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MLS Announces Players Available for Selection in Expansion Draft Tuesday

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MLS Announces Players Available for Selection in Expansion Draft Tuesday
List of players eligible for Free Agency released
 
NEW YORK (Monday, Dec. 12, 2016) –– Major League Soccer today announced the list of players available for selection in the 2016 Expansion Draft. The Expansion Draft will provide an opportunity for expansion clubs Atlanta United and Minnesota United FC to select up to five players each from the list of 259 available players. Atlanta United will have the first selection in the Expansion Draft.
 
The 2016 Expansion Draft will be streamed live on MLSsoccer.com, tomorrow, December 13, beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
 
Each current MLS club had the opportunity to protect 11 players from their 2016 roster. Generation adidas players (who did not graduate at the end of the 2016 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 2016 MLS Expansion Draft guidelines
  • CLICK HERE for the full list of protected and unprotected players in the Expansion Draft
 
PLAYERS AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION IN THE 2016 EXPANSION DRAFT
* indicates the player is eligible for Free Agency
 
Club
Player
Chicago Fire
Arshakyan, David
Chicago Fire
Cocis, Razvan
Chicago Fire
Gehrig, Eric
Chicago Fire
Harrington, Michael
Chicago Fire
LaBrocca, Nick*
Chicago Fire
McLain, Patrick
Chicago Fire
Stephens, Michael
Chicago Fire
Ramos, Rodrigo
Chicago Fire
Thiam, Khaly Iyane
Chicago Fire
Morrell, Alex
Colorado Rapids
Burch, Marc
Colorado Rapids
Burling, Bobby
Colorado Rapids
Doyle, Conor
Colorado Rapids
Jones, Jermaine
Colorado Rapids
LeToux, Sebastian*
Colorado Rapids
Pappa, Marco*
Colorado Rapids
Ramirez, Juan
Colorado Rapids
St. Ledger, Sean
Colorado Rapids
Watts, Jared
Colorado Rapids
Williams, Mekeil
Colorado Rapids
Berner, John
Colorado Rapids
Castillo, Dennis
Columbus Crew SC
Ashe, Corey*
Columbus Crew SC
Clark, Steven
Columbus Crew SC
Francis, Waylon
Columbus Crew SC
Mabwati, Cedrick
Columbus Crew SC
Saied, Mohammed
Columbus Crew SC
Sauro, Gaston
Columbus Crew SC
Wahl, Tyson*
Columbus Crew SC
Duka, Dilly
Columbus Crew SC
Hollingsworth, Marshall
Columbus Crew SC
Martinez, Cristian
Columbus Crew SC
Pacifici, Matthew
Columbus Crew SC
Saravia, Rodrigo
Columbus Crew SC
Stuver, Brad
D.C. United
Boswell, Bobby
D.C. United
Dykstra, Andrew
D.C. United
Franklin, Sean*
D.C. United
Horton, Charlie
D.C. United
Jeffrey, Jared
D.C. United
Korb, Chris
D.C. United
Opare, Kofi
D.C. United
Rolfe, Chris
D.C. United
Saborio, Alvaro
D.C. United
Kamara, Alhaji
D.C. United
Mishu, Luke
D.C. United
Worra, Travis
FC Dallas
Alves Dos Santos, Getterson
FC Dallas
David, Aubrey
FC Dallas
Harris, Atiba
FC Dallas
Hernandez, Moises
FC Dallas
Loyd, Zach
FC Dallas
Ortiz, Juan
FC Dallas
Paparatto, Norberto
FC Dallas
Rosales, Mauro
FC Dallas
Ruiz, Carlos
FC Dallas
Seitz, Chris
FC Dallas
Bonner, Colin
FC Dallas
Herman, Ryan
FC Dallas
Lizarazo, Carlos
FC Dallas
Pitter, Timo
Houston Dynamo
Arboleda Quinones, Yair
Houston Dynamo
Beasley, DaMarcus*
Houston Dynamo
Brown, Keyner
Houston Dynamo
Garcia Iniquez, Agustin
Houston Dynamo
Horst, David*
Houston Dynamo
Maidana, Cristian
Houston Dynamo
Mansally, Abdoulie
Houston Dynamo
Rodriguez, Raul
Houston Dynamo
Steinberger, Zach
Houston Dynamo
Warner, Collen
Houston Dynamo
Williams, Sheanon
Houston Dynamo
Brown, Calle
Houston Dynamo
Garcia, Kevin
Houston Dynamo
Lovejoy, Rob
Sporting Kansas City
Coelho, Nuno
Sporting Kansas City
Davis, Brad
Sporting Kansas City
Hallisey, Connor
Sporting Kansas City
Mapp, Justin*
Sporting Kansas City
Myers, Chance*
Sporting Kansas City
Nagamura, Paulo*
Sporting Kansas City
Olum, Lawrence
Sporting Kansas City
Peterson, Jacob*
Sporting Kansas City
Porter, Cameron
Sporting Kansas City
Sinovic, Seth
Sporting Kansas City
Alvarado, Ever
Sporting Kansas City
Appiah, Emmanuel
Sporting Kansas City
Joya, Benji
Sporting Kansas City
Kann, Alec
LA Galaxy
Da Silva, Leonardo
LA Galaxy
Donovan, Landon
LA Galaxy
Garcia, Rafael
LA Galaxy
Gerrard, Steven
LA Galaxy
Gordon, Alan*
LA Galaxy
Husidic, Baggio
LA Galaxy
Keane, Robbie
LA Galaxy
Kennedy, Dan
LA Galaxy
Larentowicz, Jeff*
LA Galaxy
Magee, Mike*
LA Galaxy
Aguilar, Miguel
LA Galaxy
Lassiter, Ariel
LA Galaxy
Romney, David
Montreal Impact
Bekker, Kyle
Montreal Impact
Bernier, Patrice
Montreal Impact
Drogba, Didier
Montreal Impact
Kronberg, Eric*
Montreal Impact
Mallace, Calum
Montreal Impact
Oduro, Dominic*
Montreal Impact
Ontivero, Lucas
Montreal Impact
Shipp, Harry
Montreal Impact
Toia, Donny
Montreal Impact
Dia, Amadou
Montreal Impact
Fisher, Kyle
Montreal Impact
Salazar, Michael
New England Revolution
Barnes, Darrius*
New England Revolution
Goncalves, Jose Julio
New England Revolution
Knighton, Brad
New England Revolution
Kobayashi, Daigo
New England Revolution
Neumann, Steven
New England Revolution
Shuttleworth, Robert
New England Revolution
Watson, JeVaughn
New England Revolution
Hollinger-Janzen, Femi
New England Revolution
McCrary, Jordan
New England Revolution
Smith, Donnie
New England Revolution
Turner, Matt
New England Revolution
Woodberry, London
New York City FC
Bravo, Federico
New York City FC
Hernandez, Jason*
New York City FC
Lampard, Frank
New York City FC
Martinez, Diego
New York City FC
Mena, Jefferson
New York City FC
Mendoza, Stiven
New York City FC
Saunders, Josh
New York City FC
Taylor, Tony
New York City FC
Brandt, Connor
New York City FC
Gomez, Shannon
New York City FC
Johansen, Eirik
New York City FC
Rawls, Andre
New York City FC
White, Ethan
New York Red Bulls
Abang, Anatole
New York Red Bulls
Baah, Gideon
New York Red Bulls
Damari, Omer
New York Red Bulls
Duvall, Chris
New York Red Bulls
Ouimette, Karl
New York Red Bulls
Perrinelle, Damien
New York Red Bulls
Reynish, Kyle*
New York Red Bulls
Wright-Phillips, Shaun
New York Red Bulls
Zizzo, Sal
New York Red Bulls
Zubar, Ronald
New York Red Bulls
Bilyeu, Justin
New York Red Bulls
Long, Aaron
Orlando City SC
Alston, Kevin*
Orlando City SC
Ambrose, Mikey
Orlando City SC
Baptista, Julio
Orlando City SC
Boden, Luke
Orlando City SC
Carrasco, Servando
Orlando City SC
Hines, Sebastian
Orlando City SC
Mateos, David
Orlando City SC
Ribeiro, Pedro
Orlando City SC
Rocha, Tony
Orlando City SC
Rochez, Bryan
Orlando City SC
Barry, Hadji
Orlando City SC
Edwards Jr, Earl
Orlando City SC
Garica, Devron
Philadelphia Union
Barnetta, Tranquillo
Philadelphia Union
Carroll, Brian
Philadelphia Union
Conceicao, Anderson
Philadelphia Union
Davies, Charlies
Philadelphia Union
Edu, Maurice
Philadelphia Union
Fernandes, Leo
Philadelphia Union
Gaddis, Raymon
Philadelphia Union
Jones, Matt
Philadelphia Union
McCarthy, John
Philadelphia Union
Restrepo, Walter
Philadelphia Union
Missimo, Cole
Philadelphia Union
Tribbett, Ken
Philadelphia Union
Washington, Taylor
Portland Timbers
Asprilla, Dairon
Portland Timbers
Barmby, Jack
Portland Timbers
Borchers, Nat*
Portland Timbers
Igboananike, Kennedy
Portland Timbers
Klute, Chris
Portland Timbers
McInerney, Jack
Portland Timbers
Taylor, Jermaine
Portland Timbers
Taylor, Steven
Portland Timbers
Valentin, Zarek
Portland Timbers
Zemanski, Ben
Portland Timbers
Besler, Nick
Portland Timbers
Brett, Neco
Portland Timbers
Hamilton, Wade
Portland Timbers
Konopka, Chris
Portland Timbers
Okugo, Amobi
Portland Timbers
Peay, Taylor
Portland Timbers
Polk, Ben
Portland Timbers
Thoma, Andy
Real Salt Lake
Attinella, Jeff
Real Salt Lake
Baez, Pedro
Real Salt Lake
Garcia, Olmes
Real Salt Lake
Morales, Javier*
Real Salt Lake
Okwounu, Boyd
Real Salt Lake
Olave, Jamison*
Real Salt Lake
Sandoval, Devon
Real Salt Lake
Stertzer, John
Real Salt Lake
Wingert, Chris*
Real Salt Lake
Welshman, Emery
San Jose Earthquakes
Amarikwa, Quincy
San Jose Earthquakes
Barrera, Leandro
San Jose Earthquakes
Barrett, Chad*
San Jose Earthquakes
Emeghara, Innocent
San Jose Earthquakes
Francis, Shaun
San Jose Earthquakes
Goitom, Henok
San Jose Earthquakes
Goodson, Clarence*
San Jose Earthquakes
Lenhart, Steven*
San Jose Earthquakes
Pelosi, Marc
San Jose Earthquakes
Quintero, Alberto
San Jose Earthquakes
Stewart, Jordan
San Jose Earthquakes
Wynne, Marvell*
San Jose Earthquakes
Colvey, Kip
San Jose Earthquakes
Meredith, Bryan
San Jose Earthquakes
Sherrod, Mark
San Jose Earthquakes
Silva, Matheus
Seattle Sounders FC
Farfan, Michael
Seattle Sounders FC
Fernandez, Alvaro
Seattle Sounders FC
Fisher, Oneil
Seattle Sounders FC
Friberg, Erik
Seattle Sounders FC
Gomez, Herculez*
Seattle Sounders FC
Ivanschitz, Andreas
Seattle Sounders FC
Lowe, Damion
Seattle Sounders FC
Mears, Tyrone
Seattle Sounders FC
Ockford, Jimmy
Seattle Sounders FC
Remick, Dylan
Seattle Sounders FC
Sturgis, Nathan*
Seattle Sounders FC
Valdez, Nelson
Seattle Sounders FC
Anderson, Oalex
Seattle Sounders FC
Lyon, Charlie
Toronto FC
Beitashour, Steven
Toronto FC
Bloom, Mark
Toronto FC
Cheyrou, Benoit
Toronto FC
Irwin, Clint
Toronto FC
Johnson, Will*
Toronto FC
Ricketts, Tosaint
Toronto FC
Roberts, Quillan
Toronto FC
Simonin, Clement
Toronto FC
Williams, Josh
Toronto FC
Babouli Molham
Toronto FC
Lovitz, Daniel
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Barnes, Giles
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
De Jong, Marcel
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Edgar, David
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Flores, Deybi
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Kudo, Masato
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Levis, Brett
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Morales, Pedro
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Perez, Blas
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Smith, Jordan
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Techera, Cristian
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Tornaghi, Paolo
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Aird, Fraser
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Seiler, Cole
 
 
FREE AGENCY
 
A total of 37 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 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 2016, 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 August 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):
 
TEAM
PLAYER
STATUS FOR 2017
CHI
Nick LaBrocca
Option
CLB
Corey Ashe
Option
COL
Sebastian Le Toux
Out of Contract
COL
Marco Pappa
Option
CLB
Conor Casey
Option
CLB
Tyson Wahl
Option
DC
Sean Franklin
Out of Contract
HOU
DaMarcus Beasley
Out of Contract
HOU
David Horst
Out of Contract
KC
Justin Mapp
Option
KC
Chance Myers
Out of Contract
KC
Paulo Nagamura
Out of Contract
KC
Jacob Peterson
Out of Contract
LA
Alan Gordon
Out of Contract
LA
Jeff Larentowicz
Out of Contract
LA
Mike Magee
Out of Contract
MTL
Eric Kronberg
Out of Contract
MTL
Dominic Oduro
Out of Contract
NE
Darrius Barnes
Out of Contract
NYCFC
Mehdi Ballouchy
Out of Contract
NYCFC
Jason Hernandez
Option
NYRB
Kyle Reynish
Out of Contract
ORL
Kevin Alston
Option
POR
Nat Borchers
Out of Contract
POR
Ned Grabavoy
Option
POR
Jack Jewsbury
Out of Contract
RSL
Javier Morales
Option
RSL
Jamison Olave
Option
RSL
Chris Wingert
Out of Contract
SEA
Herculez Gomez
Out of Contract
SEA
Zach Scott
Option
SEA
Nathan Sturgis
Option
SJ
Chad Barrett
Option
SJ
Clarence Goodson
Option
SJ
Steven Lenhart
Option
SJ
Marvell Wynne
Out of Contract
TOR
Will Johnson
Out of Contract