2022 MLS Re-Entry Process Rules & Procedures
Players who are eligible to be selected in the Re-Entry Draft include Players who are at least 22 years old and have a minimum of one year of MLS service who are out of contract and did not receive a Bona Fide Offer or whose contract options were not exercised by their clubs.
Teams select in the reverse order of their finish during the 2022 season, taking into account playoff performance. The MLS Cup champions will get the 28th pick, and expansion club St. Louis CITY SC will have the 29th. The draft takes place over two stages:
Players may only opt out of Re-Entry Stage 1 or 2 by providing written notice to the League prior to the relevant Re-Entry Draft blackout period.