The first-stage of the MLS re-entry draft came and went really quickly: Only two players were selected, the entire process took just five minutes and the future of Jimmy Conrad and Josh Wolff is still unresolved.
D.C. United took Houston forward Joseph Ngwenya with the first pick, Columbus took Kansas City defender Aaron Hohlbein with the 10th pick. Sporting Kansas City, like 15 other teams, passed on their pick.
Hohlbein, the third pick in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft, made only two appearances for Kansas City in 2010. He spent the second-half of the season on loan to USSF Division II side Miami FC. His best year for the team came in 2009, he logged 1,867 minutes and 2 goals for the Wizards.
Columbus has unloaded several players this off-season, Hohlbein figures to step in to provide depth in the center of their defense.
Sporting Kansas City is now free to discuss a new contract with both Conrad and Wolff. The next stage of the re-entry draft is Dec. 15.