Good news for the Red Bulls and New York City FC Tuesday.

They did not lose anyone in the Major League Soccer expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Football Club, which begins play next season, made five selections.

The team’s picks:

Goalkeeper Tyler Miller (Seattle Sounders FC)

Forward Latif Blessing (Sporting Kansas City)

Forward Marco Urena (San Jose Earthquakes)

Defender Jukka Raitala (Columbus Crew SC)

Midfielder Raheem Edwards (Toronto FC)

MLS’ free agency began Tuesday at 3 p.m. Out-of-contract players and playerswho had their contract option declined who were at least 28-years-old during the last season and have at least eight years of MLS service are eligible for free agency.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at