Galaxy Go For Depth In Stage 2 Of Re-Entry Draft

Galaxy Go For Depth In Stage 2 Of Re-Entry Draft

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 12, 2011
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  • 2011 Re-Entry Draft, Features

Marc Burch (left) was the first player selected in stage two of the Re-Entry Draft. (Getty Images)

The second stage of the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft came and went with a flurry of picks from the defending MLS Cup champions, LA Galaxy.

LA needed depth for the possibly 50ish games that they will play next year with the Champions League knock-out stage in the spring, followed by the 2012/13 group stage in the fall. The Galaxy picked up four players and re-signed two more that were listed in the re-entry draft pool to round out the busy afternoon.

The Galaxy selected defenders Andrew Boyens and Chris Leitch, forward Pat Noonan and goalkeeper Jon Conway with their first four picks, and then used the chance to pick their own veterans Dasan Robinson and Frankie Hejduk, who both went unselected in the draft after the Galaxy declined their options following the 2011 season.

Other active teams on the day included the New England Revolution, the Colorado Rapids and the Seattle Sounders trading up to get the first overall pick.

Seattle used that first pick to get defender Marc Burch. A move that surprised many.

STAGE 2 RE-ENTRY DRAFT PICKS

Pick Club Round 1
Player (former club)
Round 2 (if nec.)
Player (former club)
1 Seattle Marc Burch (D.C. United)
2 New England Nate Jaqua (Seattle Sounders FC) Clyde Simms (D.C. United)
3 Toronto FC Pass
4 Chivas USA Pass
5 San Jose Pass
6 DC United Pass
7 Portland Pass
8 Chicago Kheli Dube (New England Revolution)
9 Columbus Pass
10 FC Dallas Pass
11 New York Pass
12 Philadelphia Pass
13 Colorado Baggio Husidic (Chicago Fire) Hunter Freeman (Houston Dynamo)
14 Vancouver Pass
15 Sporting KC Pass
16 Real Salt Lake Pass
17 Houston Pass
18 LA Galaxy Andrew Boyens (Chivas USA) Chris Leitch (San Jose Earthquakes)

Pat Noonan (Seattle Sounders FC)

Jon Conway (Chicago Fire)

Dasan Robinson (LA Galaxy)

Frankie Hejduk (LA Galaxy)

19 Montreal Pass

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