One of the off-season priorities for the Union was to change their goaltending, and that process is guaranteed after goalie Chris Seitz was one of two players selected in Stage 2 of Major League Soccer's reentry process.
Seitz was selected by the Seattle Sounders FC with the ninth selection of the first round, while Union midfielder Fred was taken with the fourth pick in the second round by the New England Revolution.
The players became available for the draft after the Union didn't pick up their contract options. According to figures provided by the MLS Players' Union, Fred earned $282,000 in guaranteed salary last season, and Seitz earned $135,000.
The Union, with the third pick in the draft, declined to select a player.
The teams that made selections Wednesday have seven days to tender an offer to their respective players. If an offer is made and no agreement is reached, the club will hold the right of first refusal on the player's services in MLS.
With the departure of Seitz, the Union's top priority is a keeper, because Brad Knighton is the only goalie under contract. Union team manager Peter Nowak refused to comment on a report in the German magazine Kicker that 39-year-old Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon of FC Koln (Cologne) has agreed to terms with the Union.