expansion draft 2019

MLS releases list of players eligible for Tuesday's Expansion Draft

The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft will be held at 2:30 PM PT on Tuesday, November 19, streaming live on MLSsoccer.com and the free MLS app.

2019 MLS Expansion Draft Rules

Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC may select up to five players from the eligible MLS player pool below. Only a single player can be drafted from any one club. Once one player has been claimed from a club’s unprotected roster, Inter Miami and Nashville SC may not select any other players from that club's list.

  • Five rounds
  • Three minutes for each selection
  • No timeouts
  • No trades permitted during the draft

Players and teams exempt from the draft

  • The five teams that had players selected by the FC Cincinnati in the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft are exempt from the 2019 Expansion Draft:
    • FC Dallas
    • D.C. United
    • Houston Dynamo
    • New York Red Bulls
    • Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Players automatically exempt from the 2019 Expansion Draft:
    • Generation adidas players (who did not graduate at the end of the 2019 season)
    • Homegrown Players ages 25 and under (those born during or after 1994)

Players NOT exempt from the draft

  • Designated Players: If a Designated Player has a no-trade clause in his contract, then the club must protect him in the Expansion Draft.
  • International Players: Clubs with four or more international players must protect at least three international players, excluding any automatically protected players. If a club has only three international players, it must protect two. If a club has only two international players, it must protect one. A club that has only one international player is not required to protect that player.
  • Free Agents: If a Free Agent is selected in the Expansion Draft, the expansion club that selected the player will gain his previous club’s ability to negotiate a new contract consistent with the CBA. The player’s 2019 club would be treated as a new club for purposes of the Free Agency rules.

Roster Notes

  • For a club that has a player claimed from their unprotected roster, that team will receive $50,000 in General Allocation Money for the selection.
  • If a club protects a player, it is not obligated to exercise the player’s option. It may renegotiate a new contract with the player as in previous years, subject to the CBA.
  • If the player’s contract expires at the end of 2019, he will still be considered part of the club’s roster.
  • If either Inter Miami CF or Nashville SC selects a Supplemental/Reserve Roster Player, it must offer him a Senior Roster position and he must remain on the Senior Roster as of 2020 Roster Compliance Date.

Players available for selection in 2019 Expansion Draft:

Atlanta United

  • Mikey Ambrose
  • Jon Gallagher
  • Jose Hernandez
  • Alec Kann
  • Kevin Kratz
  • Jeff Larentowicz
  • Justin Meram
  • Brendan Moore
  • Luiz Fernando
  • Michael Parkhurst
  • Dion Pereira
  • Florentin Pogba
  • Brek Shea
  • Brandon Vazquez

Chicago Fire

  • Diego Campos
  • Stefan Cleveland
  • Elliot Collier
  • Marcelo
  • Nicolas Gaitan
  • Cristian Martinez
  • Amando Moreno
  • Nemanja Nikolic
  • David Ousted
  • Richard Sanchez
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger

FC Cincinnati

  • Fanendo Adi
  • Nazmi Albadawi
  • Corben Bone
  • Hassan Ndam
  • Logan Gdula
  • Jimmy Hague
  • Justin Hoyte
  • Roland Lamah
  • Forrest Lasso
  • Emmanuel Ledesma
  • Ben Lundt
  • Kekuta Manneh
  • Darren Mattocks
  • Jimmy McLaughlin
  • Alvas Powell
  • Caleb Stanko
  • Przemyslaw Tyton

Colorado Rapids

  • Tim Howard
  • Niki Jackson
  • Kofi Opare
  • Abdul Rwatubyaye
  • Axel Sjoberg
  • Danny Wilson

Columbus Crew SC

  • Luis Argudo
  • Ricardo Clark
  • Waylon Francis
  • David Guzman
  • Federico Higuain
  • Hector Jimenez
  • Jon Kempin
  • Ben Lundgaard
  • Connor Maloney
  • Youness Mokhtar
  • Edward Opoku
  • Eduardo Sosa
  • Josh Williams
  • Romario Williams

LAFC

  • Lamar Batista
  • Steven Beitashour
  • Danilo Silva
  • Phillip Ejimadu
  • Mohamed El-Munir
  • Alejandro Guido
  • Jordan Harvey
  • Dejan Jakovic
  • Tyler Miller
  • Lee Nguyen
  • Adrien Perez
  • Javier Perez
  • Josh Perez
  • Peter-Lee Vassell
  • Rodolfo Zelaya

LA Galaxy

  • Favio Alvarez
  • Uriel Antuna
  • Servando Carrasco
  • Emil Cuello
  • Tomas Hilliard-Arce
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • Perry Kitchen
  • Matt Lampson
  • Joao Pedro
  • Juninho
  • Chris Pontius
  • Jorgen Skjelvik
  • Diedie Traore

Minnesota United FC

  • Abu Danladi
  • Ethan Finlay
  • Marlon Hairston
  • Miguel Ibarra
  • Brent Kallman
  • Carter Manley
  • Wilfried Moimbe-Tahrat
  • Ally Ng'anzi
  • Lawrence Olum
  • Wyatt Omsberg
  • Angelo Rodriguez
  • Rasmus Schuller
  • Bobby Shuttleworth

Montreal Impact

  • Zachary Brault-Guillard
  • Omar Browne
  • Evan Bush
  • Rudy Camacho
  • Jorge Corrales
  • Rod Fanni
  • Anthony Jackson-Hamel
  • Ken Krolicki
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Amar Sejdic
  • Maximiliano Urruti
  • Jeisson Vargas

New England Revolution

  • Juan Agudelo
  • Jalil Anibaba
  • Juan Caicedo
  • Edgar Castillo
  • Cody Cropper
  • Brad Knighton
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Brian Wright

New York City FC

  • Luis Barraza
  • Daniel Bedoya
  • Jeff Caldwell
  • Sebastien Ibeagha
  • Gary Mackay-Steven
  • Jesus Medina
  • Eric Miller
  • Abdi Mohamed
  • Ebenezer Ofori
  • Tony Rocha
  • Brad Stuver
  • Ben Sweat
  • Juan Pablo Torres

Orlando City SC

  • Carlos Ascues
  • Alex De John
  • Adam Grinwis
  • Cristian Higuita
  • Will Johnson
  • Sacha Kljestan
  • Shane O'Neill
  • Dillon Powers
  • Greg Ranjitsingh
  • Robinho
  • Brian Rowe
  • Lamine Sane
  • Kyle Smith

Philadelphia Union

  • RJ Allen
  • Fabinho
  • Joe Bendik
  • Aurelien Collin
  • Warren Creavalle
  • Marco Fabian
  • Olivier Mbaizo
  • Haris Medunjanin
  • Michee Ngalina

Portland Timbers

  • Dairon Asprilla
  • Jeff Attinella
  • Tomas Conechny
  • Claude Dielna
  • Andres Flores
  • Aljaz Ivacic
  • Modou Jadama
  • Kendall McIntosh
  • Andy Polo
  • Zarek Valentin
  • Renzo Zambrano

Real Salt Lake

  • Tony Beltran
  • Alex Horwath
  • Luke Mulholland
  • Joao Plata
  • Justin Portillo
  • Nick Rimando
  • Kelyn Rowe
  • Pablo Ruiz

San Jose Earthquakes

  • Francois Affolter
  • Matt Bersano
  • Eric Calvillo
  • Harold Cummings
  • Luis Felipe
  • Carlos Fierro
  • Marcos Lopez
  • Paul Marie
  • Jimmy Ockford
  • Kevin Partida
  • Andrew Tarbell

Seattle Sounders

  • Saad Abdul-Salaam
  • Will Bruin
  • Jonathan Campbell
  • Emanuel Cecchini
  • Justin Dhillon
  • Chad Marshall
  • Bryan Meredith
  • Victor Rodriguez
  • Alex Roldan
  • Harry Shipp
  • Luis Silva
  • Roman Torres

Sporting Kansas City

  • Botond Barath
  • Eric Dick
  • Benny Feilhaber
  • Andreu Fontas
  • Nicolas Hasler
  • Jimmy Medranda
  • Krisztian Nemeth
  • Seth Sinovic
  • Rodney Wallace
  • Gedion Zelalem

Toronto FC

  • Jon Bakero
  • Nicolas Benezet
  • Laurent Ciman
  • Tsubasa Endoh
  • Drew Moor
  • Ashtone Morgan
  • Justin Morrow
  • Patrick Mullins
  • Caleb Patterson-Sewell
  • Ryan Telfer
  • Eriq Zavaleta

League Pool GK

  • Charlie Lyon