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Red Bulls pass on waiver-draft

Surprise, the Red Bulls passed on another waiver draft.

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Today was the 2015 MLS Waiver-Draft.

Thirty players were eligible to be selected. Players eligible are those who had been waived by their clubs, but did not reach the criteria for next week's Re-Entry Draft. The New York Red Bulls had one player eligible to be claimed by the 19 other MLS franchises in Leo Stolz.

The Red Bulls held the 18th overall pick, having bowed out in the Eastern Conference Finals. They will hold this selection for the Re-Entry draft and for the 2016 MLS Superdraft.

The draft went fairly quickly, with only the Colorado Rapids reportedly making a selection. The Rapids selected Michael Ariza from the Seattle Sounders. All other teams passed.

The New York Red Bulls confirmed to Once a Metro that they did not make a selection, and chose not to comment on their thought process for passing on making a selection.

Focus will now shift to the MLS Re-Entry Draft stage one, which is scheduled for Dec. 11 at 3 pm Eastern Time. The Re-Entry draft happens in two phases with stage two scheduled for Dec. 17.

Historically, the Red Bulls have not picked up players in the Re-Entry Draft, having passed on the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 editions.