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RSL hopes to re-sign Williams before re-entry draft

Published November 30, 2011 11:00 am

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Andy Williams is one of six Real Salt Lake players eligible for Monday's selection in the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Process, which is for players who have either seen their options declined or are out of contract.

Clubs may sign their Re-Entry Process eligible players through Friday. Additionally, eligible players may opt out of the Re-Entry Process by 7 p.m. Friday.

RSL seeks to get a deal done with Williams, who has 14 years of MLS service, before Monday.

"Although Andy is eligible for the re-entry draft based upon his years of service in the league and the fact that his existing MLS contract expires at the end of the year, we are in ongoing discussions with him and we are hopeful that he might remain part of RSL," general manager Garth Lagerwey said.

Williams is certainly the most high-profile RSL player eligible for the re-entry draft. Others include Jean Alexandre, Arturo Alvarez, Blake Wagner, Nelson Gonzalez and Rauwshan McKenzie.

The Stage 1 Draft will take place Monday, while the Stage 2 Draft is scheduled for Dec. 12.

The two drafts will take place via teleconference with all 19 clubs represented. MLS will release the results following each of the calls.