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MNUFC 2018 Expansion Draft Protected Player List Announced

December 10, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Minnesota United FC News Release

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Major League Soccer has announced the list of players available for selection in the 2018 Expansion Draft. Beginning at 1:00p.m. CT on Tuesday, December 11, expansion side FC Cincinnati will have the opportunity to select up to five players as it prepares for its 2019 debut.

Current MLS clubs can protect 11 players from their 2018 roster. 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.

The five teams that had players selected by the Los Angeles Football Club in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft are also 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.

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).

MNUFC Protected List:

1. Michael Boxall

2. Francisco Calvo

3. Ethan Finlay

4. Miguel Ibarra

5. Romario Ibarra

6. Brent Kallman

7. Kevin Molino

8. Darwin Quintero

9. Angelo Rodriguez

10. Rasmus Schuller

11. Bobby Shuttlewort

Abu Danladi, Mason Toye and Collin Martin are all protected as homegrown or Generation adidas players.


* 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 Vazquez

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 Sanchez

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 Martinez

Colorado Rapids Axel Sjöberg

Colorado Rapids Danny Wilson

D.C. United Vytas Andriuškevi?ius

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 Anibal Chala

FC Dallas Cristian Colmán

FC Dallas Maynor Figueroa

FC Dallas Moises Hernandez

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 Alvarez*

Houston Dynamo DaMarcus Beasley*

Houston Dynamo Eric Bird

Houston Dynamo Leonardo*

Houston Dynamo Conor Donovan

Houston Dynamo Boniek García

Houston Dynamo Kevin Garcia

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 Jakovi?

LAFC Luis López

LAFC Charlie Lyon

LAFC Calum Mallace

LAFC James Murphy

LAFC Josh Perez

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 Hušidi?*

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 Maximiano

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 Bo?ek Do?kal

Philadelphia Union Marcus Epps

Philadelphia Union Fabinho

Philadelphia Union Richard Marquez

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 Victor 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 Beltran*

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 Lopez-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 Jose Aja

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Myer Bevan

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Marcel de Jong

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Roberto Dominguez

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*


A total of 34 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 2:00 p.m. CT 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.


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 Alvarez 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 Hušidi? 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 Beltran 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 Hernandez 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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