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NEWS: MLS Announces Available Players for Selection in 2018 MLS Expansion Draft

NEW YORK – Major League Soccer today announced the list of players available for selection in the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft, which takes place starting at 11 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Dec. 11. FC Cincinnati will have the opportunity to select up to five players as they prepare for their 2019 debut. A list of 255 players are available.

The 2018 MLS Expansion Draft will be conducted live from MLS Headquarters in New York, with FC Cincinnati President and GM Jeff Berding, head coach Alan Koch and technical director Luke Sassano on hand to make the club’s selections. Live coverage will be on MLSsoccer.com.

Current MLS clubs protected 11 players from their 2018 roster, with the five teams that had players selected by the Los Angeles Football Club in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft exempt from this year’s draft (Columbus Crew SC, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City and Toronto FC). Since 2014, each round of expansion has involved two incoming clubs selecting from the eligible player list. Therefore, for the competitive consistency of the MLS Expansion Draft process, LAFC and FC Cincinnati are considered a single round of expansion. LAFC players will be eligible for selection this year by FC Cincinnati.

Generation adidas players (who did not graduate at the end of the 2018 season) and Homegrown Players on a club’s off-budget roster are automatically protected and do not count against a team’s 11 protected roster spots. Designated Players are not automatically protected. If a Designated Player has a no trade clause in his contract, then the club must protect him in the Expansion Draft.

Once one player has been selected from a team’s unprotected roster, that team may not lose any further players (all additional players from that team become ineligible for selection).

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PLAYERS AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION IN 2018 MLS EXPANSION DRAFT

* indicates the player is eligible for Free Agency

 

Club

Player

Atlanta United

Mikey Ambrose

Atlanta United

Jon Gallagher

Atlanta United

José Hernández

Atlanta United

Mitch Hildebrandt

Atlanta United

Alec Kann

Atlanta United

Kevin Kratz

Atlanta United

Jeff Larentowicz

Atlanta United

Chris McCann

Atlanta United

Michael Parkhurst*

Atlanta United

Oliver Shannon

Atlanta United

Brandon Vazquez

Atlanta United

Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu

Atlanta United

Romario Williams

Atlanta United

Sal Zizzo*

Chicago Fire

Jonathan Campbell

Chicago Fire

Stefan Cleveland

Chicago Fire

Elliot Collier

Chicago Fire

Jorge Corrales

Chicago Fire

Christian Dean

Chicago Fire

Nicolas Del Grecco

Chicago Fire

Alan Gordon*

Chicago Fire

Nicolas Hasler

Chicago Fire

Daniel Johnson

Chicago Fire

Patrick McLain

Chicago Fire

Yura Movsisyan

Chicago Fire

Richard Sanchez

Chicago Fire

Luis Solignac

Chicago Fire

Brandon Vincent

Colorado Rapids

Giles Barnes

Colorado Rapids

Johan Blomberg

Colorado Rapids

Yannick Boli

Colorado Rapids

Caleb Calvert

Colorado Rapids

Edgar Castillo

Colorado Rapids

Kip Colvey

Colorado Rapids

Mike Da Fonte

Colorado Rapids

Andrew Dykstra*

Colorado Rapids

Shkëlzen Gashi

Colorado Rapids

Sam Hamilton

Colorado Rapids

Enzo Martinez

Colorado Rapids

Axel Sjöberg

Colorado Rapids

Danny Wilson

D.C. United

Vytas Andriuškevičius

D.C. United

Frederic Brillant

D.C. United

Nick DeLeon

D.C. United

Kevin Ellis

D.C. United

Jared Jeffrey

D.C. United

Dane Kelly

D.C. United

Taylor Kemp

D.C. United

Darren Mattocks

D.C. United

Bruno Miranda

D.C. United

Chris Odoi-Atsem

D.C. United

Kofi Opare

D.C. United

David Ousted

D.C. United

Zoltan Stieber

D.C. United

Travis Worra

FC Dallas

Abel Aguilar

FC Dallas

Anibal Chala

FC Dallas

Cristian Colmán

FC Dallas

Maynor Figueroa

FC Dallas

Moises Hernandez

FC Dallas

Roland Lamah

FC Dallas

Marquinhos Pedroso

FC Dallas

Adonijah Reid

FC Dallas

Reto Ziegler

FC Dallas

Kyle Zobeck

Houston Dynamo

Eric Alexander

Houston Dynamo

Arturo Alvarez*

Houston Dynamo

DaMarcus Beasley*

Houston Dynamo

Eric Bird

Houston Dynamo

Leonardo*

Houston Dynamo

Conor Donovan

Houston Dynamo

Boniek García

Houston Dynamo

Kevin Garcia

Houston Dynamo

Luis Gil

Houston Dynamo

Adolfo Machado

Houston Dynamo

Michael Nelson

Houston Dynamo

Dylan Remick

Houston Dynamo

Chris Seitz

Houston Dynamo

Philippe Senderos

Houston Dynamo

Mac Steeves

Houston Dynamo

Jared Watts

Houston Dynamo

Andrew Wenger

LAFC

Steven Beitashour

LAFC

Tristan Blackmon

LAFC

Nico Czornomaz

LAFC

Danilo da Silva

LAFC

Benny Feilhaber*

LAFC

Jordan Harvey*

LAFC

Dejan Jaković

LAFC

Luis López

LAFC

Charlie Lyon

LAFC

Calum Mallace

LAFC

James Murphy

LAFC

Josh Perez

LAFC

Quillan Roberts

LAFC

Steeve Saint-Duc

LAFC

Marco Ureña

LA Galaxy

Servando Carrasco

LA Galaxy

Michael Ciani

LA Galaxy

Ashley Cole

LA Galaxy

Tomas Hilliard-Arce

LA Galaxy

Baggio Hušidić*

LA Galaxy

Perry Kitchen

LA Galaxy

Ariel Lassiter

LA Galaxy

João Pedro

LA Galaxy

Chris Pontius

LA Galaxy

Jorgen Skjelvik

LA Galaxy

Brian Sylvestre

LA Galaxy

Justin Vom Steeg

LA Galaxy

Sheanon Williams*

Minnesota United FC

Fernando Bob

Minnesota United FC

Marc Burch*

Minnesota United FC

Sam Cronin

Minnesota United FC

Luiz Fernando Maximiniano

Minnesota United FC

Alexi Gómez

Minnesota United FC

Ibson

Minnesota United FC

Alex Kapp

Minnesota United FC

Matt Lampson

Minnesota United FC

Carter Manley

Minnesota United FC

Eric Miller

Minnesota United FC

Wyatt Omsberg

Minnesota United FC

Bertrand Owundi

Minnesota United FC

Frantz Pangop

Minnesota United FC

Jerome Thiesson

Minnesota United FC

Johan Venegas

Minnesota United FC

Collen Warner*

Montreal Impact

Quincy Amarikwa*

Montreal Impact

Micheal Azira

Montreal Impact

Rudy Camacho

Montreal Impact

Zakaria Diallo

Montreal Impact

Clement Diop

Montreal Impact

Chris Duvall

Montreal Impact

Rod Fanni

Montreal Impact

Kyle Fisher

Montreal Impact

Anthony Jackson-Hamel

Montreal Impact

Matteo Mancosu

Montreal Impact

Michael Petrasso

Montreal Impact

Bacary Sagna

Montreal Impact

Michael Salazar

New England Revolution

Jalil Anibaba

New England Revolution

Cody Cropper

New England Revolution

Claude Dielna

New England Revolution

Guillermo Hauche

New England Revolution

Femi Hollinger-Janzen

New England Revolution

Brad Knighton

New England Revolution

Cristhian Machado

New England Revolution

Nicolas Samayoa

New England Revolution

Mark Segbers

New England Revolution

Gabriel Somi

New England Revolution

Chris Tierney*

New England Revolution

Brian Wright

New England Revolution

Wilfried Zahibo

New York City FC

Saad Abdul-Salaam

New York City FC

Eloi Amagat

New York City FC

Kwame Awuah

New York City FC

Daniel Bedoya

New York City FC

Jo Inge Berget

New York City FC

Jeff Caldwell

New York City FC

Yangel Herrera

New York City FC

Cedric Hountondji

New York City FC

Sebastien Ibeagha

New York City FC

Thomas McNamara

New York City FC

Ebenezer Ofori

New York City FC

Andre Rawls

New York City FC

Brad Stuver

New York City FC

David Villa

New York City FC

Rodney Wallace*

New York Red Bulls

Anatole Abang

New York Red Bulls

Vincent Bezecourt

New York Red Bulls

Aurelien Collin*

New York Red Bulls

Kyle Duncan

New York Red Bulls

Fidel Escobar

New York Red Bulls

Andreas Ivan

New York Red Bulls

Ethan Kutler

New York Red Bulls

Connor Lade

New York Red Bulls

Hassan Ndam

New York Red Bulls

Tommy Redding

New York Red Bulls

Carlos Rivas

New York Red Bulls

Marc Rzatkowski

New York Red Bulls

Florian Valot

New York Red Bulls

Brian White

Orlando City SC

RJ Allen

Orlando City SC

Joe Bendik

Orlando City SC

Pierre Da Silva

Orlando City SC

Earl Edwards Jr.

Orlando City SC

Cristian Higuita

Orlando City SC

Will Johnson

Orlando City SC

Sacha Kljestan

Orlando City SC

Richie Laryea

Orlando City SC

Stefano Pinho

Orlando City SC

Dillon Powers

Orlando City SC

Tony Rocha

Orlando City SC

Lamine Sané

Orlando City SC

Chris Schuler*

Orlando City SC

Jonathan Spector

Orlando City SC

Scott Sutter

Orlando City SC

Donny Toia

Philadelphia Union

Warren Creavalle

Philadelphia Union

Bořek Dočkal

Philadelphia Union

Marcus Epps

Philadelphia Union

Fabinho

Philadelphia Union

Richard Marquez

Philadelphia Union

John McCarthy

Philadelphia Union

Jake McGuire

Philadelphia Union

Haris Medunjanin

Philadelphia Union

Kacper Przybylko

Philadelphia Union

Jay Simpson

Philadelphia Union

Josh Yaro

Portland Timbers

Victor Arboleda

Portland Timbers

Samuel Armenteros

Portland Timbers

Dairon Asprilla

Portland Timbers

Jack Barmby

Portland Timbers

Julio Cascante

Portland Timbers

Steve Clark

Portland Timbers

Tomas Conechny

Portland Timbers

Andrés Flores

Portland Timbers

Jake Gleeson*

Portland Timbers

Modou Jadama

Portland Timbers

Kendall McIntosh

Portland Timbers

Roy Miller*

Portland Timbers

Lawrence Olum

Portland Timbers

Alvas Powell

Portland Timbers

Liam Ridgewell

Portland Timbers

Bill Tuiloma

Portland Timbers

Zarek Valentin

Real Salt Lake

Jordan Allen

Real Salt Lake

Shawn Barry

Real Salt Lake

Tony Beltran*

Real Salt Lake

Nick Besler

Real Salt Lake

Adam Henley

Real Salt Lake

David Horst*

Real Salt Lake

Alex Horwath

Real Salt Lake

Jacob Leeker

Real Salt Lake

Ricky Lopez-Espin

Real Salt Lake

Luke Mulholland

Real Salt Lake

Sunday Stephen

Real Salt Lake

Taylor Peay

Real Salt Lake

Demar Phillips

Real Salt Lake

Andrew Putna

Real Salt Lake

Luis Silva

Real Salt Lake

Connor Sparrow

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Jose Aja

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Myer Bevan

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Marcel de Jong

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Roberto Dominguez

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Marvin Emnes

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Sean Franklin*

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Aly Ghazal

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Efraín Juárez

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Kei Kamara

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Stefan Marinovic

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Aaron Maund

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Jordon Mutch

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Brian Rowe

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Brek Shea*

 

 

FREE AGENCY

A total of 34 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 12 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Free Agents may engage in negotiations with MLS clubs outside of their previous club.

 

Players 28 years of age and older with eight MLS service years who are out of contract, or have had their option declined, are eligible for Free Agency in 2018, allowing them the freedom to negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous club, subject to certain restrictions. A player has fulfilled a year of service if they were on a club’s roster prior to Aug. 15 or played in at least one regular season or postseason game in the relevant year subject to USL loan exceptions.

 

PLAYERS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE AGENCY (alphabetical by club)

 

Club

Player

Status for 2018

Atlanta United

Michael Parkhurst

Option decline

Atlanta United

Sal Zizzo

Option decline

Chicago Fire

Alan Gordon

Out of contract

Colorado Rapids

Andrew Dykstra

Out of contract

Columbus Crew SC

Ricardo Clark

Option decline

Houston Dynamo

Arturo Alvarez

Out of contract

Houston Dynamo

DaMarcus Beasley

Out of contract

Houston Dynamo

Leonardo

Option decline

Sporting Kansas City

Brad Evans

Option decline

LAFC

Benny Feilhaber

Out of contract

LAFC

Jordan Harvey

Out of contract

LA Galaxy

Baggio Hušidić

Option decline

LA Galaxy

Sheanon Williams

Option decline

Minnesota United FC

Marc Burch

Option decline

Minnesota United FC

Collen Warner

Option decline

Montreal Impact

Quincy Amarikwa

Out of contract

New England Revolution

Chris Tierney

Out of contract

New York City FC

Rodney Wallace

Option decline

New York Red Bulls

Aurelien Collin

Option decline

Orlando City SC

Chris Schuler

Option decline

Portland Timbers

Jake Gleeson

Out of contract

Portland Timbers

Roy Miller

Out of contract

Real Salt Lake

Tony Beltran

Option decline

Real Salt Lake

David Horst

Option decline

San Jose Earthquakes

Dominic Oduro

Out of contract

Seattle Sounders FC

Osvaldo Alonso

Out of contract

Seattle Sounders FC

Lamar Neagle

Option decline

Toronto FC

Jason Hernandez

Out of contract

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Sean Franklin

Out of contract

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Brek Shea

Option decline

 

Chris Konopka

Out of contract

 

Chance Myers

Out of contract

 

Jacob Peterson

Option decline

 

Tony Tchani

Out of contract

 
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