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The 2018 MLS Expansion Draft will be held at 2 pm ET on Tuesday, December 11, streaming live on MLSsoccer.com


2018 MLS Expansion Draft process:

FC Cincinnati may select up to five players from the eligible MLS player pool. Only a single player can be drafted from any one club.


  • Five rounds - FC Cincinnati can claim a single player from any one club
  • Three minutes for each selection
  • No timeouts
  • No trades permitted during draft


Players and teams exempt from the draft:

  • The five teams that had players selected by the LAFC in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft exempt from the 2018 Expansion Draft:

<ul style="font-size:0.94em;margin-top:8px;"><li style="line-height:1.32em;margin-bottom:6px;">Columbus Crew SC</li><li style="line-height:1.32em;margin-bottom:6px;">San Jose Earthquakes</li><li style="line-height:1.32em;margin-bottom:6px;">Seattle Sounders FC</li><li style="line-height:1.32em;margin-bottom:6px;">Sporting Kansas City</li><li style="line-height:1.32em;margin-bottom:6px;">Toronto FC</li></ul></li><li style="line-height:1.32em;margin-bottom:6px;">Players automatically exempted from the 2018 Expansion Draft:
<ul style="font-size:0.94em;margin-top:8px;"><li style="line-height:1.32em;margin-bottom:6px;">Generation adidas players (who did not graduate at the end of the 2018 season)</li><li style="line-height:1.32em;margin-bottom:6px;">Homegrown Players on a club’s off-budget roster</li></ul></li></ul>


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.


Players available for selection in 2018 Expansion Draft


Atlanta United

  • Mikey Ambrose
  • Jon Gallagher
  • Jose Hernandez
  • Mitch Hildebrandt
  • Alec Kann
  • Kevin Kratz
  • Jeff Larentowicz
  • Chris McCann
  • Michael Parkhurst (Free Agent)
  • Oliver Shannon
  • Brandon Vazquez
  • Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu
  • Romario Williams
  • Sal Zizzo (Free Agent)


Chicago Fire

  • Jonathan Campbell
  • Stefan Cleveland
  • Elliot Collier
  • Jorge Corrales
  • Christian Dean
  • Nicolas Del Grecco
  • Alan Gordon (Free Agent)
  • Nicolas Hasler
  • Daniel Johnson
  • Patrick McLain
  • Yura Movsisyan
  • Richard Sanchez
  • Luis Solignac
  • Brandon Vincent


Colorado Rapids

  • Giles Barnes
  • Johan Blomberg
  • Yannick Boli
  • Caleb Calvert
  • Edgar Castillo
  • Kip Colvey
  • Mike Da Fonte
  • Andrew Dykstra (Free Agent)
  • Shkelzen Gashi
  • Sam Hamilton
  • Enzo Martinez
  • Axel Sjoberg
  • Danny Wilson


D.C. United

  • Vytas
  • Frederic Brillant
  • Nick DeLeon
  • Kevin Ellis
  • Jared Jeffrey
  • Dane Kelly
  • Taylor Kemp
  • Darren Mattocks
  • Bruno Miranda
  • Chris Odoi-Atsem
  • Kofi Opare
  • David Ousted
  • Zoltan Stieber
  • Travis Worra


FC Dallas

  • Abel Aguilar
  • Aníbal Chala
  • Cristian Colman
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Moises Hernandez
  • Roland Lamah
  • Marquinhos Pedroso
  • Adonijah Reid
  • Reto Ziegler
  • Kyle Zobeck


Houston Dynamo

  • Eric Alexander
  • Arturo Alvarez (Free Agent)
  • DaMarcus Beasley (Free Agent)
  • Eric Bird
  • Leonardo (Free Agent)
  • Conor Donovan
  • Boniek García
  • Kevin Garcia
  • Luis Gil
  • Adolfo Machado
  • Michael Nelson
  • Dylan Remick
  • Chris Seitz
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Mac Steeves
  • Jared Watts
  • Andrew Wenger


LAFC

  • Steven Beitashour
  • Tristan Blackmon
  • Nico Czornomaz
  • Danilo da Silva
  • Benny Feilhaber (Free Agent)
  • Jordan Harvey (Free Agent)
  • Dejan Jakovic
  • Luis Lopez
  • Charlie Lyon
  • Calum Mallace
  • James Murphy
  • Josh Perez
  • Quillan Roberts
  • Steeve Saint-Duc
  • Marco Ureña


LA Galaxy

  • Servando Carrasco
  • Michael Ciani
  • Ashley Cole
  • Tomas Hilliard-Arce
  • Baggio Husidic (Free Agent)
  • Perry Kitchen
  • Ariel Lassiter
  • João Pedro
  • Chris Pontius
  • Jorgen Skjelvik
  • Brian Sylvestre
  • Justin Vom Steeg
  • Sheanon Williams (Free Agent)


Minnesota United FC

  • Fernando Bob
  • Marc Burch (Free Agent)
  • Sam Cronin
  • Luiz Fernando Maximiniano
  • Alexi Gomez
  • Ibson
  • Alex Kapp
  • Matt Lampson
  • Carter Manley
  • Eric Miller
  • Wyatt Omsberg
  • Bertrand Owundi
  • Frantz Pangop
  • Jerome Thiesson
  • Johan Venegas
  • Collen Warner (Free Agent)


Montreal Impact

  • Quincy Amarikwa (Free Agent)
  • Micheal Azira
  • Rudy Camacho
  • Zakaria Diallo
  • Clement Diop
  • Chris Duvall
  • Rod Fanni
  • Kyle Fisher
  • Anthony Jackson-Hamel
  • Matteo Mancosu
  • Michael Petrasso
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Michael Salazar


New England Revolution

  • Jalil Anibaba
  • Cody Cropper
  • Claude Dielna
  • Guillermo Hauche
  • Femi Hollinger-Janzen
  • Brad Knighton
  • Cristhian Machado
  • Nicolas Samayoa
  • Mark Segbers
  • Gabriel Somi
  • Chris Tierney (Free Agent)
  • Brian Wright
  • Wilfried Zahibo


New York City FC

  • Saad Abdul-Salaam
  • Eloi Amagat
  • Kwame Awuah
  • Daniel Bedoya
  • Jo Inge Berget
  • Jeff Caldwell
  • Yangel Herrera
  • Cedric Hountondji
  • Sebastien Ibeagha
  • Thomas McNamara
  • Ebenezer Ofori
  • Andre Rawls
  • Brad Stuver
  • David Villa
  • Rodney Wallace (Free Agent)


New York Red Bulls

  • Anatole Abang
  • Vincent Bezecourt
  • Aurelien Collin (Free Agent)
  • Kyle Duncan
  • Fidel Escobar
  • Andreas Ivan
  • Ethan Kutler
  • Connor Lade
  • Hassan Ndam
  • Tommy Redding
  • Carlos Rivas
  • Marc Rzatkowski
  • Florian Valot
  • Brian White


Orlando City SC

  • RJ Allen
  • Joe Bendik
  • Pierre Da Silva
  • Earl Edwards Jr.
  • Cristian Higuita
  • Will Johnson
  • Sacha Kljestan
  • Richie Laryea
  • Stefano Pinho
  • Dillon Powers
  • Tony Rocha
  • Lamine Sané
  • Chris Schuler (Free Agent)
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Scott Sutter
  • Donny Toia


Philadelphia Union

  • Warren Creavalle
  • Borek Dockal
  • Marcus Epps
  • Fabinho
  • Richard Marquez
  • John McCarthy
  • Jake McGuire
  • Haris Medunjanin
  • Kacper Przybylko
  • Jay Simpson
  • Josh Yaro


Portland Timbers

  • Victor Arboleda
  • Samuel Armenteros
  • Dairon Asprilla
  • Jack Barmby
  • Julio Cascante
  • Steve Clark
  • Tomas Conechny
  • Andres Flores
  • Jake Gleeson (Free Agent)
  • Modou Jadama
  • Kendall McIntosh
  • Roy Miller (Free Agent)
  • Lawrence Olum
  • Alvas Powell
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Bill Tuiloma
  • Zarek Valentin


Real Salt Lake

  • Jordan Allen
  • Shawn Barry
  • Tony Beltran (Free Agent)
  • Nick Besler
  • Adam Henley
  • David Horst (Free Agent)
  • Alex Horwath
  • Jacob Leeker
  • Ricky López-Espin
  • Luke Mulholland
  • Sunday Stephen
  • Taylor Peay
  • Demar Phillips
  • Andrew Putna
  • Luis Silva
  • Connor Sparrow


Vancouver Whitecaps FC

  • Jose Aja
  • Myer Bevan
  • Marcel de Jong
  • Roberto Dominguez
  • Marvin Emnes
  • Sean Franklin (Free Agent)
  • Aly Ghazal
  • Efrain Juarez
  • Kei Kamara
  • Stefan Marinovic
  • Aaron Maund
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Brian Rowe
  • Brek Shea (Free Agent)

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