Major League Soccer has announced the official selection order for the 2014 MLS Dispersal Draft after all 20 MLS clubs participated in a weighted draw earlier today. Below is the finalized ranking for the Dispersal Draft which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 4:00 p.m. ET.
2014 Dispersal Draft Order1. FC Dallas2. New York City FC3. Sporting Kansas City 4. D.C. United5. New England Revolution 6. Montreal Impact7. Orlando City SC8. Colorado Rapids9. San Jose Earthquakes10. Real Salt Lake11. Houston Dynamo12. Portland Timbers13. Chicago Fire14. Toronto FC15. Columbus Crew SC16. LA Galaxy17. Philadelphia Union18. New York Red Bulls19. Seattle Sounders FC20. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Using an envelope method, the MLS clubs that qualified for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs presented by AT&T were given one envelope, while all non-playoff teams, along with 2015 expansion teams New York City FC and Orlando City SC, were awarded two envelopes. The draft picks drawn today are final and cannot be traded between clubs.
The 2014 MLS Dispersal Draft will be conducted via teleconference with representatives from all 20 MLS clubs. Each club will determine a selection in the order above and the draft will conclude when every team forgoes a selection. MLS clubs that acquire a Dispersal Draft player must take them at their full 2015 budget charges and exercise their option. If clubs leave selected players unprotected in advance of the Expansion Draft, which will be held on Dec. 10, they will be made available for selection by New York City FC and Orlando City SC on that date.
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Former Chivas USA players that are not taken in the Dispersal Draft will take part in the Re-Entry Draft, if eligible, or will be made available in the Waiver Draft on Dec. 10.