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FC Cincinnati prepare for Tuesday’s draft in New York;
list of players eligible for Free Agency released
NEW YORK
(Monday, Dec. 10, 2018)
– Major League Soccer today announced the list of players available for selection in the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft, which takes place starting at 2 p.m. ET 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

<strong>Club</strong>
<strong>Player</strong>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Mikey Ambrose</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Jon Gallagher</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>José Hernández</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Mitch Hildebrandt</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Alec Kann</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Kevin Kratz</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Jeff Larentowicz</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Chris McCann</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Michael Parkhurst*</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Oliver Shannon</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Brandon Vázquez</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Romario Williams</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Sal Zizzo*</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Jonathan Campbell</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Stefan Cleveland</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Elliot Collier</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Jorge Corrales</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Christian Dean</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Nicolas Del Grecco</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Alan Gordon*</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Nicolas Hasler</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Daniel Johnson</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Patrick McLain</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Yura Movsisyan</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Richard Sánchez</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Luis Solignac</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Brandon Vincent</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Giles Barnes</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Johan Blomberg</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Yannick Boli</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Caleb Calvert</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Edgar Castillo</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Kip Colvey</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Mike Da Fonte</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Andrew Dykstra*</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Shkëlzen Gashi</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Sam Hamilton</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Enzo Martínez</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Axel Sjöberg</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Danny Wilson</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Vytas Andriuškevičius</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Frederic Brillant</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Nick DeLeon</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Kevin Ellis</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Jared Jeffrey</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Dane Kelly</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Taylor Kemp</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Darren Mattocks</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Bruno Miranda</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Chris Odoi-Atsem</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Kofi Opare</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>David Ousted</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Zoltan Stieber</div>
<div>D.C. United</div>
<div>Travis Worra</div>
<div>FC Dallas</div>
<div>Abel Aguilar</div>
<div>FC Dallas</div>
<div>Aníbal Chalá</div>
<div>FC Dallas</div>
<div>Cristian Colmán</div>
<div>FC Dallas</div>
<div>Maynor Figueroa</div>
<div>FC Dallas</div>
<div>Moises Hernández</div>
<div>FC Dallas</div>
<div>Roland Lamah</div>
<div>FC Dallas</div>
<div>Marquinhos Pedroso</div>
<div>FC Dallas</div>
<div>Adonijah Reid</div>
<div>FC Dallas</div>
<div>Reto Ziegler</div>
<div>FC Dallas</div>
<div>Kyle Zobeck</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Eric Alexander</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Arturo Álvarez*</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>DaMarcus Beasley*</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Eric Bird</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Leonardo*</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Conor Donovan</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Boniek García</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Kevin García</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Luis Gil</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Adolfo Machado</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Michael Nelson</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Dylan Remick</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Chris Seitz</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Philippe Senderos</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Mac Steeves</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Jared Watts</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Andrew Wenger</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Steven Beitashour</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Tristan Blackmon</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Nico Czornomaz</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Danilo da Silva</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Benny Feilhaber*</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Jordan Harvey*</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Dejan Jaković</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Luis López</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Charlie Lyon</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Calum Mallace</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>James Murphy</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Josh Pérez</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Quillan Roberts</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Steeve Saint-Duc</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Marco Ureña</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Servando Carrasco</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Michael Ciani</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Ashley Cole</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Tomas Hilliard-Arce</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Baggio Hušidić*</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Perry Kitchen</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Ariel Lassiter</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>João Pedro</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Chris Pontius</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Jorgen Skjelvik</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Brian Sylvestre</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Justin Vom Steeg</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Sheanon Williams*</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Fernando Bob</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Marc Burch*</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Sam Cronin</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Luiz Fernando Maximiniano</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Alexi Gómez</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Ibson</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Alex Kapp</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Matt Lampson</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Carter Manley</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Eric Miller</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Wyatt Omsberg</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Bertrand Owundi</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Frantz Pangop</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Jerome Thiesson</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Johan Venegas</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Collen Warner*</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Quincy Amarikwa*</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Micheal Azira</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Rudy Camacho</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Zakaria Diallo</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Clement Diop</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Chris Duvall</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Rod Fanni</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Kyle Fisher</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Anthony Jackson-Hamel</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Matteo Mancosu</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Michael Petrasso</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Bacary Sagna</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Michael Salazar</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Jalil Anibaba</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Cody Cropper</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Claude Dielna</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Guillermo Hauche</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Femi Hollinger-Janzen</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Brad Knighton</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Cristhian Machado</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Nicolas Samayoa</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Mark Segbers</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Gabriel Somi</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Chris Tierney*</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Brian Wright</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Wilfried Zahibo</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Saad Abdul-Salaam</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Eloi Amagat</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Kwame Awuah</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Daniel Bedoya</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Jo Inge Berget</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Jeff Caldwell</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Yangel Herrera</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Cedric Hountondji</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Sebastien Ibeagha</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Thomas McNamara</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Ebenezer Ofori</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Andre Rawls</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Brad Stuver</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>David Villa</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Rodney Wallace*</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Anatole Abang</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Vincent Bezecourt</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Aurelien Collin*</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Kyle Duncan</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Fidel Escobar</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Andreas Ivan</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Ethan Kutler</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Connor Lade</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Hassan Ndam</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Tommy Redding</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Carlos Rivas</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Marc Rzatkowski</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Florian Valot</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Brian White</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>RJ Allen</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Joe Bendik</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Pierre Da Silva</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Earl Edwards Jr.</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Cristian Higuita</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Will Johnson</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Sacha Kljestan</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Richie Laryea</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Stefano Pinho</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Dillon Powers</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Tony Rocha</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Lamine Sané</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Chris Schuler*</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Jonathan Spector</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Scott Sutter</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Donny Toia</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>Warren Creavalle</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>Bořek Dočkal</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>Marcus Epps</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>Fabinho</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>Richard Márquez</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>John McCarthy</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>Jake McGuire</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>Haris Medunjanin</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>Kacper Przybylko</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>Jay Simpson</div>
<div>Philadelphia Union</div>
<div>Josh Yaro</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Víctor Arboleda</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Samuel Armenteros</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Dairon Asprilla</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Jack Barmby</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Julio Cascante</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Steve Clark</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Tomas Conechny</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Andrés Flores</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Jake Gleeson*</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Modou Jadama</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Kendall McIntosh</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Roy Miller*</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Lawrence Olum</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Alvas Powell</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Liam Ridgewell</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Bill Tuiloma</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Zarek Valentin</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Jordan Allen</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Shawn Barry</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Tony Beltrán*</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Nick Besler</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Adam Henley</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>David Horst*</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Alex Horwath</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Jacob Leeker</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Ricky López-Espin</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Luke Mulholland</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Sunday Stephen</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Taylor Peay</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Demar Phillips</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Andrew Putna</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Luis Silva</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Connor Sparrow</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>José Ajá</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Myer Bevan</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Marcel de Jong</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Roberto Domínguez</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Marvin Emnes</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Sean Franklin*</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Aly Ghazal</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Efraín Juárez</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Kei Kamara</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Stefan Marinovic</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Aaron Maund</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Jordon Mutch</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Brian Rowe</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Brek Shea*</div>

FREE AGENCY
A total of 34 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 3 p.m. ET 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)

<strong>Club</strong>
<strong>Player</strong>
<strong>Status for 2018</strong>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Michael Parkhurst</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Atlanta United</div>
<div>Sal Zizzo</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Chicago Fire</div>
<div>Alan Gordon</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Andrew Dykstra</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Columbus Crew SC</div>
<div>Ricardo Clark</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Arturo Álvarez</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>DaMarcus Beasley</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Houston Dynamo</div>
<div>Leonardo</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Sporting Kansas City</div>
<div>Brad Evans</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Benny Feilhaber</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>LAFC</div>
<div>Jordan Harvey</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Baggio Hušidić</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Sheanon Williams</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Marc Burch</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Minnesota United FC</div>
<div>Collen Warner</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Montreal Impact</div>
<div>Quincy Amarikwa</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>New England Revolution</div>
<div>Chris Tierney</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>New York City FC</div>
<div>Rodney Wallace</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>New York Red Bulls</div>
<div>Aurelien Collin</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Orlando City SC</div>
<div>Chris Schuler</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Jake Gleeson</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Roy Miller</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>Tony Beltrán</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Real Salt Lake</div>
<div>David Horst</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>San Jose Earthquakes</div>
<div>Dominic Oduro</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Seattle Sounders FC</div>
<div>Osvaldo Alonso</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Seattle Sounders FC</div>
<div>Lamar Neagle</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Toronto FC</div>
<div>Jason Hernández</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Sean Franklin</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Vancouver Whitecaps FC</div>
<div>Brek Shea</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Chris Konopka</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Chance Myers</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>
<div>Jacob Peterson</div>
<div>Option decline</div>
<div>Tony Tchani</div>
<div>Out of contract</div>