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Expansion Priority Draft set for Oct. 16 to decide player acquisition order

Before Major League Soccer's two newest clubs, Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC, select players from the league's 20 current clubs in the Expansion Draft on Dec. 13, the league will have an Expansion Priority Draft on Oct. 16 to determine the order of selection for six of the league's methods of acquiring players, the league announced Tuesday.

A coin flip will decide which of the two expansion clubs gets first selection, with the two teams alternating picks to determine their selection ranking in the player acquisition methods below.

  • 2016 Expansion Draft (Picks 1 and 2)
  • 2017 MLS SuperDraft (Picks 1 and 2)
  • Player Allocation (Ranks 1 and 2)
  • 2016 Waiver and Re-entry Draft (Ranks 21 and 22)
  • Discovery Player Ranking (Ranks 21 and 22)
  • USL/NASL Player Priority Ranking (Ranks 1 and 2)