NEW YORK – Major League Soccer Monday announced the list of players available for selection in the expansion draft, which takes place at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday.

FC Cincinnati will have the opportunity to select up to five players as it prepares for its 2019 debut. A total of 255 players are available.

The expansion draft will be conducted live from MLS headquarters in New York, with FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding, head coach Alan Koch and technical director Luke Sassano on hand to make the club’s selections. Live coverage will be on

MLS clubs protected 11 players from their 2018 roster, with the five teams that had players selected by the Los Angeles Football Club in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft 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 expansion draft process, LAFC and FC Cincinnati are considered a single round of expansion.

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 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).


* 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 Vázquez
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 Sánchez
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 Andriuškevičius
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 Aníbal Chalá
FC Dallas Cristian Colmán
FC Dallas Maynor Figueroa
FC Dallas Moises Hernández
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 Álvarez*
Houston Dynamo DaMarcus Beasley*
Houston Dynamo Eric Bird
Houston Dynamo Leonardo*
Houston Dynamo Conor Donovan
Houston Dynamo Boniek García
Houston Dynamo Kevin García
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 Jaković
LAFC Luis López
LAFC Charlie Lyon
LAFC Calum Mallace
LAFC James Murphy
LAFC Josh Pérez
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 Hušidić*
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 Maximiniano
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 Bořek Dočkal
Philadelphia Union Marcus Epps
Philadelphia Union Fabinho
Philadelphia Union Richard Márquez
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 José Ajá
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 3 p.m. ET 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 Hušidić 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 Beltrán 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 Hernández 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