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Chris Seitz Selected By Seattle Sounders, Fred By New England Revolution In MLS Re-Entry Draft

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The Philadelphia Union chose to pass on their selection in the MLS Re-Entry draft but found themselves losing two players in the second stage despite adding no one in either stage.

Chris Seitz, who was the opening game starter and retained his starting role through the first half of the season, was selected by the Seattle Sounders in the first round of the second Re-Entry stage. Seitz became expendable to the Union after coach Piotr Nowak decided to decline Seitz's option for the 2011 season and the reported acquisition of goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon. Due to make upwards of $100,000 for a second straight season, Seitz will most likely find his salary negotiated down by the Sounders who will use him as as a back up goalkeeper learning from starter Kasey Keller.

The New England Revolution selected midfielder Fred in the second round of the second stage of the MLS Re-Entry draft. Fred was part of a package that included the seventh overall pick in the draft and allocation money from DC United for the Union's first overall allocation spot - which would later become goalkeeper Troy Perkins, current United back up. Featuring 25 times, 24 starts, for the Union in 2010, Fred was a mainstay in the midfield but his contract culminated with the end of the MLS season.

Juan Pablo Angel, the rumored target of the Union, was selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Galaxy traded with the Houston Dynamo to move into that selection spot.