Expansion Protected List

Whitecaps FC reveal protected player list for Tuesday’s MLS Expansion Draft

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Monday the club’s list of 12 protected and six unprotected players for this year’s MLS Expansion Draft, which will be held on Tuesday. The ‘Caps also have ten players who are exempt from the Expansion Draft due to their Homegrown or Generation adidas status.

Austin FC Expansion Draft selections will be announced tomorrow at 3 p.m. PT during a selection show streamed live on MLSsoccer.comMLS AppFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

Expansion side Austin FC may select up to five players from the eligible pool. Once one player has been claimed from a club’s unprotected roster, that club is eliminated from the Expansion Draft and may not lose any further players. Any club that has a player claimed will receive $50,000 in General Allocation Money.

The 10 teams who had players selected by Inter Miami and Nashville SC during the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft are exempt from the 2020 Expansion Draft: Atlanta United FC, FC Cincinnati, Columbus Crew SC, Los Angeles Football Club, Minnesota United FC, New England Revolution, New York City FC, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City.

Whitecaps FC Protected Players:
1. Ali Adnan (LB)
2. Janio Bikel (CM)
3. Lucas Cavallini (FW)
4. Maxime Crépeau (GK)
5. Cristian Dájome (W)
6. Érik Godoy (CB)
7. Cristián Gutiérrez (LB)
8. Leonard Owusu (CM)
9. Jake Nerwinski (RB)
10. Tosaint Ricketts (FW)
11. Russell Teibert (CM)
12. Ranko Vesolinović (CB)

Automatically Protected Players:
1. Theo Bair (FW) – Homegrown
2. Michael Baldisimo (CM) – Homegrown
3. Isaac Boehmer (GK) – Homegrown
4. Simon Colyn (CM) – Homegrown
5. Gianfranco Facchineri (CB) – Homegrown
6. Thomas Hasal (GK) – Homegrown
7. Patrick Metcalfe (CM) – Homegrown
8. Georges Mukumbilwa (RB) – Homegrown ^
9. Damiano Pecile (CM) – Homegrown
10. Ryan Raposo (W) – Generation adidas

Unprotected Players:
1. Derek Cornelius (CB)
2. Jasser Khmiri (CB)
3. Bryan Meredith (GK) *
4. David Milinkovic (W)
5. Fredy Montero (FW) *
6. Andy Rose (CM) ^

* - Out of contract
^ - 2021 option was not exercised

Expansion Draft Rules & Procedure | Expansion Draft Eligible List

End-of-Year Waivers
On Wednesday, December 16 (10 a.m. PT), the End-of-Year Waivers process gives the clubs that finished at the bottom of the 2020 standings the first opportunities to select from out-of-contract, typically young players who have not met the minimum number of service years for Free Agency or the Re-Entry Process. Beginning in reverse order, and taking into account postseason performance, FC Cincinnati will select first. The 2020 MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew SC will have the 26th pick, and expansion club Austin FC will have the 27th selection to end each round.

End-of-Year Waivers Process Rules & Procedure | End-of-Year Waivers List

Free Agency
Immediately following the End-of Year-Waivers process, Free Agency also will open on December 16 for players who are at least age 24 with at least five MLS service years and either option-declined or out-of-contract. Free Agents can negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous team, subject to certain restrictions. There is no limit on the number of Free Agents a team may sign each year.

Free Agents may participate in the Re-Entry Process.

Free Agency Rules & Procedures | Free Agency List

Re-Entry Process
The Re-Entry Process, Stage 1 begins on Thursday, December 17 at 10 a.m. PT. Similar to the End-of-Year Waivers process, the Re-Entry process is conducted in the reverse order of the 2020 season finish, keeping in mind postseason performance and any trades impacting selection order. During the Re-Entry process, MLS clubs can select from option-declined players who are at least 22 years old with a minimum of one service years.

*Note: The Re-Entry List is subject to change since players can opt out.

Re-Entry Process Rules & Procedure | Re-Entry List

The final postseason roster mechanism will be Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Process which will be conducted on Tuesday, December 22. The list of players eligible for Re-Entry, Stage 2 will be announced on December 22 at 8 a.m. PT.
 

2020 EXPANSION DRAFT ELIGIBLE PLAYER LIST

Player Team
Micheal Azira Chicago Fire FC
Brandt Bronico Chicago Fire FC
Elliot Collier Chicago Fire FC
Johan Kappelhof Chicago Fire FC
Kenneth Kronholm Chicago Fire FC
Wyatt Omsberg Chicago Fire FC
CJ Sapong Chicago Fire FC
Boris Sekulic Chicago Fire FC
Connor Sparrow Chicago Fire FC
Steven Beitashour Colorado Rapids
Nicolas Benezet Colorado Rapids
Niki Jackson Colorado Rapids
Nicolas Mezquida Colorado Rapids
Drew Moor Colorado Rapids
Andre Rawls Colorado Rapids
Collen Warner Colorado Rapids
Mohammed Abu D.C. United
Frederic Brillant D.C. United
Earl Edwards Jr. D.C. United
Oniel Fisher D.C. United
Felipe Martins D.C. United
Yordy Reyna D.C. United
Gelmin Rivas D.C. United
Chris Seitz D.C. United
Axel Sjoberg D.C. United
Francis Atuahene FC Dallas
Nkosi Burgess FC Dallas
Santiago Mosquera FC Dallas
Reto Ziegler FC Dallas
Kyle Zobeck FC Dallas
Kyle Adams Houston Dynamo FC
Jose Bizama Houston Dynamo FC
Victor Cabrera Houston Dynamo FC
Cody Cropper Houston Dynamo FC
Maynor Figueroa Houston Dynamo FC
Alejandro Fuenmayor Houston Dynamo FC
Boniek Garcia Houston Dynamo FC
Nico Lemoine Houston Dynamo FC
Mauro Manotas Houston Dynamo FC
Tomas Martinez Houston Dynamo FC
Ronaldo Pena Houston Dynamo FC
Michael Salazar Houston Dynamo FC
Kiki Struna Houston Dynamo FC
Wilfried Zahibo Houston Dynamo FC
George Acosta Inter Miami CF
Juan Agudelo Inter Miami CF
Mikey Ambrose Inter Miami CF
Jay Chapman Inter Miami CF
A.J. DeLaGarza Inter Miami CF
Federico Higuain Inter Miami CF
Jerome Kiesewetter Inter Miami CF
Christian Makoun Inter Miami CF
Alvas Powell Inter Miami CF
Jairo Quinteros Inter Miami CF
Luis Robles Inter Miami CF
Brek Shea Inter Miami CF
Wil Trapp Inter Miami CF
Denso Ulysse Inter Miami CF
David Bingham LA Galaxy
Joe Corona LA Galaxy
Emil Cuello LA Galaxy
Rolf Feltscher LA Galaxy
Yony Gonzalez LA Galaxy
Giancarlo Gonzalez LA Galaxy
Emiliano Insua LA Galaxy
Perry Kitchen LA Galaxy
Joergen Skjelvik LA Galaxy
Justin Vom Steeg LA Galaxy
Gordon Wild LA Galaxy
Rudy Camacho Montreal Impact
Jorge Corrales Montreal Impact
Clement Diop Montreal Impact
Rod Fanni Montreal Impact
Anthony Jackson-Hamel Montreal Impact
Bojan Krkic Montreal Impact
Orji Okwonkwo Montreal Impact
Jukka Raitala Montreal Impact
Steeven Saba Montreal Impact
Shamit Shome Montreal Impact
Maximiliano Urruti Montreal Impact
David Accam Nashville SC
Jalil Anibaba Nashville SC
Dominique Badji Nashville SC
Brayan Beckeles Nashville SC
CJ Cochran Nashville SC
Abu Danladi Nashville SC
Tanner Dieterich Nashville SC
Luke Haakenson Nashville SC
Matt LaGrassa Nashville SC
Cameron Lancaster Nashville SC
Eric Miller Nashville SC
Miguel Nazarit Nashville SC
Elliot Panicco Nashville SC
Brady Scott Nashville SC
Ken Tribbett Nashville SC
Taylor Washington Nashville SC
Alan Winn Nashville SC
Amro Tarek New York Red Bulls
Mandela Egbo New York Red Bulls
David Jensen New York Red Bulls
Chris Lema New York Red Bulls
Kendall McIntosh New York Red Bulls
Ryan Meara New York Red Bulls
Sean Nealis New York Red Bulls
Jason Pendant New York Red Bulls
Marc Rzatkowski New York Red Bulls
Patrick Seagrist New York Red Bulls
Jared Stroud New York Red Bulls
Samuel Tetteh New York Red Bulls
Tesho Akindele Orlando City SC
Alexander Alvarado Orlando City SC
Robinho  Orlando City SC
Matheus Aias Orlando City SC
Josue Colman Orlando City SC
Alex De John Orlando City SC
Joey DeZart Orlando City SC
Dom Dwyer Orlando City SC
Kamal Miller Orlando City SC
Santiago Patino Orlando City SC
Oriol Rosell Orlando City SC
Brian Rowe Orlando City SC
Kyle Smith Orlando City SC
Joe Bendik Philadelphia Union
Aurelien Collin Philadelphia Union
Warren Creavalle Philadelphia Union
Michee Ngalina Philadelphia Union
Matej Oravec Philadelphia Union
Ilsinho  Philadelphia Union
Andrew Wooten Philadelphia Union
Alvin Jones Real Salt Lake
Zac MacMath Real Salt Lake
Ashtone Morgan Real Salt Lake
Luke Mulholland Real Salt Lake
Nedum Onuoha Real Salt Lake
Justin Portillo Real Salt Lake
Andrew Putna Real Salt Lake
Giuseppe Rossi Real Salt Lake
Matt Bersano San Jose Earthquakes
Eric Calvillo San Jose Earthquakes
Danny Hoesen San Jose Earthquakes
Guram Kashia San Jose Earthquakes
Paul Marie San Jose Earthquakes
Vako Qazaishvili San Jose Earthquakes
Luis Felipe San Jose Earthquakes
Jack Skahan San Jose Earthquakes
Laurent Ciman Toronto FC
Tony Gallacher Toronto FC
Erickson Gallardo Toronto FC
Justin Morrow Toronto FC
Patrick Mullins Toronto FC
Pablo Piatti Toronto FC
Kevin Silva Toronto FC
Tsubasa Endoh Toronto FC
Eriq Zavaleta Toronto FC
Derek Cornelius Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Jasser Khmiri Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Bryan Meredith Vancouver Whitecaps FC
David Milinkovic Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Fredy Montero Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Andy Rose Vancouver Whitecaps FC



END-OF-YEAR WAIVERS LIST

Player Name Team
Andrew Carleton Atlanta United
Phillip Ejimadu Los Angeles FC
Isaac Angking New England Revolution
Nicolas Firmino New England Revolution
Ben Mines New York Red Bulls
Michee Ngalina  Philadelphia Union
Julian Vazquez Real Salt Lake
Luis Arriaga Real Salt Lake
Georges Mukumbilwa Vancouver Whitecaps FC


 

FREE AGENCY ELIGIBLE LIST

Player Club Status
Erick Torres Atlanta United Option
Jeff Larentowicz Atlanta United Out of Contract
CJ Sapong Chicago Fire FC Out of Contract
Micheal Azira Chicago Fire FC Out of Contract
Andrew Tarbell Columbus Crew SC Option
Emmanuel Boateng Columbus Crew SC Out of Contract
Fanendo Adi Columbus Crew SC Out of Contract
Fatai Alashe Columbus Crew SC Option
Hector Jimenez Columbus Crew SC Out of Contract
Jordan Hamilton Columbus Crew SC Option
Krisztian Nemeth Columbus Crew SC Option
Waylon Francis Columbus Crew SC Out of Contract
Axel Sjoberg D.C. United Option
Chris Seitz D.C. United Out of Contract
Earl Edwards Jr. D.C. United Option
Felipe Martins D.C. United Option
Oniel Fisher D.C. United Option
Darren Mattocks FC Cincinnati Out of Contract
James McLaughlin FC Cincinnati Option
Kendall Waston FC Cincinnati Option
Cody Cropper Houston Dynamo Option
Maynor Figueroa Houston Dynamo Out of Contract
Michael Salazar Houston Dynamo Option
Boniek Garcia Houston Dynamo Out of Contract
Victor Cabrera Houston Dynamo Option
A.J. DeLaGarza Inter Miami CF Out of Contract
Alvas Powell Inter Miami CF Option
Brek Shea Inter Miami CF Out of Contract
Federico Higuain Inter Miami CF Out of Contract
Juan Agudelo Inter Miami CF Option
Luis Robles Inter Miami CF Option
Mikey Ambrose Inter Miami CF Option
Wil Trapp Inter Miami CF Out of Contract
Bradley Wright-Phillips Los Angeles FC Option
Dejan Jakovic Los Angeles FC Out of Contract
Jordan Harvey Los Angeles FC Out of Contract
David Bingham LA Galaxy Out of Contract
Perry Kitchen LA Galaxy Out of Contract
Aaron Schoenfeld Minnesota United FC Option
Kei Kamara Minnesota United FC Out of Contract
Kevin Molino Minnesota United FC Out of Contract
Marlon Hairston Minnesota United FC Option
Osvaldo Alonso Minnesota United FC Option
Anthony Jackson-Hamel Montreal Impact Option
Diego Fagundez New England Revolution Out of Contract
Kekuta Manneh New England Revolution Out of Contract
Kelyn Rowe New England Revolution Option
Lee Nguyen New England Revolution Out of Contract
Seth Sinovic New England Revolution Out of Contract
Tommy McNamara New England Revolution Option
Brad Stuver New York City FC Out of Contract
Brian Rowe Orlando City SC Out of Contract
Dom Dwyer Orlando City SC Out of Contract
Aurelien Collin Philadelphia Union Out of Contract
Joseph Bendik Philadelphia Union Out of Contract
Warren Creavalle Philadelphia Union Out of Contract
Chris Duvall Portland Timbers Option
Kyle Beckerman Real Salt Lake Option
Luke Mulholland Real Salt Lake Out of Contract
Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes Out of Contract
Jimmy Medranda Seattle Sounders FC Out of Contract
Joevin Jones Seattle Sounders FC Out of Contract
Roman Torres Seattle Sounders FC Option
Erik Hurtado Sporting Kansas City Out of Contract
Matt Besler Sporting Kansas City Out of Contract
Richard Sanchez Sporting Kansas City Out of Contract
Roger Espinoza Sporting Kansas City Option
Eriq Zavaleta Toronto FC Out of Contract
Justin Morrow Toronto FC Out of Contract
Laurent Ciman Toronto FC Out of Contract
Andy Rose Vancouver Whitecaps FC Option
Bryan Meredith Vancouver Whitecaps FC Out of Contract
Fredy Montero Vancouver Whitecaps FC Out of Contract
Charles Lyon N/A Out of Contract


 

2020 RE-ENTRY ELIGIBLE PLAYER LIST

Player Club Status
Brendan Moore Atlanta United Option
Edgar Castillo Atlanta United Option
Jerome Williams Atlanta United Option
Lagos Kunga Atlanta United Option
Laurence Wyke Atlanta United Option
Manuel Castro Atlanta United Option
Brandt Bronico Chicago Fire FC Option
Connor Sparrow Chicago Fire FC Option
Jeremiah Gutjahr Chicago Fire FC Option
Niki Jackson Colorado Rapids Option
Youness Mokhtar Columbus Crew SC Option
Gelmin Rivas D.C. United Option
Mohammed Abu D.C. United Option
Andrew Gutman FC Cincinnati Out of Contract
Greg Garza FC Cincinnati Option
Hassan Ndam FC Cincinnati Option
Mathieu Deplagne FC Cincinnati Option
Rashawn Dally FC Cincinnati Option
Rey Ortiz FC Cincinnati Option
Bobby Edwards FC Cincinnati Option
Spencer Richey FC Cincinnati Out of Contract
Tommy McCabe FC Cincinnati Option
Francis Atuahene FC Dallas Option
Reto Ziegler FC Dallas Out of Contract
Kyle Adams Houston Dynamo FC Option
Ronaldo Pena Houston Dynamo FC Option
Tomas Martinez Houston Dynamo FC Option
Wilfried Zahibo Houston Dynamo FC Option
David Norman Inter Miami CF Option
Denso Ulysse Inter Miami CF Option
Jerome Kiesewetter Inter Miami CF Option
Adrien Perez Los Angeles FC Option
Andy Najar Los Angeles FC Option
Jesus Murillo Los Angeles FC Option
Mark Segbers Los Angeles FC Out of Contract
Mohamed El-Munir Los Angeles FC Out of Contract
Cristian Pavon LA Galaxy Option
Emil Cuello LA Galaxy Option
Emiliano Insua LA Galaxy Option
Gordon Wild LA Galaxy Option
Joe Corona LA Galaxy Option
Jonathan Klinsmann LA Galaxy Option
Rolf Feltscher LA Galaxy Out of Contract
Yony Gonzalez LA Galaxy Option
Brent Kallman Minnesota United FC Option
Gregory Ranjitsingh Minnesota United FC Option
James Musa Minnesota United FC Option
Jose Aja Minnesota United FC Option
Kevin Partida Minnesota United FC Option
Luis Amarilla Minnesota United FC Option
Raheem Edwards Minnesota United FC Out of Contract
Bojan Krkic Montreal Impact Option
Jorge Corrales Montreal Impact Out of Contract
Rod Fanni Montreal Impact Out of Contract
Shamit Shome Montreal Impact Option
Steeven Saba Montreal Impact Option
Alan Winn Nashville SC Option
Brayan Beckeles Nashville SC Option
CJ Cochran Nashville SC Out of Contract
Ken Tribbett Nashville SC Option
Tanner Dieterich Nashville SC Option
Antonio Mlinar Delamea New England Revolution Out of Contract
Cristian Penilla New England Revolution Option
Jeff Caldwell New England Revolution Option
Michael Mancienne New England Revolution Option
Chris Lema New York Red Bulls Option
Kendall McIntosh New York Red Bulls Out of Contract
Marc Rzatkowski New York Red Bulls Option
Patrick Seagrist New York Red Bulls Option
Samuel Tetteh New York Red Bulls Option
Gary Mackay-Steven New York City FC Option
Gedion Zelalem New York City FC Option
Alex De John Orlando City SC Option
Robinho Orlando City SC Option
Josue Colman Orlando City SC Option
Santiago Patino Orlando City SC Option
Andrew Wooten Philadelphia Union Option
Andres Flores Portland Timbers Option
Felipe Mora Portland Timbers Option
Larrys Mabiala Portland Timbers Out of Contract
Alvin Jones Real Salt Lake Option
Nedum Onuoha Real Salt Lake Out of Contract
Giuseppe Rossi Real Salt Lake Option
Danny Hoesen San Jose Earthquakes Out of Contract
Guram Kashia San Jose Earthquakes Option
Luis Felipe San Jose Earthquakes Option
Vako Qazaishvili San Jose Earthquakes Option
Gustav Svensson Seattle Sounders FC Out of Contract
Joao Paulo Seattle Sounders FC Option
Justin Dhillon Seattle Sounders FC Option
Kelvin Leerdam Seattle Sounders FC Out of Contract
Miguel Ibarra Seattle Sounders FC Option
Rodrigo Cecchini Seattle Sounders FC Out of Contract
Eric Dick Sporting Kansas City Option
Felipe Gutierrez Sporting Kansas City Option
Wan Kuzain Sporting Kansas City Option
Winston Reid Sporting Kansas City Option
Pablo Piatti Toronto FC Option
Caleb Patterson-Sewell N/A Option
Luis Argudo N/A Option