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A few big names available in Stage 2 MLS Re-Entry Draft

Los Angeles Galaxy v Chivas USA

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 12: A.J. DeLaGarza #20 of Los Angeles Galaxy slide tackes Juan Pablo Angel #9 of Chivas USA during the MLS match against at The Home Depot Center on August 12, 2012 in Carson, California. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Getty Images)

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Stage 2 of Major League Soccer’s Re-Entry draft is set for today, and there is some intriguing talent available. The biggest names in the Re-Entry hopper: Chivas USA’s Juan Pablo Angel and Danny Califf, Dallas’ Julian de Guzman and Kevin Hartman and Colorado’s Conor Casey.

Established in 2010 as part of the league’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Re-Entry Draft was drawn up to provide veteran players some limited form of movement within the league.

The process does assist veteran players, but the first two versions have shown fairly limited value in terms of actually stocking rosters. Last year’s Re-Entry process helped Marc Burch find a place in Seattle, where he contributed regularly to the Sounders strong season.

And Clyde Simms sure benefited, starting 29 games for New England, which took him in the process last year. Otherwise, Hunter Freeman started 18 games for Colorado, Andrew Boyens and Pat Noonan (Los Angeles) got some games here and there. That’s about it.

The entire list of available players is here.

The draft happens today at 3 p.m. ET.