MLS announced the date and details of the 2012 MLS Expansion Draft for the league's 19th franchise, the Montreal Impact.
The draft will take place on Wednesday, November 23, beginning at 11 am PT.
As in past years, the expansion draft will last 10 rounds, meaning the Montreal Impact will select 10 players.
Current MLS clubs will be allowed to protect 11 players from their 2011 roster, though there are several categories of players who have special status. Generation adidas players and Homegrown Players on the team’s Off-budget Roster are automatically protected, without counting as one of the team’s 11 protected spots.
Designated Players do not have to be protected unless the player’s contract includes a no-trade clause.
Clubs must submit their protected roster to MLS on Monday, November 21.
Click here for complete 2012 MLS Expansion Draft rules.