The Seattle Sounders got Stage 2 of the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft off to an interesting start, as they acquired the No. 1 pick from the Vancouver Whitecaps and then promptly picked DC United's Marc Burch. The 27-year-old left back reportedly made $97,500 in total compensation last year, a figure the Sounders will undoubtedly looking to cut. The Sounders gave up their third round pick in the 2014 SuperDraft in order to acquire the pick.
The Sounders, like all drafting teams, will have to make a "genuine" offer within seven days. After seven days, the player is free to sign with any team, but the drafting team would retain the right of first refusal.
While that may have been the single biggest move of the draft, the LA Galaxy were easily the most active. They selected six players, including two of their own. In addition to retaining Frankie Hejduk and Dasan Robinson, they also picked Andrew Boyens (Chivas USA), Chris Leitch (San Jose Earthquakes), Pat Noonan (Sounders) and Jon Conway (Chicago Fire).
The only other team to be particularly active in the draft was the New England Revolution. They picked former Sounders forward Nate Jaqua with the second overall pick and then snapped up former United midfielder Clyde Simms in the second round. The Colorado Rapids picked up Fire midfielder Baggio Husidic and Dynamo fullback Hunter Freeman.
Complete draft results:
Fire: Kheli Dube
Galaxy: Hejduk, Robinson