No Players Selected by Any Team in 2005 MLS Waiver Draft
NEW YORK (By Jonathan Nierman MLSNet.com)- All 12 Major League Soccer teams chose not to make any selections in a waiver draft held via teleconference call on Wednesday one day after 49 players were released from their respective clubs.
Per MLS waiver regulations each club will retain the rights to the players that they waived on Tuesday for the next 12 months.
All clubs are now left with several holes in their 28-man rosters. Those holes will start to be filled after the FIFA international transfer window opens on Jan. 1 2006.
The transfer window is set to close on March 1 which coincides with the MLS roster and salary budget compliance date for the 2006 season. On that date all MLS teams must consist of no more than 18 senior roster players 10 developmental roster players and 4 senior international players.
MLS will hold its annual Player Combine on Jan. 12-15 at The Home Depot Center in Carson CA. The 2006 MLS SuperDraft will follow on Jan. 20 in Philadelphia PA held in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America conference.
Jonathan Nierman is a contributor to MLSnet.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer or its clubs.