bulls
16 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
17 Portland Timbers
18 New York City FC
19 Houston Dynamo
20 Columbus Crew SC
21 Seattle Sounders FC
22 Toronto FC
23 Los Angeles Football Club