The Fire used the 11th pick in the Re-Entry Draft to make forward Maicon Santos the only player selected on the day. TheBrazilian scored 7 goals in 26 games for DC United last season but most of those came during a torrid early season run. Santos has bounced around a bit since coming to MLS in 2009. He played for Chivas USA, Toronto FC, and FC Dallas before joining United last year.
According to the latest Player's Union release, Santos made $113,833.33 guaranteed last season with DC. He probably figures to gain spot minutes as a reserve with Guilermo Franco likely gone. He will also find minutes hard to come by unless the Fire find away to move Dominic Oduro this offseason.
Unsurprisingly, defender Dan Gargan was added to the list of available players this afternoon before the draft took place. Gargan, Corben Bone, and Jay Nolly all remain on the list of players available to all clubs in Phase 2 of the draft next Friday.