As expected, D.C. United declined to select any players in the second round of the MLS Re-Entry Draft this afternoon. A thin pool of players, combined with United being reasonably deep at most positions, left few viable choices for the Black-and-Red to pick up today. Players that were not taken today can now be signed by MLS clubs on a first-come, first-served basis.
That’s not to say that there was no United-related action in today’s draft. Longtime backup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra was selected by Sporting Kansas City, which means that KC hold Dykstra’s MLS rights. They’re obliged to make a legitimate contract offer within one week, or else they must relinquish those rights.
Elsewhere, the Houston Dynamo selected former LA Galaxy center back Leonardo, while the Columbus Crew acquired the rights to Josh Williams, a former Crew player who spent 2016 with Toronto FC. Real Salt Lake forward Olmes Garcia was picked up by the San Jose Earthquakes, while Dykstra rounded out what was a pretty low-key Re-Entry Draft. This marks the second straight year that there were few takers in the second round; in 2015, only two players were selected.
The full second round results can be found here.