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Seven teams waive total of 14 players; draft is Friday.

NEW YORK (Wednesday, November 1, 2000) -- Fourteen players were placed on waivers today as seven of Major League Soccer's 12 teams made roster moves in preparation for the 2001 season.

Each of the players was placed in the annual waiver draft via conference call at the league’s headquarters here on Friday at 2 p.m. (ET).

The Columbus Crew and Miami Fusion each waived three players, with D.C. United, the Dallas Burn and Los Angeles Galaxy vuting loose two apiece.

The reigning MLS Cup champion Kansas City Wizards, Chicago Fire, MetroStars, Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes did not waive any players.

The order of selection for the waiver draft: (1) San Jose, (2) D.C. United, (3) Columbus, (4) Miami Fusion, (5) Colorado, (6) New England, (7) Dallas, (8) Tampa Bay, (9) Los Angeles, (10) MetroStars, (11) Chicago, and (12) Kansas City.

Last season's draft saw three players claimed from a 22-player pool: forward Nino DaSilva (MetroStars), midfielder Gabe Eastman (San Jose) and defender Mario Gori (Columbus).

The waived players:

Eastern Division
D.C. United - David Hayes, forward; Pete Marino, forward.
Miami Fusion - Francis Okaroh, defenderp; Maurizio Rocha, midfielder; Nelson Vargas, midfielder.
New England Revolution - Paul Keegan, forward.

Central Division
Columbus Crew - Steve Armas, midfielder; Miroslaw Rzepa, defender; Dominic Schell, midfielder.
Dallas Burn - Ricardo Iribarren, defender; Johann Noetzel, goalkeeper.
Tampa Bay Mutiny - Cesar Alvarado, midfielder.

Western Division
Los Angeles Galaxy - Seth George, forward; Jorge Salcedo, midfielder.

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