The Portland Timbers have taken Steve Zakuani with the No. 2 pick in the MLS re-entry draft.
This is the first stage of the re-entry Process, when clubs can claim players by exercising their current options or extending them a bona fide offer as stipulated by the CBA.
Players that go unselected in the first stage will then be available for the second stage that will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 3 pm ET, also via conference call. Accordig to league rules, teams will have seven days to make a bona fide offer to the players they select in Stage 2 and if an agreement cant be reached, the club will hold the right of first refusal for that player in MLS.
Any players not picked up after Stage 2 become available to any MLS club on a first-come, first-served basis.