MLS Expansion Draft History

2017 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on December 12, 2017 for LAFC.

Rnd LAFC
1 Tyler Miller - GK - (SEA)
2 Latif Blessing - M/F - (SKC)
3 Marco Ureña - F - (SJ)
4 Jukka Raitala - D - (CLB)
5 Raheem Edwards - M - (TOR)

2016 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on December 13, 2016 for Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC. Atlanta selected first based on the results of the Expansion Priority Draft on October 16.

Rnd Atlanta United Minnesota United
1 Donny Toia - D - (MTL) Chris Duvall - D - (NY)
2 Zach Loyd - D - (DAL) Collen Warner - M - (HOU)
3 Clint Irwin - GK - (TOR) Mohammed Saeid - M - (CLB)
4 Mikey Ambrose - D - (ORL) Jeff Attinella - GK - (RSL)
5 Alec Kann - GK - (SKC) Femi Hollinger-Janzen - F - (NE)

2014 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on December 10, 2014 for Orlando City SC and New York City FC. Orlando City SC selected first based on the results of the Expansion Priority Draft on September 24, 2014.

Rnd Orlando City SC New York City FC
1 Donovan Ricketts - GK - (POR) Ned Grabavoy - M - (RSL)
2 Tony Cascio - M - (COL) Patrick Mullins - F - (NE)
3 Jalil Anibaba - D - (SEA) Jason Hernandez - D - (SJ)
4 MF/Pedro Ribeiro - M/F - (PHI) Daniel Lovitz - M - (TOR)
5 Lewis Neal - M - (DC) Tony Taylor - F - (NE)
6 Jairo Arrieta - F - (CLB) Mehdi Ballouchy - M - (VAN)
7 Heath Pearce - D - (MTL) George John - D - (DAL)
8 Danny Mwanga - F - (COL) Thomas McNamara - M - (DC)
9 Mark Sherrod - F - (HOU) Sal Zizzo - M - (SKC)
10 Eric Gehrig - D - (CLB) Chris Wingert - D - (RSL)

2011 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on November 23, 2011 for Montreal Impact.

Rnd Montreal Impact pick
1 Brian Ching - F - (HOU)
2 Zarek Valentin - D - (CHV)
3 Justin Mapp - M - (PHI)
4 Bobby Burling - D - (SJ)
5 Jeb Brovsky - D/M - (VAN)
6 Collen Warner - D - (RSL)
7 Josh Gardner - D - (CLB)
8 Sanna Nyassi - M/F - (COL)
9 James Riley - D - (SEA)
10 Seth Sinovic - D - (SKC)

2010 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on November 24, 2010 for Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Portland Timbers selected first based on the results of the Expansion Priority Draft on August 23, 2010.

Rnd Portland Timbers Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1 Dax McCarty - M - (DAL) Sanna Nyassi - M - (SEA)
2 Eric Brunner - D - (CLB) Atiba Harris - D - (DAL)
3 Adam Moffat - M - (CLB) Nathan Sturgis - D - (SEA)
4 Anthony Wallace - D - (COL) Shea Salinas - M - (PHI)
5 David Horst - D - (RSL) Alan Gordon - F - (CHV)
6 Robbie Findley - F - (RSL) O'Brian White - F - (TOR)
7 Peter Lowry - M - (CHI) Alejandro Moreno - F - (PHI)
8 Jonathan Bornstein - D - (CHV) Joe Cannon (SJ) - GK -
9 Jordan Graye - D - (DC) Jonathan Leathers - D - (KC)
10 Arturo Alvarez - M - (SJ) John Thorrington - GK - (CHI)

2009 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on November 25, 2009 for Philadelphia Union.

Rnd Philadelphia Union pick
1 Jordan Harvey - D - (COL)
2 Andrew Jacobson - M - (DC)
3 Brad Knighton - GK - (NE)
4 Sébastien Le Toux - F - (SEA)
5 Stefani Miglioranzi - M - (LA)
6 Alejandro Moreno - F - (CLB)
7 David Myrie - D - (CHI)
8 Shea Salinas - M - (SJ)
9 Shavar Thomas - D - (CHV)
10 Nick Zimmerman - M - (NY)

2008 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on November 26, 2008 for Seattle Sounders FC.

Rnd Seattle Sounders pick
1 Nate Jaqua - F - (HOU)
2 Nathan Sturgis - M - (RSL)
3 Jeff Parke - D - (NY)
4 Jarrod Smith - F - (TOR)
5 Khano Smith - M - (NE)
6 Peter Vagenas - M - (LA)
7 Tyson Wahl - D - (KC)
8 James Riley - D - (SJ)
9 Stephen King - M - (CHI)
10 Brad Evans - D - (CLB)

2007 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on November 21, 2007 for San Jose Earthquakes.

Rnd San Jose Earthquakes pick
1 Ryan Cochrane - D - (HOU)
2 Clarence Goodson - D - (DAL)
3 Ned Grabavoy - M - (CLB)
4 James Riley - D - (NE)
5 Joe Vide - M - (NY)
6 Iván Guerrero - M - (CHI)
7 Brian Carroll - M - (DC)
8 Jason Hernandez - D - (CHV)
9 Gavin Glinton - F - (LA)
10 Chris Pozniak - D - (TOR)

2006 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on November 17, 2006 for Toronto FC.

Rnd Toronto FC pick
1 Paulo Nagamura - M - (LA)
2 Danny O'Rourke - M - (NY)
3 José Cancela - F - (NE)
4 Adrian Serioux - M - (HOU)
5 Nate Jaqua - F - (CHI)
6 Rod Dyachenko - M - (DC)
7 Jason Kreis - F - (RSL)
8 Tim Regan - D - (CHV)
9 Ritchie Kotschau - D - (CLB)
10 Will Hesmer - GK - (KC)

2004 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on November 19, 2004 for Chivas USA and Real Salt Lake. Chivas USA selected first.

Rnd Chivas USA Real Salt Lake
1 Arturo Torres - M - (LA) Andy Williams - M - (CHI)
2 Orlando Perez - D - (CHI) D.J. Countess - GK - (CHI)
3 Ezra Hendrickson - D - (DC) Pablo Brenes - M - (NY)
4 Francisco Gomez - M - (KC) Brian Kamler - M - (NE)
5 Antonio de la Torre - D - (COL) Nelson Akwari - D - (CLB)
6 Matt Taylor - F - (KC) Chris Brown - M - (SJ)
7 Craig Ziadie - D - (NY) Matt Behncke - D - (DAL)
8 Jamil Walker - F - (SJ) Rusty Pierce - D - (NE)
9 Thiago Martins - F - (DC) Kevin Ara - M - (DC)
10 Jeff Stewart - D - (COL) Erick Scott - F - (CLB)

1997 MLS Expansion Draft

The draft was held on November 6, 1997 for Chicago Fire and Miami Fusion. Chicago Fire selected first.

Rnd Chicago Fire Miami Fusion
1 Danny Pena - D - (LA) David Vaudreuil - D/M - (DC)
2 Kevin Hartman - GK - (LA) John Maessner - M - (DC)
3 Manny Lagos - M - (NY) Kris Kelderman - D/M - (DC)
4 Jason Farrell - M - (CLB) Joey Martinez - D - (DAL)
5 Jorge Salcedo - M - (CLB) Jeff Cassar - GK - (DAL)
6 Zach Thornton - GK - (NY) Nelson Vargas - M - (TB)
7 Francis Okaroh - D - (NE) Cle Kooiman - D - (TB)
8 Diego Gutierrez - M - (KC) Ramiro Corrales - D - (SJ)
9 Andrew Lewis - D - (NY) Matt Kmosko - D - (COL)
10 Brian Bates - D - (COL) Scott Budnick - GK - (TB)
11 A.J. Wood - F - (CLB) Wade Webber - D - (DAL)
12 Steve Patterson - F - (COL) Bryan Taylor - F - (LA)
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