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MLS announces available players for selection in Expansion Draft

LAFC prepares for Tuesday’s draft; list of players eligible for Free Agency released
 
NEW YORK (Sunday, December 10, 2017) – Major League Soccer today announced the list of players available for selection in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft. The Los Angeles Football Club will have the opportunity to select up to five players during the Expansion Draft as they prepare for their 2018 debut. A list of 308 players is available.
 
The 2017 MLS Expansion Draft will be covered live on MLSsoccer.com on Tuesday, Dec. 12, beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
 
Each current MLS club protected 11 players from their 2017 roster. Generation adidas players (who did not graduate at the end of the 2017 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 2017 MLS EXPANSION DRAFT
* indicates the player is eligible for Free Agency
 
Club
Player
Atlanta United
Mikey Ambrose
Atlanta United
Yamil Asad
Atlanta United
Mark Bloom
Atlanta United
Bobby Boswell*
Atlanta United
Kevin Kratz
Atlanta United
Jeff Larentowicz*
Atlanta United
Zack Loyd*
Atlanta United
Chris McCann
Atlanta United
Tyrone Mears
Atlanta United
Kevin Oliveira
Atlanta United
Jeffrey Otoo
Atlanta United
Tyler Pasher
Atlanta United
Jacob Peterson
Atlanta United
Kyle Reynish*
Atlanta United
Anton Walkes
Atlanta United
Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu
Atlanta United
Romario Williams
Chicago Fire
David Arshakyan
Chicago Fire
Rodrigo Bava
Chicago Fire
Brandt Bronico
Chicago Fire
Stefan Cleveland
Chicago Fire
Jorge Corales
Chicago Fire
Michael de Leeuw
Chicago Fire
Christian Dean
Chicago Fire
Matej Dekovic
Chicago Fire
John Goossens
Chicago Fire
Michael Harrington*
Chicago Fire
Daniel Johnson
Chicago Fire
Matt Lampson
Chicago Fire
Joao Meira
Colorado Rapids
John Berner
Colorado Rapids
Bobby Burling*
Colorado Rapids
Dennis Castillo
Colorado Rapids
Mike Da Fonte
Colorado Rapids
Joshua Gatt
Colorado Rapids
Luis Gil
Colorado Rapids
Alan Gordon*
Colorado Rapids
Sam Hamilton
Colorado Rapids
Mohammed Saeid
Colorado Rapids
Mekeil Williams
Columbus Crew SC
Waylon Francis
Columbus Crew SC
Niko Hansen
Columbus Crew SC
Marshall Hollingsworth
Columbus Crew SC
Adam Jahn
Columbus Crew SC
Hector Jimenez
Columbus Crew SC
Logan Ketterer
Columbus Crew SC
Conor Maloney
Columbus Crew SC
Cristian Martinez
Columbus Crew SC
Jonathan Mensah
Columbus Crew SC
Abuchi Obinwa
Columbus Crew SC
Jukka Raitala
Columbus Crew SC
Rodrigo Saravia
Columbus Crew SC
Gaston Sauro
Columbus Crew SC
Brad Stuver
Columbus Crew SC
Josh Williams
D.C. United
Deshorn Brown
D.C. United
Julian Buescher
D.C. United
Steve Clark
D.C. United
Sean Franklin*
D.C. United
Bill Hamid
D.C. United
Jared Jeffrey
D.C. United
Eric Klenofsky
D.C. United
Chris Korb
D.C. United
Bruno Miranda
D.C. United
Patrick Nyarko*
D.C. United
Chris Odio-Atsem
D.C. United
Lloyd Sam
D.C. United
Marcelo Sarvas
D.C. United
Rob Vincent
D.C. United
Travis Worra
FC Dallas
Carlos Cermeno
FC Dallas
Anibal Chala
FC Dallas
Eduardo Cortes
FC Dallas
Maynor Figueroa
FC Dallas
Luis Gonzalez
FC Dallas
Hernan Grana
FC Dallas
Atiba Harris*
FC Dallas
Walker Hume
FC Dallas
Roland Lamah
FC Dallas
Javier Morales*
FC Dallas
Chris Seitz*
Houston Dynamo
Eric Alexander*
Houston Dynamo
Arturo Alvarez
Houston Dynamo
Jalil Anibaba
Houston Dynamo
DaMarcus Beasley*
Houston Dynamo
Calle Brown
Houston Dynamo
Ricardo Clark*
Houston Dynamo
AJ DeLaGarza*
Houston Dynamo
Jose Escalante
Houston Dynamo
Boniek Garcia
Houston Dynamo
Kevin Garcia
Houston Dynamo
Joe Holland
Houston Dynamo
Taylor Hunter
Houston Dynamo
Alex Lima
Houston Dynamo
George Malki
Houston Dynamo
Vicente Sanchez
Houston Dynamo
Philippe Senderos
Houston Dynamo
Charlie Ward
LA Galaxy
Michael Ciani
LA Galaxy
Bradley Diallo
LA Galaxy
Clement Diop
LA Galaxy
Rafael Garcia
LA Galaxy
Jermaine Jones
LA Galaxy
Jon Kempin
LA Galaxy
Ariel Lassiter
LA Galaxy
Jack McInerney
LA Galaxy
Brian Rowe
LA Galaxy
Pele van Anholt
Minnesota United FC
Bernardo Anor
Minnesota United FC
Justin Davis
Minnesota United FC
Thomas De Villardi
Minnesota United FC
Vadim Demidov
Minnesota United FC
Joe Greenspan
Minnesota United FC
Miguel Ibarra
Minnesota United FC
Ismaila Jome
Minnesota United FC
Alex Kapp
Minnesota United FC
Jose Leiton
Minnesota United FC
Patrick McLain
Minnesota United FC
Sam Nicholson
Minnesota United FC
Rasmus Schuller
Minnesota United FC
Jermaine Taylor
Minnesota United FC
Johan Venegas
Minnesota United FC
Kevin Venegas
Minnesota United FC
Collen Warner
Montreal Impact
Hernan Bernardello
Montreal Impact
Patrice Bernier
Montreal Impact
Dein Boldor
Montreal Impact
Hassoun Camara
Montreal Impact
Nick DePuy
Montreal Impact
Shaun Francis*
Montreal Impact
Eric Kronberg*
Montreal Impact
Wandrille Lefevre
Montreal Impact
Matteo Mancosu
Montreal Impact
Dominic Oduro
Montreal Impact
Andrew Romero
Montreal Impact
Michael Salazar
New England Revolution
Benjamin Angoua
New England Revolution
Femi Hollinger-Janzen
New England Revolution
Brad Knighton*
New England Revolution
Daigo Kobayashi
New England Revolution
Xavier Kouassi
New England Revolution
Donnie Smith
New England Revolution
Josh Smith
New England Revolution
Matt Turner
New England Revolution
Chris Tierney
New England Revolution
JeVaughn Watson
New England Revolution
London Woodberry
New England Revolution
Brian Wright
New York City FC
RJ Allen
New York City FC
Kwame Awuah
New York City FC
Migual Camargo
New York City FC
Maxime Chanot
New York City FC
Shannon Gomez
New York City FC
Eirik Johansen
New York City FC
Mikey Lopez
New York City FC
Jefferson Mena
New York City FC
Sean Okoli
New York City FC
Andre Rawls
New York City FC
Khiry Shelton
New York City FC
John Stertzer
New York City FC
Andraz Struna
New York City FC
Ethan White
New York Red Bulls
Anatole Abang
New York Red Bulls
Gideon Baah
New York Red Bulls
Vincent Bezecourt
New York Red Bulls
Aurelien Collin
New York Red Bulls
Dilly Duka*
New York Red Bulls
Mike Grella
New York Red Bulls
Muhammed Keita
New York Red Bulls
Connor Lade
New York Red Bulls
Zeiko Lewis
New York Red Bulls
Dan Metzger
New York Red Bulls
Hassan Ndam Fouapon
New York Red Bulls
Damien Perrinelle
New York Red Bulls
Sal Zizzo*
Orlando City SC
Kevin Alston*
Orlando City SC
Giles Barnes
Orlando City SC
Hadji Barry
Orlando City SC
Servando Carrasco
Orlando City SC
Pierre Da Silva
Orlando City SC
Conor Donovan
Orlando City SC
Earl Edwards Jr.
Orlando City SC
Devron Garcia
Orlando City SC
Victor Giro
Orlando City SC
Sebastian Hines
Orlando City SC
Antonio Nocerino
Orlando City SC
Leonardo Pereira
Orlando City SC
Dillon Powers
Orlando City SC
Rafael Ramos
Orlando City SC
Tony Rocha
Orlando City SC
Josh Saunders*
Philadelphia Union
Roland Alberg
Philadelphia Union
Eric Ayuk
Philadelphia Union
Warren Creavalle
Philadelphia Union
Charlie Davies
Philadelphia Union
Maurice Edu
Philadelphia Union
Raymon Gaddis
Philadelphia Union
Aaron Jones
Philadelphia Union
Richard Marquez
Philadelphia Union
John McCarthy
Philadelphia Union
Jake McGuire
Philadelphia Union
Oguchi Onyewu
Philadelphia Union
Chris Pontius*
Philadelphia Union
Jay Simpson
Philadelphia Union
Ken Tribbett
Philadelphia Union
Giliano Wijnaldum
Portland Timbers
Gbenga Arokoyo
Portland Timbers
Victor Arboleda
Portland Timbers
Jeff Attinella
Portland Timbers
Jack Barmby
Portland Timbers
Rennico Clarke
Portland Timbers
Jake Gleeson
Portland Timbers
Kendall McIntosh
Portland Timbers
Lucas Melano
Portland Timbers
Roy Miller
Portland Timbers
Chance Myers
Portland Timbers
Amobi Okugo
Portland Timbers
Lawrence Olum
Portland Timbers
Bill Tuiloma
Portland Timbers
Zarek Valentin
Portland Timbers
Ben Zemanski*
Real Salt Lake
Chad Barrett*
Real Salt Lake
Tony Beltran
Real Salt Lake
Nick Besler
Real Salt Lake
Reagan Dunk
Real Salt Lake
Omar Holness
Real Salt Lake
Yuri Movsisyan
Real Salt Lake
Stephen Obayan Sunday
Real Salt Lake
Demar Phillips
Real Salt Lake
Justin Schmidt
Real Salt Lake
Chris Schuler*
Real Salt Lake
Connor Sparrow
Real Salt Lake
Matt Van Oekel
Real Salt Lake
Chris Wingert*
San Jose Earthquakes
Francois Affolter
San Jose Earthquakes
Quincy Amarikwa
San Jose Earthquakes
Leandro Barrera
San Jose Earthquakes
Victor Bernardez
San Jose Earthquakes
Matt Bersano
San Jose Earthquakes
Cordell Cato
San Jose Earthquakes
Kip Colvey
San Jose Earthquakes
Harold Cummings
San Jose Earthquakes
Simon Dawkins
San Jose Earthquakes
Andrew Imperiale
San Jose Earthquakes
Lindo Mfeka
San Jose Earthquakes
Marc Pelosi
San Jose Earthquakes
Kofi Sarkodi
San Jose Earthquakes
Matheus Silva
San Jose Earthquakes
Marco Urena
Seattle Sounders FC
Tony Alfaro
Seattle Sounders FC
Osvaldo Alonso
Seattle Sounders FC
Jordy Delem
Seattle Sounders FC
Brad Evans*
Seattle Sounders FC
Oneil Fisher
Seattle Sounders FC
Joevin Jones
Seattle Sounders FC
Calum Mallace
Seattle Sounders FC
Zach Mathers
Seattle Sounders FC
Bryan Meredith
Seattle Sounders FC
Tyler Miller
Seattle Sounders FC
Lamar Neagle*
Seattle Sounders FC
Harry Shipp
Sporting Kansas City
Saad Abdul-Salaam
Sporting Kansas City
Kharlton Belmar
Sporting Kansas City
Latif Blessing
Sporting Kansas City
Amer Didic
Sporting Kansas City
Andrew Dykstra
Sporting Kansas City
Cameron Iwasa
Sporting Kansas City
Kenwyne Jones
Sporting Kansas City
Diego Kostner
Sporting Kansas City
Soni Mustivar
Sporting Kansas City
Cameron Porter
Sporting Kansas City
Soony Saad
Sporting Kansas City
Seth Sinovic
Sporting Kansas City
Colton Storm
Sporting Kansas City
Alex Tambakis
Sporting Kansas City
Adrian Zendejas
Toronto FC
Oyvind Alseth
Toronto FC
Brandon Aubrey
Toronto FC
Steven Beitashour*
Toronto FC
Benoit Cheyrou
Toronto FC
Armando Cooper
Toronto FC
Raheem Edwards
Toronto FC
Tsubasa Endo
Toronto FC
Nicholas Hasler
Toronto FC
Jason Hernandez*
Toronto FC
Clint Irwin
Toronto FC
Drew Moor*
Toronto FC
Mark Pais
Toronto FC
Tosaint Ricketts
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Christian Bolanos
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Marcel De Jong
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
David Edgar
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Deybi Flores
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Kyle Greig
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Jordan Harvey*
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Bernie Ibini-Isei
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Nosa Igiebor
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Andrew Jacobson*
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Matias Laba
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Brett Levis
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Aaron Maund
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Davis Ousted
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Spencer Richey
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Mauro Rosales
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Cole Seiler
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Brek Shea
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Cristian Techera
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sheanon Williams
 
FREE AGENCY
A total of 39 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 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 2017, 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)
 
Club
Player
Status for 2018
Atlanta United
Bobby Boswell
Out of contract
Atlanta United
Jeff Larentowicz
Option decline
Atlanta United
Zach Loyd
Option decline
Atlanta United
Kyle Reynish
Out of contract
Chicago Fire
Michael Harrington
Option decline
Colorado Rapids
Bobby Burling
Out of contract
Colorado Rapids
Alan Gordon
Option decline
D.C. United
Sean Franklin
Option decline
D.C. United
Patrick Nyarko
Out of contract
FC Dallas
Atiba Harris
Option decline
FC Dallas
Javier Morales
Out of contract
FC Dallas
Chris Seitz
Out of contract
Houston Dynamo
Eric Alexander
Out of contract
Houston Dynamo
DaMarcus Beasley
Out of contract
Houston Dynamo
Ricardo Clark
Option decline
Houston Dynamo
AJ DeLaGarza
Option decline
Houston Dynamo
Tyler Deric
Option decline
LA Galaxy
Robbie Rogers
Option decline
Montreal Impact
Shaun Francis
Option decline
Montreal Impact
Eric Kronberg
Out of contract
New England Revolution
Brad Knighton
Out of contract
New York Red Bulls
Dilly Duka
Option decline
New York Red Bulls
Sal Zizzo
Option decline
Orlando City SC
Kevin Alston
Out of contract
Orlando City SC
Josh Saunders
Option decline
Philadelphia Union
Brian Carroll
Out of contract
Philadelphia Union
Chris Pontius
Out of contract
Portland Timbers
Ben Zemanski
Out of contract
Real Salt Lake
Chad Barrett
Option decline
Real Salt Lake
Nick Rimando
Out of contract
Real Salt Lake
Chris Schuler
Option decline
Real Salt Lake
Chris Wingert
Out of contract
Seattle Sounders FC
Brad Evans
Out of contract
Seattle Sounders FC
Lamar Neagle
Out of contract
Toronto FC
Steven Beitashour
Out of contract
Toronto FC
Jason Hernandez
Out of contract
Toronto FC
Drew Moor
Out of contract
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Jordan Harvey
Out of contract
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Andrew Jacobson
Out of contract
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