MLS announces players available for selection in 2018 MLS Expansion Draft

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 12 PM MT on Tuesday, December 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).
  • CLICK HERE for the full 2018 MLS Expansion Draft guidelines.
 
PLAYERS AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION IN 2018 MLS EXPANSION DRAFT
* indicates the player is eligible for Free Agency
 
Club
Player
Atlanta United
Mikey Ambrose
Atlanta United
Jon Gallagher
Atlanta United
José Hernández
Atlanta United
Mitch Hildebrandt
Atlanta United
Alec Kann
Atlanta United
Kevin Kratz
Atlanta United
Jeff Larentowicz
Atlanta United
Chris McCann
Atlanta United
Michael Parkhurst*
Atlanta United
Oliver Shannon
Atlanta United
Brandon Vázquez
Atlanta United
Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu
Atlanta United
Romario Williams
Atlanta United
Sal Zizzo*
Chicago Fire
Jonathan Campbell
Chicago Fire
Stefan Cleveland
Chicago Fire
Elliot Collier
Chicago Fire
Jorge Corrales
Chicago Fire
Christian Dean
Chicago Fire
Nicolas Del Grecco
Chicago Fire
Alan Gordon*
Chicago Fire
Nicolas Hasler
Chicago Fire
Daniel Johnson
Chicago Fire
Patrick McLain
Chicago Fire
Yura Movsisyan
Chicago Fire
Richard Sánchez
Chicago Fire
Luis Solignac
Chicago Fire
Brandon Vincent
Colorado Rapids
Giles Barnes
Colorado Rapids
Johan Blomberg
Colorado Rapids
Yannick Boli
Colorado Rapids
Caleb Calvert
Colorado Rapids
Edgar Castillo
Colorado Rapids
Kip Colvey
Colorado Rapids
Mike Da Fonte
Colorado Rapids
Andrew Dykstra*
Colorado Rapids
Shkëlzen Gashi
Colorado Rapids
Sam Hamilton
Colorado Rapids
Enzo Martínez
Colorado Rapids
Axel Sjöberg
Colorado Rapids
Danny Wilson
D.C. United
Vytas Andriuškevičius
D.C. United
Frederic Brillant
D.C. United
Nick DeLeon
D.C. United
Kevin Ellis
D.C. United
Jared Jeffrey
D.C. United
Dane Kelly
D.C. United
Taylor Kemp
D.C. United
Darren Mattocks
D.C. United
Bruno Miranda
D.C. United
Chris Odoi-Atsem
D.C. United
Kofi Opare
D.C. United
David Ousted
D.C. United
Zoltan Stieber
D.C. United
Travis Worra
FC Dallas
Abel Aguilar
FC Dallas
Aníbal Chalá
FC Dallas
Cristian Colmán
FC Dallas
Maynor Figueroa
FC Dallas
Moises Hernández
FC Dallas
Roland Lamah
FC Dallas
Marquinhos Pedroso
FC Dallas
Adonijah Reid
FC Dallas
Reto Ziegler
FC Dallas
Kyle Zobeck
Houston Dynamo
Eric Alexander
Houston Dynamo
Arturo Álvarez*
Houston Dynamo
DaMarcus Beasley*
Houston Dynamo
Eric Bird
Houston Dynamo
Leonardo*
Houston Dynamo
Conor Donovan
Houston Dynamo
Boniek García
Houston Dynamo
Kevin García
Houston Dynamo
Luis Gil
Houston Dynamo
Adolfo Machado
Houston Dynamo
Michael Nelson
Houston Dynamo
Dylan Remick
Houston Dynamo
Chris Seitz
Houston Dynamo
Philippe Senderos
Houston Dynamo
Mac Steeves
Houston Dynamo
Jared Watts
Houston Dynamo
Andrew Wenger
LAFC
Steven Beitashour
LAFC
Tristan Blackmon
LAFC
Nico Czornomaz
LAFC
Danilo da Silva
LAFC
Benny Feilhaber*
LAFC
Jordan Harvey*
LAFC
Dejan Jaković
LAFC
Luis López
LAFC
Charlie Lyon
LAFC
Calum Mallace
LAFC
James Murphy
LAFC
Josh Pérez
LAFC
Quillan Roberts
LAFC
Steeve Saint-Duc
LAFC
Marco Ureña
LA Galaxy
Servando Carrasco
LA Galaxy
Michael Ciani
LA Galaxy
Ashley Cole
LA Galaxy
Tomas Hilliard-Arce
LA Galaxy
Baggio Hušidić*
LA Galaxy
Perry Kitchen
LA Galaxy
Ariel Lassiter
LA Galaxy
João Pedro
LA Galaxy
Chris Pontius
LA Galaxy
Jorgen Skjelvik
LA Galaxy
Brian Sylvestre
LA Galaxy
Justin Vom Steeg
LA Galaxy
Sheanon Williams*
Minnesota United FC
Fernando Bob
Minnesota United FC
Marc Burch*
Minnesota United FC
Sam Cronin
Minnesota United FC
Luiz Fernando Maximiniano
Minnesota United FC
Alexi Gómez
Minnesota United FC
Ibson
Minnesota United FC
Alex Kapp
Minnesota United FC
Matt Lampson
Minnesota United FC
Carter Manley
Minnesota United FC
Eric Miller
Minnesota United FC
Wyatt Omsberg
Minnesota United FC
Bertrand Owundi
Minnesota United FC
Frantz Pangop
Minnesota United FC
Jerome Thiesson
Minnesota United FC
Johan Venegas
Minnesota United FC
Collen Warner*
Montreal Impact
Quincy Amarikwa*
Montreal Impact
Micheal Azira
Montreal Impact
Rudy Camacho
Montreal Impact
Zakaria Diallo
Montreal Impact
Clement Diop
Montreal Impact
Chris Duvall
Montreal Impact
Rod Fanni
Montreal Impact
Kyle Fisher
Montreal Impact
Anthony Jackson-Hamel
Montreal Impact
Matteo Mancosu
Montreal Impact
Michael Petrasso
Montreal Impact
Bacary Sagna
Montreal Impact
Michael Salazar
New England Revolution
Jalil Anibaba
New England Revolution
Cody Cropper
New England Revolution
Claude Dielna
New England Revolution
Guillermo Hauche
New England Revolution
Femi Hollinger-Janzen
New England Revolution
Brad Knighton
New England Revolution
Cristhian Machado
New England Revolution
Nicolas Samayoa
New England Revolution
Mark Segbers
New England Revolution
Gabriel Somi
New England Revolution
Chris Tierney*
New England Revolution
Brian Wright
New England Revolution
Wilfried Zahibo
New York City FC
Saad Abdul-Salaam
New York City FC
Eloi Amagat
New York City FC
Kwame Awuah
New York City FC
Daniel Bedoya
New York City FC
Jo Inge Berget
New York City FC
Jeff Caldwell
New York City FC
Yangel Herrera
New York City FC
Cedric Hountondji
New York City FC
Sebastien Ibeagha
New York City FC
Thomas McNamara
New York City FC
Ebenezer Ofori
New York City FC
Andre Rawls
New York City FC
Brad Stuver
New York City FC
David Villa
New York City FC
Rodney Wallace*
New York Red Bulls
Anatole Abang
New York Red Bulls
Vincent Bezecourt
New York Red Bulls
Aurelien Collin*
New York Red Bulls
Kyle Duncan
New York Red Bulls
Fidel Escobar
New York Red Bulls
Andreas Ivan
New York Red Bulls
Ethan Kutler
New York Red Bulls
Connor Lade
New York Red Bulls
Hassan Ndam
New York Red Bulls
Tommy Redding
New York Red Bulls
Carlos Rivas
New York Red Bulls
Marc Rzatkowski
New York Red Bulls
Florian Valot
New York Red Bulls
Brian White
Orlando City SC
RJ Allen
Orlando City SC
Joe Bendik
Orlando City SC
Pierre Da Silva
Orlando City SC
Earl Edwards Jr.
Orlando City SC
Cristian Higuita
Orlando City SC
Will Johnson
Orlando City SC
Sacha Kljestan
Orlando City SC
Richie Laryea
Orlando City SC
Stefano Pinho
Orlando City SC
Dillon Powers
Orlando City SC
Tony Rocha
Orlando City SC
Lamine Sané
Orlando City SC
Chris Schuler*
Orlando City SC
Jonathan Spector
Orlando City SC
Scott Sutter
Orlando City SC
Donny Toia
Philadelphia Union
Warren Creavalle
Philadelphia Union
Bořek Dočkal
Philadelphia Union
Marcus Epps
Philadelphia Union
Fabinho
Philadelphia Union
Richard Márquez
Philadelphia Union
John McCarthy
Philadelphia Union
Jake McGuire
Philadelphia Union
Haris Medunjanin
Philadelphia Union
Kacper Przybylko
Philadelphia Union
Jay Simpson
Philadelphia Union
Josh Yaro
Portland Timbers
Víctor Arboleda
Portland Timbers
Samuel Armenteros
Portland Timbers
Dairon Asprilla
Portland Timbers
Jack Barmby
Portland Timbers
Julio Cascante
Portland Timbers
Steve Clark
Portland Timbers
Tomas Conechny
Portland Timbers
Andrés Flores
Portland Timbers
Jake Gleeson*
Portland Timbers
Modou Jadama
Portland Timbers
Kendall McIntosh
Portland Timbers
Roy Miller*
Portland Timbers
Lawrence Olum
Portland Timbers
Alvas Powell
Portland Timbers
Liam Ridgewell
Portland Timbers
Bill Tuiloma
Portland Timbers
Zarek Valentin
Real Salt Lake
Jordan Allen
Real Salt Lake
Shawn Barry
Real Salt Lake
Tony Beltrán*
Real Salt Lake
Nick Besler
Real Salt Lake
Adam Henley
Real Salt Lake
David Horst*
Real Salt Lake
Alex Horwath
Real Salt Lake
Jacob Leeker
Real Salt Lake
Ricky López-Espin
Real Salt Lake
Luke Mulholland
Real Salt Lake
Sunday Stephen
Real Salt Lake
Taylor Peay
Real Salt Lake
Demar Phillips
Real Salt Lake
Andrew Putna
Real Salt Lake
Luis Silva
Real Salt Lake
Connor Sparrow
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
José Ajá
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Myer Bevan
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Marcel de Jong
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Roberto Domínguez
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Marvin Emnes
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sean Franklin*
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Aly Ghazal
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Efraín Juárez
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Kei Kamara
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Stefan Marinovic
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Aaron Maund
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Jordon Mutch
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Brian Rowe
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Brek Shea*
 
 
FREE AGENCY
A total of 34 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 1 PM MT on Tuesday, December 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)
 
Club
Player
Status for 2018
Atlanta United
Michael Parkhurst
Option decline
Atlanta United
Sal Zizzo
Option decline
Chicago Fire
Alan Gordon
Out of contract
Colorado Rapids
Andrew Dykstra
Out of contract
Columbus Crew SC
Ricardo Clark
Option decline
Houston Dynamo
Arturo Álvarez
Out of contract
Houston Dynamo
DaMarcus Beasley
Out of contract
Houston Dynamo
Leonardo
Option decline
Sporting Kansas City
Brad Evans
Option decline
LAFC
Benny Feilhaber
Out of contract
LAFC
Jordan Harvey
Out of contract
LA Galaxy
Baggio Hušidić
Option decline
LA Galaxy
Sheanon Williams
Option decline
Minnesota United FC
Marc Burch
Option decline
Minnesota United FC
Collen Warner
Option decline
Montreal Impact
Quincy Amarikwa
Out of contract
New England Revolution
Chris Tierney
Out of contract
New York City FC
Rodney Wallace
Option decline
New York Red Bulls
Aurelien Collin
Option decline
Orlando City SC
Chris Schuler
Option decline
Portland Timbers
Jake Gleeson
Out of contract
Portland Timbers
Roy Miller
Out of contract
Real Salt Lake
Tony Beltrán
Option decline
Real Salt Lake
David Horst
Option decline
San Jose Earthquakes
Dominic Oduro
Out of contract
Seattle Sounders FC
Osvaldo Alonso
Out of contract
Seattle Sounders FC
Lamar Neagle
Option decline
Toronto FC
Jason Hernández
Out of contract
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sean Franklin
Out of contract
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Brek Shea
Option decline
 
Chris Konopka
Out of contract
 
Chance Myers
Out of contract
 
Jacob Peterson
Option decline
 
Tony Tchani
Out of contract
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