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Sounders pass while Ford and Bowen taken

Seattle Sounders FC passed with its pick -- the 16th overall -- in today's second stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

However two Sounders were selected: reserve goalkeeper Josh Ford the new Orlando City SC and forward Tristan Bowen by New England.

Here's the release from the leauge:

Major League Soccer today conducted Stage Two of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Process. A total of eight players were selected by six different MLS clubs. San Jose Earthquakes made two selections in the draft, picking up defender Marvell Wynne and midfielder Sanna Nyassi. Houston Dynamo also selected twice, choosing forward Chandler Hoffman and midfielder Nathan Sturgis. Drafting clubs will be required to make a genuine offer to the player within seven days. In the event that an agreement cannot be reached between the drafting club and the out-of-contract player, the drafting club will hold the right of first refusal for that player in MLS. Clubs were allowed to select their own players in Stage Two only after all other clubs had declined to select those players. No club selected their own player in today’s draft.

With the close of the Re-Entry Draft, an MLS trade window will open leading to the SuperDraft on Jan. 15. Between those two dates last offseason (Dec. 18-Jan. 21), the Sounders made seven transactions including extended or new contracts for Lamar Neagle, Tristan Bowen and Marcus Hahnemann, and the signings of Barrett and homegrown players Aaron Kovar and Sean Okoli. The club loaned Clint Dempsey to Fulham. It also traded for Jalil Anibaba.

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