None of the MLS clubs made a selection in the 2016 MLS Waiver Draft and that obviously includes the Montreal Impact.
L'Impact ne réclame pas de joueur lors du Repêchage des joueurs disponibles 2016 de la MLS.#IMFC has passed in the 2016 #MLS Waiver Draft.— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) December 15, 2016
The financial risk for clubs to pick up a player does not make sense and the choices were not that great. It was highly unlikely to see Lucas Ontivero picked up by a MLS club with his high salary. Though, players not picked in the waiver draft can re-negotiate with their current clubs...and make less money. Just great.
I do exaggerate a tad when I crown the waiver draft as useless knowing that MLS clubs have used it to (re)sign players. It is just yet another archaic-looking and complicated for my accountancy-allergic mind.