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MLS and D.C. United Announce Available Players for Selection in 2018 MLS Expansion Draft

December 10, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - D.C. United News Release

Major League Soccer today announced the list of players available for selection in the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft, which takes place starting at 2 PM ET on Tuesday, Dec. 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.

D.C. United protected the following players on their roster:

Luciano Acosta

Yamil Asad

Paul Arriola

Steven Birnbaum

Russell Canouse

Oniel Fisher

Bill Hamid

Júnior Moreno

Joseph Mora

Wayne Rooney

Ulises Segura

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).

PLAYERS AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION IN 2018 MLS EXPANSION DRAFT

* indicates the player is eligible for Free Agency

Atlanta United

Mikey Ambrose

Jon Gallagher

José Hernández

Mitch Hildebrandt

Alec Kann

Kevin Kratz

Jeff Larentowicz

Chris McCann

Michael Parkhurst*

Oliver Shannon

Brandon Vazquez

Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu

Romario Williams

Sal Zizzo*

Chicago Fire

Jonathan Campbell

Stefan Cleveland

Elliot Collier

Jorge Corrales

Christian Dean

Nicolas Del Grecco

Alan Gordon*

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*

Shkëlzen Gashi

Sam Hamilton

Enzo Martinez

Axel Sjöberg

Danny Wilson

D.C. United

Vytas Andriuškevi?ius

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

Anibal Chala

Cristian Colmán

Maynor Figueroa

Moises Hernandez

Roland Lamah

Marquinhos Pedroso

Adonijah Reid

Reto Ziegler

Kyle Zobeck

Houston Dynamo

Eric Alexander

Arturo Alvarez*

DaMarcus Beasley*

Eric Bird

Leonardo*

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*

Jordan Harvey*

Dejan Jakovi?

Luis López

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 Hušidi?*

Perry Kitchen

Ariel Lassiter

João Pedro

Chris Pontius

Jorgen Skjelvik

Brian Sylvestre

Justin Vom Steeg

Sheanon Williams*

Minnesota United FC

Fernando Bob

Marc Burch*

Sam Cronin

Luiz Fernando Maximiniano

Alexi Gómez

Ibson

Alex Kapp

Matt Lampson

Carter Manley

Eric Miller

Wyatt Omsberg

Bertrand Owundi

Frantz Pangop

Jerome Thiesson

Johan Venegas

Collen Warner*

Montreal Impact

Quincy Amarikwa*

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*

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*

New York Red Bulls

Anatole Abang

Vincent Bezecourt

Aurelien Collin*

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*

Jonathan Spector

Scott Sutter

Donny Toia

Philadelphia Union

Warren Creavalle

Bo?ek Do?kal

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

Andrés Flores

Jake Gleeson*

Modou Jadama

Kendall McIntosh

Roy Miller*

Lawrence Olum

Alvas Powell

Liam Ridgewell

Bill Tuiloma

Zarek Valentin

Real Salt Lake

Jordan Allen

Shawn Barry

Tony Beltran*

Nick Besler

Adam Henley

David Horst*

Alex Horwath

Jacob Leeker

Ricky Lopez-Espin

Luke Mulholland

Sunday Stephen

Taylor Peay

Demar Phillips

Andrew Putna

Luis Silva

Connor Sparrow

Vancouver Whitecaps

Jose Aja

Myer Bevan

Marcel de Jong

Roberto Dominguez

Marvin Emnes

Sean Franklin*

Aly Ghazal

Efraín Juárez

Kei Kamara

Stefan Marinovic

Aaron Maund

Jordon Mutch

Brian Rowe

Brek Shea*

FREE AGENCY

A total of 34 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 3 PM ET on Tuesday, Dec. 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)

Atlanta United

Michael Parkhurst - Option decline

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 Alvarez - Out of contract

DaMarcus Beasley - Out of contract

Leonardo - Option decline

Sporting KC

Brad Evans - Option decline

LAFC

Benny Feilhaber - Out of contract

Jordan Harvey - Out of contract

LA Galaxy

Baggio Hušidi? - Option decline

Sheanon Williams - Option decline

Minnesota United FC

Marc Burch - Option decline

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

Roy Miller - Out of contract

Real Salt Lake

Tony Beltran - Option decline

David Horst - Option decline

San Jose Earthquakes

Dominic Oduro - Out of contract

Seattle Sounders

Osvaldo Alonso - Out of contract

Lamar Neagle - Option decline

Toronto FC

Jason Hernandez - Out of contract

Vancouver Whitecaps

Sean Franklin - Out of contract

Brek Shea - Option decline

Unassociated

Chris Konopka - Out of contract

Chance Myers - Out of contract

Jacob Peterson - Option decline

Tony Tchani - Out of contract


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