After talking with FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo yesterday during the media call, it was pretty apparent that the club would pass on picking anyone up in Wednesday's Stage 2 of the 2013 Re-Entry Draft.
Sure enough, the time came and FC Dallas passed.
Both David Ferreira and Ugo Ihemelu were also not selected in the second stage of the draft, meaning they go into a free agency-type pool as clubs can sign them on a first-come, first-serve basis.
FC Dallas could still bring back the former MVP but Clavijo also made it sound like that idea will likely only happen with the new coach's blessing.
"The next step is we're going to try to talk to him but we haven't made that decision yet," said Clavijo. "Idea would be to have a coach to help make those decisions at the last minute."
The second stage of the Re-Entry Draft saw eight players selected today. 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.
D.C. United picked up Fabian Espindola and Nana Attakora with their two selections. Seattle added Chad Barrett and Corey Hertzog. Toronto brought back their former captain in Dwayne De Rosario. San Jose made two picks by adding Shaun Francis and Brandon Barklage. Lastly, Vancouver added Mhedi Ballouchy.