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Congratulations to Scott Caldwell on having his 2018 option picked up by the New England Revolution.

https://www.revolutionsoccer.net/post/2017/11/27/revolution-announce-year-end-roster-moves

 

 

Repeated from another thread (now realizing it is time to start this one)...

Congrats to former Zip Saad Abdul-Salaam, whose 2018 option was picked up by Sporting KC.

https://www.sportingkc.com/post/2017/11/27/sporting-kc-exercises-options-11-players-ahead-2018-mls-season

 

I missed this back on November 16th...Montreal exercised their 2018 option for former Zip Evan Bush...

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/11/16/montreal-impact-announce-roster-moves-will-extend-blerim-dzemailis-loan

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Timbers announced they exercised 2018 options for Darren Mattocks and Zarek Valentin. Darlington Nagbe is also under contract for 2018.

 

Unfortunately, Midfielder Ben Zemanski is out of contract with the Timbers and will be eligible for MLS free agency, which begins at 12 noon PT on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

 

https://www.timbers.com/post/2017/11/27/portland-timbers-announce-roster-status-ahead-2018-season

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Unfortunately, Kofi Sarkodie is not under contract for 2018 with San Jose.

https://www.sjearthquakes.com/post/2017/11/27/news-earthquakes-announce-roster-moves-ahead-2018-mls-season

 

Also of note in the Quakes announcement is the following:

Free Agency begins on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. PT. Out of Contract and Option Decline players that were at least 28 years old during the 2017 season and have at least eight years of MLS service are eligible for Free Agency.

 

Ben Zemanski is 29 and has 8 years in MLS. (Chivas: 2010, 11, 12; Timbers: 2013, 14, 15, 16, 17)

Kofi is only 26 and has only 7 years in MLS (2011-17)

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It appears that Chris Korb is under contract with DC United for 2018. This link has a summary for all of the MLS teams. The 4 still playing have later deadlines (Dec 1 & 10) to make their roster moves known.

 

In the NE Revs article linked above, I missed that Teal Bunbury is out of contract. Teal has 8 years in MLS but is only 27; so, he is not a free agent.

 

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/11/24/contract-deadline-day-2017-stay-date-all-moves-around-mls

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2018 Zips in MLS Summary...

 

Dillon Serna ... Colorado Rapids

Wil Trapp ... Columbus Crew

Chris Korb ... DC United

Evan Bush ... Montreal Impact

Scott Caldwell ... New England Revolution

Jonathan Lewis ... NYCFC

Richie Laryea ... Orlando City

Adam Najem ... Philadelphia Union

Darren Mattocks, Darlington Nagbe, Zarek Valentin ... Portland Timbers

Saad Abdul-Salaam ... Sporting KC

 

Ben Zemanski ... Free Agent

Teal Bunbury, Kofi Sarkodie ... Out of Contract

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Thanks Zip_ME87 for all of your hard work in posting this excellent info

quite a proud legacy for zips mens soccer

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21 minutes ago, Zip_ME87 said:

2018 Zips in MLS Summary...

 

Dillon Serna ... Colorado Rapids

Wil Trapp ... Columbus Crew

Chris Korb ... DC United

Evan Bush ... Montreal Impact

Scott Caldwell ... New England Revolution

Jonathan Lewis ... NYCFC

Richie Laryea ... Orlando City

Adam Najem ... Philadelphia Union

Darren Mattocks, Darlington Nagbe, Zarek Valentin ... Portland Timbers

Saad Abdul-Salaam ... Sporting KC

 

Ben Zemanski ... Free Agent

Teal Bunbury, Kofi Sarkodie ... Out of Contract

What happens to Teal and Kofi now that they are out of contract? Can they only re-sign with their previous (current) team?

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6 minutes ago, AyYo said:

What happens to Teal and Kofi now that they are out of contract? Can they only re-sign with their previous (current) team?

 

That is a great question my friend. MLS roster rules are most confusing. I believe they are available for the re-entry draft. If not drafted by another team, their previous (current) team can re-sign them (likely at lower salary). If neither of these occur, they can still try out and sign with another team, but their previous (current) team has to agree (usually involves some compensation) since they are not free agents. If they don't find another team to which to go in MLS, they can go to another league inside or outside the USA.

 

EDIT: I admit that I'm not 100% certain of the process I described. I welcome any corrections by someone who may know better.

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1 minute ago, Zip_ME87 said:

 

That is a great question my friend. MLS roster rules are most confusing. I believe they are available for the re-entry draft. If not drafted by another team, their previous (current) team can re-sign them (likely at lower salary). If neither of these occur, they can still try out and sign with another team, but their previous (current) team has to agree (usually involves some compensation) since they are not free agents. If they don't find another team to which to go in MLS, they can go to another league inside or outside the USA.

Free agency is whacky in most professional sports leagues, but MLS is the whackiest by far.

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The Timbers just put out a corrected release.

https://www.timbers.com/post/2017/11/27/portland-timbers-announce-roster-status-ahead-2018-season

 

The Timbers did not exercise the 2018 contract options on defender/midfielders Amobi Okugo and Bill Tuiloma and forward Darren Mattocks. The club remains in discussions with Mattocks...

 

 

2018 Zips in MLS Summary...

 

Dillon Serna ... Colorado Rapids

Wil Trapp ... Columbus Crew

Chris Korb ... DC United

Evan Bush ... Montreal Impact

Scott Caldwell ... New England Revolution

Jonathan Lewis ... NYCFC

Richie Laryea ... Orlando City

Adam Najem ... Philadelphia Union

Darlington Nagbe, Zarek Valentin, Darren Mattocks (TBD) ... Portland Timbers

Saad Abdul-Salaam ... Sporting KC

 

Ben Zemanski ... Free Agent

Teal Bunbury, Kofi Sarkodie ... Out of Contract

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http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/862041?referrer_id=2333971

 

this topic is former zips in pro leagues. This is not MLS related....but Michael Nanchoff and Zac Portillos will be returning to Tampa Bay in the USL for 2018.  Zac Portillos went from not playing much to being a key starting defender.  Congratulations to both former zips.

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On 11/27/2017 at 7:25 PM, Zip_ME87 said:

It appears that Chris Korb is under contract with DC United for 2018. This link has a summary for all of the MLS teams. The 4 still playing have later deadlines (Dec 1 & 10) to make their roster moves known.

 

Looks like there has been an update as far as Cris Korb. Contract option not exercised....I lloks like this was updated...https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/11/24/contract-deadline-day-2017-stay-date-all-moves-around-mls

 

Also (thanks TennZip)...https://www.dcunited.com/post/2017/11/28/dc-united-exercise-contract-options-six-players?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=twitter

 

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Update...

 

2018 Zips in MLS Summary...

 

Dillon Serna ... Colorado Rapids

Wil Trapp ... Columbus Crew

Evan Bush ... Montreal Impact

Scott Caldwell ... New England Revolution

Jonathan Lewis ... NYCFC

Richie Laryea ... Orlando City

Adam Najem ... Philadelphia Union

Darlington Nagbe, Zarek Valentin, Darren Mattocks (TBD) ... Portland Timbers

Saad Abdul-Salaam ... Sporting KC

 

Ben Zemanski ... Free Agent

Teal Bunbury, Kofi Sarkodie, Chris Korb ... Out of Contract

 

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Update...

 

2018 Zips in MLS Summary...

 

Dillon Serna ... Colorado Rapids

Wil Trapp ... Columbus Crew

Darren Mattocks ... DC United

Evan Bush ... Montreal Impact

Scott Caldwell ... New England Revolution

Jonathan Lewis ... NYCFC

Richie Laryea ... Orlando City

Adam Najem ... Philadelphia Union

Darlington Nagbe, Zarek Valentin ... Portland Timbers

Saad Abdul-Salaam ... Sporting KC

 

Ben Zemanski ... Free Agent

Teal Bunbury, Kofi Sarkodie, Chris Korb ... Out of Contract

 

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Looks like now that Caleb is gone from Portland, many of his preferred players (Akron guys) are also on their way out. 

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Another update...

 

2018 Zips in MLS Summary...

 

Darlington Nagbe ... Atlanta United (another MLS club that now has a former Zip on its roster)

Dillon Serna ... Colorado Rapids

Wil Trapp ... Columbus Crew

Darren Mattocks ... DC United

Evan Bush ... Montreal Impact

Scott Caldwell ... New England Revolution

Jonathan Lewis ... NYCFC

Richie Laryea ... Orlando City

Adam Najem ... Philadelphia Union

Zarek Valentin ... Portland Timbers

Saad Abdul-Salaam ... Sporting KC

 

Ben Zemanski ... Free Agent

Teal Bunbury, Kofi Sarkodie, Kris Korb ... Out of Contract

 

 

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I thought ZipsNation might enjoy reading this ...

 

 

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