2016 MLS Expansion Draft protected and unprotected lists

The 2016 MLS Expansion Draft will be held at 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 13.

WATCH: Streaming coverage available on mlssoccer.com starting at 2:00 PM ET.

Atlanta will pick first based on the results of the Expansion Priority Draft on October 16.

Chicago Fire
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Accam, David  (DP)
Alvarez, Arturo
Campbell, Jonathan
De Leeuw, Michael  (INT'L)
Goosens, John  (INT'L)
Kappelhof, John  (INT'L)
Lampson, Matt
Meira, Joao  (INT'L)
Polster, Matt
Solignac, Luis
Vincent, Brandon

Automatically Protected:
Calistri, Joey  (HG)
Doody, Patrick  (HG)
Conner, Drew  (HG)
Fernandez, Collin  (HG)
Arshakyan, David  (INT'L)
Cocis, Razvan
Gehrig, Eric
Harrington, Michael
LaBrocca, Nick  [Free Agent]
McLain, Patrick
Morrell, Alex
Stephens, Michael
Ramos, Rodrigo  (INT'L)
Thiam, Khaly Iyane  (INT'L)
Colorado Rapids
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Azira, Michael
Badji, Dominique  (INT'L)
Cronin, Sam
Doyle, Kevin  (INT'L)
Gashi, Shkelzen  (INT'L/DP)
Hairston, Marlon
Howard, Tim  (DP)
MacMath, Zach
Miller, Eric
Powers, Dillon
Sjoberg, Axel  (INT'L)

Automatically Protected:
Calvert, Caleb  (HG)
Pfeffer, Zachary  (HG)
Serna, Dillon  (HG)
Burch, Marc
Burling, Bobby
Berner, John
Castillo, Dennis  (INT'L)
Doyle, Conor
Jones, Jermaine
LeToux, Sebastian  [Free Agent]
Pappa, Marco  [Free Agent]
Ramirez, Juan  (INT'L/DP)
St. Ledger, Sean  (INT'L)
Watts, Jared
Williams, Mekeil  (INT'L)
Columbus Crew SC
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Afful, Harrison  (INT'L)
Finlay, Ethan
Higuain, Federico  (DP)
Jahn, Adam
Jimenez, Hector
Kamara, Ola  (INT'L)
Meram, Justin
Naess, Nicolai  (INT'L)
Steffen, Zack
Tchani, Tony
Trapp, Wil

Automatically Protected:
Barson, Chad  (HG)
Swanson, Ben  (HG)

Ineligible:
Casey, Conor (retired)
Ashe, Corey  [Free Agent]
Clark, Steven
Duka, Dilly
Francis, Waylon
Hollingsworth, Marshall
Mabwati, Cedrick  (INT'L)
Martinez, Cristian  (INT'L)
Pacifici, Matthew
Saied, Mohammed  (INT'L)
Saravia, Rodrigo  (INT'L)
Sauro, Gaston  (INT'L)
Stuver, Brad
Wahl, Tyson  [Free Agent]
D.C. United
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Acosta, Luciano  (INT'L)
Birnbaum, Steven
DeLeon, Nick
Hamid, Bill
Kemp, Taylor
Mullins, Patrick
Neagle, Lamar
Nyarko, Patrick
Sam, Lloyd
Sarvas, Marcelo
Vincent, Rob

Automatically Protected:
Buescher, Julian  (GA/INT'L)
Durkin, Chris  (HG)
Martin, Collin  (HG)
Robinson, Jalen  (HG)
Boswell, Bobby
Dykstra, Andrew
Franklin, Sean  [Free Agent]
Horton, Charlie
Jeffrey, Jared
Kamara, Alhaji  (INT'L)
Korb, Chris
Mishu, Luke
Opare, Kofi
Rolfe, Chris
Saborio, Alvaro
Worra, Travis
FC Dallas
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Acosta, Kellyn
Akindele, Tesho
Barrios, Michael  (INT'L)
Diaz, Mauro  (DP)
Figueroa, Maynor  (INT'L)
Gruezo, Carlos  (INT'L/DP)
Hedges, Matt
Hollingshead, Ryan
Ulloa, Victor
Urruti, Maximiliano
Zimmerman, Walker

Automatically Protected:
Craft, Coy  (HG)
Gonzalez, Jesse  (HG)
Guillen, Aaron  (HG)
Pomykal, Paxton  (HG)

Ineligible:
Castillo, Fabian (loan)
Alves Dos Santos, Getterson  (INT'L)
Bonner, Colin
David, Aubrey  (INT'L)
Harris, Atiba
Herman, Ryan
Hernandez, Moises
Lizarazo, Carlos  (INT'L)
Loyd, Zach
Ortiz, Juan  (INT'L)
Paparatto, Norberto
Pitter, Timo  (INT'L)
Rosales, Mauro
Ruiz, Carlos
Seitz, Chris
Houston Dynamo
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Alexander, Eric
Anibaba, Jalil
Bruin, Will
Clark, Ricardo
Escalante, Jose  (INT'L)
Garcia, Oscar Boniek
Manotas, Mauro  (INT'L/DP)
Monteiro de Lima, Alex
Torres, Erick  (INT'L/DP)
Wenger, Andrew
Willis, Joe

Automatically Protected:
Deric, Tyler  (HG)
Ibeagha, Sebastian  (HG)
Lucatero, Christian  (HG)
Arboleda Quinones, Yair  (INT'L)
Beasley, DaMarcus  (DP/Free Agent)
Brown, Calle
Brown, Keyner  (INT'L)
Garcia Iniquez, Agustin  (INT'L)
Garcia, Kevin
Horst, David  [Free Agent]
Lovejoy, Rob
Maidana, Cristian  (INT'L)
Mansally, Abdoulie
Rodriguez, Raul
Steinberger, Zach
Warner, Collen
Williams, Sheanon
LA Galaxy
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Boateng, Emmanuel  (INT'L)
Cole, Ashley  (INT'L)
DeLaGarza, AJ
Diop, Clement  (INT'L)
dos Santos, Giovani  (INT'L/DP)
Lletget, Sebastian
Rogers, Robbie
Rowe, Brian
Steres, Daniel
Van Damme, Jelle  (INT'L)
Zardes, Gyasi

Automatically Protected:
Jamieson, Bradford  (HG)
McBean, Jack  (HG)
Mendiola, Raul  (HG/INT'L)
Sorto, Oscar  (HG)
Villarreal, Jose  (HG)
Aguilar, Miguel  (INT'L)
Da Silva, Leonardo
Donovan, Landon
Garcia, Rafael
Gerrard, Steven  (INT'L/DP)
Gordon, Alan  [Free Agent]
Husidic, Baggio
Keane, Robbie  (DP)
Kennedy, Dan
Larentowicz, Jeff  [Free Agent]
Lassiter, Ariel
Magee, Mike  [Free Agent]
Romney, David
Montreal Impact
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Bernardello, Hernan  (INT'L)
Bitolo Oyongo, Ambroise  (INT'L)
Bush, Evan
Cabrera, Victor  (INT'L)
Camara, Hassoun
Ciman, Laurent  (INT'L)
Donadel, Marco  (INT'L)
Mancosu, Matteo  (INT'L)
Piatti, Ignacio  (INT'L/DP)
Romero, Andres
Venegas, Johan  (INT'L)

Automatically Protected:
Choiniere, David  (HG)
Crepeau, Maxime  (HG)
Gagnon-Lapare, Jeremy  (HG)
Jackson-Hamel, Anthony  (HG)
Lefevre, Wandrille  (HG)
Bekker, Kyle
Bernier, Patrice
Dia, Amadou
Drogba, Didier  (INT'L/DP)
Fisher, Kyle
Kronberg, Eric  [Free Agent]
Mallace, Calum
Oduro, Dominic  [Free Agent]
Ontivero, Lucas  (INT'L/DP)
Salazar, Michael
Shipp, Harry
Toia, Donny
New England Revolution
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Agudelo, Juan
Bunbury, Teal
Cropper, Cody
Fagundez, Diego
Farrell, Andrew
Kamara, Kei  (DP)
Koffie, Gershon  (INT'L)
Kouassi, Xavier  (INT'L/DP)
Nguyen, Lee
Rowe, Kelyn
Tierney, Chris

Automatically Protected:
Caldwell, Scott  (HG)
Herivaux, Zachary  (HG)
Barnes, Darrius  [Free Agent]
Goncalves, Jose Julio  (INT'L)
Hollinger-Janzen, Femi
Knighton, Brad
Kobayashi, Daigo
McCrary, Jordan
Neumann, Steven
Shuttleworth, Robert
Smith, Donnie
Turner, Matt
Watson, JeVaughn
Woodberry, London
New York City FC
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Allen, RJ
Brilliant, Frederic  (INT'L)
Chanot, Maxime  (INT'L)
Diskerud, Mix
Johnson, Sean
Lopez, Mikey
Matarrita, Ronald  (INT'L)
McNamara, Thomas
Pirlo, Andrea  (INT'L/DP)
Shelton, Khiry
Villa, David  (INT'L/DP)

Automatically Protected:
Harrison, Jack  (GA/INT'L)

Ineligible:
Ballouchy, Mehdi (retired)
Iraola, Andoni (retired)
Brandt, Connor
Bravo, Federico  (INT'L)
Gomez, Shannon
Hernandez, Jason  [Free Agent]
Johansen, Eirik  (INT'L)
Lampard, Frank  (INT'L/DP)
Martinez, Diego  (INT'L)
Mena, Jefferson  (INT'L)
Mendoza, Stiven  (INT'L)
Rawls, Andre
Saunders, Josh
Taylor, Tony
White, Ethan
New York Red Bulls
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Felipe  (INT'L)
Collin, Aurelien  (INT'L)
Grella, Mike
Kljestan, Sacha
Lawrence, Kemar  (INT'L)
McCarty, Dax
Meara, Ryan
Robles, Luis
Royer, Daniel  (INT'L)
Veron, Gonzalo  (INT'L)
Wright-Phillips, Bradley  (INT'L)

Automatically Protected:
Adams, Tyler  (HG)
Allen, Brandon  (HG)
Davis, Sean  (HG)
Etienne, Derrick  (HG)
Lade, Conor  (HG)
Muyl, Alex  (HG)
Abang, Anatole  (INT'L)
Baah, Gideon  (INT'L)
Bilyeu, Justin
Damari, Omer  (INT'L)
Duvall, Chris
Long, Aaron
Ouimette, Karl
Perrinelle, Damien  (INT'L)
Reynish, Kyle  [Free Agent]
Wright-Phillips, Shaun
Zizzo, Sal
Zubar, Ronald  (INT'L)
Orlando City SC
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Aja, Jose  (INT'L)
Bendik, Joe
Higuita, Cristian
Kaká  (INT'L/DP)
Larin, Cyle
Molino, Kevin
Nocerino, Antonio  (INT'L)
Perez Garcia, Matias  (INT'L)
Ramos, Rafael  (INT'L)
Rivas, Carlos Augusto  (DP)
Shea, Brek

Automatically Protected:
Donovan, Conor  (GA)
Laryea, Richmond  (GA/INT'L)
Redding, Tommy  (HG)
Stajduhar, Mason  (HG)
Turner, Tyler  (HG)
Alston, Kevin  [Free Agent]
Ambrose, Mikey
Baptista, Julio  (INT'L)
Barry, Hadji
Boden, Luke
Carrasco, Servando
Edwards Jr, Earl
Garica, Devron  (INT'L)
Hines, Sebastian
Mateos, David  (INT'L)
Ribeiro, Pedro
Rocha, Tony
Rochez, Bryan  (INT'L/DP)
Philadelphia Union
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Alberg, Roland  (INT'L)
Ayuk, Eric  (INT'L)
Bedoya, Alejandro  (DP)
Blake, Andre
Creavalle, Warren
Fabinho
Marquez, Richard
Pereira Dias Junior, Ilson  (INT'L)
Pontius, Chris
Rosenberry, Keegan
Sapong, CJ

Automatically Protected:
Herbers, Fabian  (GA/INT'L)
Jones, Derrick  (HG)
Trusty, Auston  (HG)
Yaro, Joshua  (GA/INT'L)
Barnetta, Tranquillo  (INT'L)
Carroll, Brian
Conceicao, Anderson  (INT'L)
Davies, Charlies
Edu, Maurice  (DP)
Fernandes, Leo
Gaddis, Raymon
Jones, Matt
McCarthy, John
Missimo, Cole
Restrepo, Walter
Tribbett, Ken
Washington, Taylor
Portland Timbers
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Adi, Fanendo  (INT'L)
Andriuskevicius, Vytautas  (INT'L)
Arokoyo, Gbenga  (INT'L)
Chara, Diego
Gleeson, Jake
Mattocks, Darren
Melano, Lucas  (INT'L/DP)
Nagbe, Darlington
Powell, Alvas
Ridgewell, Liam  (DP)
Valeri, Diego  (DP)

Ineligible:
Jewsbury, Jack (retired)
Grabavoy, Ned (retired)
Asprilla, Dairon
Barmby, Jack  (INT'L)
Besler, Nick
Borchers, Nat  [Free Agent]
Brett, Neco  (INT'L)
Hamilton, Wade
Igboananike, Kennedy  (INT'L)
Klute, Chris
Konopka, Chris
McInerney, Jack
Okugo, Amobi
Peay, Taylor
Polk, Ben
Taylor, Jermaine
Taylor, Steven  (INT'L)
Thoma, Andy
Valentin, Zarek
Zemanski, Ben
Real Salt Lake
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Beckerman, Kyle
Beltran, Tony
Martinez, Juan Manuel  (INT'L/DP)
Maund, Aaron
Movsisyan, Yura  (DP)
Mulholland, Luke
Obayan Sunday, Stephen  (INT'L)
Phillips, Demar  (INT'L)
Plata, Joao  (DP)
Rimando, Nick
Schuler, Chris

Automatically Protected:
Acosta, Danilo  (HG)
Allen, Jordan  (HG)
Fernandez, Eduardo  (HG)
Glad, Justen  (HG)
Holness, Omar  (GA/INT'L)
Kavita, Phanuel  (HG)
Saucedo, Sebastian  (HG)
Velazco, Ricardo  (HG)
Attinella, Jeff
Baez, Pedro  (INT'L)
Garcia, Olmes
Morales, Javier  [Free Agent]
Okwounu, Boyd
Olave, Jamison  [Free Agent]
Sandoval, Devon
Stertzer, John
Welshman, Emery  (INT'L)
Wingert, Chris  [Free Agent]
San Jose Earthquakes
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Alashe, Fatai
Bernardez, Victor
Bingham, David
Cato, Cordell
Ceren, Darwin
Dawkins, Simon  (INT'L/DP)
Godoy, Anibal  (INT'L)
Imperiale, Andres  (INT'L)
Salinas, Shea
Sarkodie, Kofi
Wondolowski, Chris

Automatically Protected:
Thompson, Tommy  (HG)
Tarbell, Andrew  (GA)
Amarikwa, Quincy
Barrera, Leandro  (INT'L)
Barrett, Chad  [Free Agent]
Colvey, Kip
Emeghara, Innocent  (INT'L/DP)
Francis, Shaun
Goitom, Henok  (INT'L)
Goodson, Clarence  [Free Agent]
Lenhart, Steven  [Free Agent]
Meredith, Bryan
Pelosi, Marc
Quintero, Alberto  (INT'L)
Sherrod, Mark
Silva, Matheus  (INT'L)
Stewart, Jordan
Wynne, Marvell  [Free Agent]
Seattle Sounders
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Alfaro, Tony
Alonso, Osvaldo
Dempsey, Clint  (DP)
Evans, Brad
Frei, Stefan
Jones, Joevin  (INT'L)
Lodeiro, Nicolas  (INT'L/DP)
Marshall, Chad
Miller, Tyler
Roldan, Cristian
Torres, Roman  (INT'L)

Automatically Protected:
Jones, Darwin  (HG)
Kovar, Aaron  (HG)
Mansaray, Victor  (HG)
Morris, Jordan  (HG)

Ineligible:
Scott, Zacharias (retired)
Farfan, Michael
Anderson, Oalex  (INT'L)
Fernandez, Alvaro  (INT'L)
Fisher, Oneil  (INT'L)
Friberg, Erik  (INT'L)
Gomez, Herculez  [Free Agent]
Ivanschitz, Andreas  (INT'L)
Lowe, Damion
Lyon, Charlie
Mears, Tyrone
Ockford, Jimmy
Remick, Dylan
Sturgis, Nathan  [Free Agent]
Valdez, Nelson  (INT'L/DP)
Sporting KC
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Abdul-Salaam, Saad
Besler, Matthew
Dwyer, Dom
Espinoza, Roger  (DP)
Feilhaber, Benny
Medranda, Jimmy  (INT'L)
Melia, Tim
Mustivar, Soni  (INT'L)
Opara, Ike
Rubio Kostner, Diego  (INT'L/DP)
Zusi, Graham  (DP)

Automatically Protected:
Ellis, Kevin  (HG)
Kempin, Jon  (HG)
Palmer-Brown, Erik  (HG)
Salloi, Daniel  (HG/INT'L)
Alvarado, Ever  (INT'L)
Appiah, Emmanuel
Coelho, Nuno  (INT'L)
Davis, Brad
Hallisey, Connor
Joya, Benji
Kann, Alec
Mapp, Justin  [Free Agent]
Myers, Chance  [Free Agent]
Nagamura, Paulo  [Free Agent]
Olum, Lawrence
Peterson, Jacob  [Free Agent]
Porter, Cameron
Sinovic, Seth
Toronto FC
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Altidore, Jozy  (DP)
Bradley, Michael  (DP)
Cooper, Armando  (INT'L)
Delgado, Marco
Endo, Tsubasa  (INT'L)
Giovinco, Sebastian  (INT'L/DP)
Hagglund, Nick
Moor, Drew
Morrow, Justin
Osorio, Jonathan
Zavaleta, Eriq

Automatically Protected:
Bono, Alex  (GA)
Chapman, Jay  (HG)
Hamilton, Jordan  (HG)
Manella, Chris  (HG)
Morgan, Ashtone  (HG)
Babouli Molham
Beitashour, Steven
Bloom, Mark
Cheyrou, Benoit  (INT'L)
Irwin, Clint
Johnson, Will  [Free Agent]
Lovitz, Daniel
Ricketts, Tosaint
Roberts, Quillan
Simonin, Clement  (INT'L)
Williams, Josh
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
PROTECTED UNPROTECTED
Bolanos, Christian  (INT'L)
Dean, Christian
Harvey, Jordan
Hurtado, Erik
Jacobson, Andrew
Laba, Matias  (INT'L/DP)
Manneh, Kekuta
Mezquida, Nicolas  (INT'L)
Ousted, David  (INT'L)
Parker, Tim
Waston, Kendall  (INT'L)

Automatically Protected:
Adekugbe, Sam  (HG)
Bustos, Marco  (HG)
Carducci, Marco  (HG)
Davies, Alphonso  (HG)
Froese, Kianz  (HG)
McKendry, Ben  (HG)
Teibert, Russell  (HG)
Aird, Fraser
Barnes, Giles
De Jong, Marcel
Edgar, David
Flores, Deybi  (INT'L)
Kudo, Masato  (INT'L)
Levis, Brett
Morales, Pedro  (INT'L/DP)
Perez, Blas
Seiler, Cole
Smith, Jordan  (INT'L)
Techera, Cristian  (INT'L)
Tornaghi, Paolo

Expansion Draft Notes:

  • Five rounds. Atlanta and Minnesota are permitted three minutes to make each selection. here will be NO timeouts during the Expansion Draft. Expansion Clubs that fail to make their selection in time must wait until their next pick to make a selection.
  • Maximum Player Loss: Once one player has been claimed from a Club’s non-protected roster, that Club is eliminated from the Expansion Draft and may not lose any further players.
  • No trades are permitted during the Expansion Draft.
  • MLS Clubs may protect 11 players between their Senior, Supplemental and Reserve Roster. If the Player’s contract expires at the end of 2016, he will still be considered part of the Club’s Senior Roster.
  • Generation adidas players who have not been graduated at the end of the 2016 MLS Season and Homegrown players on a Club’s Supplemental/Reserve Roster at the end of the 2016 MLS Season are automatically protected (Clubs do not have to use a protected slot on them)
  • Clubs are restricted in the number of international player(s) that they may make available. Clubs may make available a number of international players equal to their total number of international players minus three, provided that if a Club has three or fewer international players it may not make more than one such player available. For purposes of this expansion process, any non-domestic U.S. Player would count as an International.
  • If a Player has a no-trade clause in his contract, his MLS Club must protect him and he will count as one of the 11 Players who may be protected.
  • Designated Players are NOT automatically protected (i.e., Clubs must choose whether to protect such players and if such player is not protected, he will be available for selection in the Expansion Draft).
  • Full Expansion Draft rules and regulations

Footnotes:

  • A total of 37 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 13, Free Agents may engage in negotiations with MLS clubs outside of their previous club.
  • INT'L: In 2016, a total of 160 international roster spots are divided among the 20 clubs. These spots are tradable, in full season increments, such that some clubs may have more than eight and some clubs may have fewer than eight.
  • DP: The Designated Player Rule allows clubs to acquire up to three players whose total compensation and acquisition costs exceed the maximum budget charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player’s budget charge. Designated Player spots are not tradable.
  • HG: A club may sign a player to a contract without subjecting him to the MLS SuperDraft if the player has been a member of a club’s youth academy for at least one year and has met the necessary training and retention requirements. Players joining MLS through this mechanism are known as Homegrown Players.
  • GA: Generation adidas is a joint program between MLS and adidas that is dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league and placed in the SuperDraft through this program.

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