MLS announces available players for selection in 2017 Expansion Draft

NEW YORK – Major League Soccer today announced the list of players available for selection in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft. The Los Angeles Football Club will have the opportunity to select up to five players during the Expansion Draft as they prepare for their 2018 debut. A list of 309 players are available.

The 2017 MLS Expansion Draft will be covered live on MLSsoccer.com on Tuesday, Dec. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. PT. Watch the livestream above.

Each current MLS club protected 11 players from their 2017 roster. Generation adidas players (who did not graduate at the end of the 2017 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).

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PLAYERS AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION IN 2017 MLS EXPANSION DRAFT
* indicates the player is eligible for Free Agency
 

Club

Player

Atlanta United

Mikey Ambrose

Atlanta United

Yamil Asad

Atlanta United

Mark Bloom

Atlanta United

Bobby Boswell*

Atlanta United

Kevin Kratz

Atlanta United

Jeff Larentowicz*

Atlanta United

Zack Loyd*

Atlanta United

Chris McCann

Atlanta United

Tyrone Mears

Atlanta United

Kevin Oliveira

Atlanta United

Jeffrey Otoo

Atlanta United

Tyler Pasher

Atlanta United

Jacob Peterson

Atlanta United

Kyle Reynish*

Atlanta United

Anton Walkes

Atlanta United

Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu

Atlanta United

Romario Williams

Chicago Fire

David Arshakyan

Chicago Fire

Rodrigo Bava

Chicago Fire

Brandt Bronico

Chicago Fire

Stefan Cleveland

Chicago Fire

Jorge Corales

Chicago Fire

Michael de Leeuw

Chicago Fire

Christian Dean

Chicago Fire

Matej Dekovic

Chicago Fire

John Goossens

Chicago Fire

Michael Harrington*

Chicago Fire

Daniel Johnson

Chicago Fire

Matt Lampson

Chicago Fire

Joao Meira

Colorado Rapids

John Berner

Colorado Rapids

Bobby Burling*

Colorado Rapids

Dennis Castillo

Colorado Rapids

Mike Da Fonte

Colorado Rapids

Joshua Gatt

Colorado Rapids

Luis Gil

Colorado Rapids

Alan Gordon*

Colorado Rapids

Sam Hamilton

Colorado Rapids

Mohammed Saeid

Colorado Rapids

Mekeil Williams

Columbus Crew SC

Waylon Francis

Columbus Crew SC

Niko Hansen

Columbus Crew SC

Marshall Hollingsworth

Columbus Crew SC

Adam Jahn

Columbus Crew SC

Hector Jimenez

Columbus Crew SC

Logan Ketterer

Columbus Crew SC

Conor Maloney

Columbus Crew SC

Cristian Martinez

Columbus Crew SC

Jonathan Mensah

Columbus Crew SC

Abuchi Obinwa

Columbus Crew SC

Jukka Raitala

Columbus Crew SC

Rodrigo Saravia

Columbus Crew SC

Gaston Sauro

Columbus Crew SC

Brad Stuver

Columbus Crew SC

Josh Williams

D.C. United

Deshorn Brown

D.C. United

Julian Buescher

D.C. United

Steve Clark

D.C. United

Sean Franklin*

D.C. United

Bill Hamid

D.C. United

Jared Jeffrey

D.C. United

Eric Klenofsky

D.C. United

Chris Korb

D.C. United

Bruno Miranda

D.C. United

Patrick Nyarko*

D.C. United

Chris Odio-Atsem

D.C. United

Chris Rolfe*

D.C. United

Lloyd Sam

D.C. United

Marcelo Sarvas

D.C. United

Rob Vincent

D.C. United

Travis Worra

FC Dallas

Carlos Cermeno

FC Dallas

Anibal Chala

FC Dallas

Eduardo Cortes

FC Dallas

Maynor Figueroa

FC Dallas

Luis Gonzalez

FC Dallas

Hernan Grana

FC Dallas

Atiba Harris*

FC Dallas

Walker Hume

FC Dallas

Roland Lamah

FC Dallas

Javier Morales*

FC Dallas

Chris Seitz*

Houston Dynamo

Eric Alexander*

Houston Dynamo

Arturo Alvarez

Houston Dynamo

Jalil Anibaba

Houston Dynamo

DaMarcus Beasley*

Houston Dynamo

Calle Brown

Houston Dynamo

Ricardo Clark*

Houston Dynamo

AJ DeLaGarza*

Houston Dynamo

Jose Escalante

Houston Dynamo

Boniek Garcia

Houston Dynamo

Kevin Garcia

Houston Dynamo

Joe Holland

Houston Dynamo

Taylor Hunter

Houston Dynamo

Alex Lima

Houston Dynamo

George Malki

Houston Dynamo

Vicente Sanchez

Houston Dynamo

Philippe Senderos

Houston Dynamo

Charlie Ward

LA Galaxy

Michael Ciani

LA Galaxy

Bradley Diallo

LA Galaxy

Clement Diop

LA Galaxy

Rafael Garcia

LA Galaxy

Jermaine Jones

LA Galaxy

Jon Kempin

LA Galaxy

Ariel Lassiter

LA Galaxy

Jack McInerney

LA Galaxy

Brian Rowe

LA Galaxy

Pele van Anholt

Minnesota United FC

Bernardo Anor

Minnesota United FC

Justin Davis

Minnesota United FC

Thomas De Villardi

Minnesota United FC

Vadim Demidov

Minnesota United FC

Joe Greenspan

Minnesota United FC

Miguel Ibarra

Minnesota United FC

Ismaila Jome

Minnesota United FC

Alex Kapp

Minnesota United FC

Jose Leiton

Minnesota United FC

Patrick McLain

Minnesota United FC

Sam Nicholson

Minnesota United FC

Rasmus Schuller

Minnesota United FC

Jermaine Taylor

Minnesota United FC

Johan Venegas

Minnesota United FC

Kevin Venegas

Minnesota United FC

Collen Warner

Montreal Impact

Hernan Bernardello

Montreal Impact

Patrice Bernier

Montreal Impact

Dein Boldor

Montreal Impact

Hassoun Camara

Montreal Impact

Nick DePuy

Montreal Impact

Shaun Francis*

Montreal Impact

Eric Kronberg*

Montreal Impact

Wandrille Lefevre

Montreal Impact

Matteo Mancosu

Montreal Impact

Dominic Oduro

Montreal Impact

Andrew Romero

Montreal Impact

Michael Salazar

New England Revolution

Benjamin Angoua

New England Revolution

Femi Hollinger-Janzen

New England Revolution

Brad Knighton*

New England Revolution

Daigo Kobayashi

New England Revolution

Xavier Kouassi

New England Revolution

Donnie Smith

New England Revolution

Josh Smith

New England Revolution

Matt Turner

New England Revolution

Chris Tierney

New England Revolution

JeVaughn Watson

New England Revolution

London Woodberry

New England Revolution

Brian Wright

New York City FC

RJ Allen

New York City FC

Kwame Awuah

New York City FC

Migual Camargo

New York City FC

Maxime Chanot

New York City FC

Shannon Gomez

New York City FC

Eirik Johansen

New York City FC

Mikey Lopez

New York City FC

Jefferson Mena

New York City FC

Sean Okoli

New York City FC

Andre Rawls

New York City FC

Khiry Shelton

New York City FC

John Stertzer

New York City FC

Andraz Struna

New York City FC

Ethan White

New York Red Bulls

Anatole Abang

New York Red Bulls

Gideon Baah

New York Red Bulls

Vincent Bezecourt

New York Red Bulls

Aurelien Collin

New York Red Bulls

Dilly Duka*

New York Red Bulls

Mike Grella

New York Red Bulls

Muhammed Keita

New York Red Bulls

Connor Lade

New York Red Bulls

Zeiko Lewis

New York Red Bulls

Dan Metzger

New York Red Bulls

Hassan Ndam Fouapon

New York Red Bulls

Damien Perrinelle

New York Red Bulls

Sal Zizzo*

Orlando City SC

Kevin Alston*

Orlando City SC

Giles Barnes

Orlando City SC

Hadji Barry

Orlando City SC

Servando Carrasco

Orlando City SC

Pierre Da Silva

Orlando City SC

Conor Donovan

Orlando City SC

Earl Edwards Jr.

Orlando City SC

Devron Garcia

Orlando City SC

Victor Giro

Orlando City SC

Sebastian Hines

Orlando City SC

Antonio Nocerino

Orlando City SC

Leonardo Pereira

Orlando City SC

Dillon Powers

Orlando City SC

Rafael Ramos

Orlando City SC

Tony Rocha

Orlando City SC

Josh Saunders*

Philadelphia Union

Roland Alberg

Philadelphia Union

Eric Ayuk

Philadelphia Union

Warren Creavalle

Philadelphia Union

Charlie Davies

Philadelphia Union

Maurice Edu

Philadelphia Union

Raymon Gaddis

Philadelphia Union

Aaron Jones

Philadelphia Union

Richard Marquez

Philadelphia Union

John McCarthy

Philadelphia Union

Jake McGuire

Philadelphia Union

Oguchi Onyewu

Philadelphia Union

Chris Pontius*

Philadelphia Union

Jay Simpson

Philadelphia Union

Ken Tribbett

Philadelphia Union

Giliano Wijnaldum

Portland Timbers

Gbenga Arokoyo

Portland Timbers

Victor Arboleda

Portland Timbers

Jeff Attinella

Portland Timbers

Jack Barmby

Portland Timbers

Rennico Clarke

Portland Timbers

Jake Gleeson

Portland Timbers

Kendall McIntosh

Portland Timbers

Lucas Melano

Portland Timbers

Roy Miller

Portland Timbers

Chance Myers

Portland Timbers

Amobi Okugo

Portland Timbers

Lawrence Olum

Portland Timbers

Bill Tuiloma

Portland Timbers

Zarek Valentin

Portland Timbers

Ben Zemanski*

Real Salt Lake

Chad Barrett*

Real Salt Lake

Tony Beltran

Real Salt Lake

Nick Besler

Real Salt Lake

Reagan Dunk

Real Salt Lake

Omar Holness

Real Salt Lake

Yuri Movsisyan

Real Salt Lake

Stephen Obayan Sunday

Real Salt Lake

Demar Phillips

Real Salt Lake

Justin Schmidt

Real Salt Lake

Chris Schuler*

Real Salt Lake

Connor Sparrow

Real Salt Lake

Matt Van Oekel

Real Salt Lake

Chris Wingert*

San Jose Earthquakes

Francois Affolter

San Jose Earthquakes

Quincy Amarikwa

San Jose Earthquakes

Leandro Barrera

San Jose Earthquakes

Victor Bernardez

San Jose Earthquakes

Matt Bersano

San Jose Earthquakes

Cordell Cato

San Jose Earthquakes

Kip Colvey

San Jose Earthquakes

Harold Cummings

San Jose Earthquakes

Simon Dawkins

San Jose Earthquakes

Andrew Imperiale

San Jose Earthquakes

Lindo Mfeka

San Jose Earthquakes

Marc Pelosi

San Jose Earthquakes

Kofi Sarkodi

San Jose Earthquakes

Matheus Silva

San Jose Earthquakes

Marco Urena

Seattle Sounders FC

Tony Alfaro

Seattle Sounders FC

Osvaldo Alonso

Seattle Sounders FC

Jordy Delem

Seattle Sounders FC

Brad Evans*

Seattle Sounders FC

Oneil Fisher

Seattle Sounders FC

Joevin Jones

Seattle Sounders FC

Calum Mallace

Seattle Sounders FC

Zach Mathers

Seattle Sounders FC

Bryan Meredith

Seattle Sounders FC

Tyler Miller

Seattle Sounders FC

Lamar Neagle*

Seattle Sounders FC

Harry Shipp

Sporting Kansas City

Saad Abdul-Salaam

Sporting Kansas City

Kharlton Belmar

Sporting Kansas City

Latif Blessing

Sporting Kansas City

Amer Didic

Sporting Kansas City

Andrew Dykstra

Sporting Kansas City

Cameron Iwasa

Sporting Kansas City

Kenwyne Jones

Sporting Kansas City

Diego Kostner

Sporting Kansas City

Soni Mustivar

Sporting Kansas City

Cameron Porter

Sporting Kansas City

Soony Saad

Sporting Kansas City

Seth Sinovic

Sporting Kansas City

Colton Storm

Sporting Kansas City

Alex Tambakis

Sporting Kansas City

Adrian Zendejas

Toronto FC

Oyvind Alseth

Toronto FC

Brandon Aubrey

Toronto FC

Steven Beitashour*

Toronto FC

Benoit Cheyrou

Toronto FC

Armando Cooper

Toronto FC

Raheem Edwards

Toronto FC

Tsubasa Endo

Toronto FC

Nicholas Hasler

Toronto FC

Jason Hernandez*

Toronto FC

Clint Irwin

Toronto FC

Drew Moor*

Toronto FC

Mark Pais

Toronto FC

Tosaint Ricketts

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Christian Bolanos

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Marcel De Jong

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

David Edgar

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Deybi Flores

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Kyle Greig

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Jordan Harvey*

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Bernie Ibini-Isei

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Nosa Igiebor

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Andrew Jacobson*

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Matias Laba

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Brett Levis

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Aaron Maund

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Davis Ousted

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Spencer Richey

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Mauro Rosales

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Cole Seiler

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Brek Shea

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Cristian Techera

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Sheanon Williams

FREE AGENCY
A total of 40 MLS players are eligible for Free Agency. Starting at 12 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 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 2017, 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.
 
PLAYERS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE AGENCY (alphabetical by club)

Club

Player

Status for 2018

Atlanta United

Bobby Boswell

Out of contract

Atlanta United

Jeff Larentowicz

Option decline

Atlanta United

Zach Loyd

Option decline

Atlanta United

Kyle Reynish

Out of contract

Chicago Fire

Michael Harrington

Option decline

Colorado Rapids

Bobby Burling

Out of contract

Colorado Rapids

Alan Gordon

Option decline

D.C. United

Sean Franklin

Option decline

D.C. United

Patrick Nyarko

Out of contract

D.C. United

Chris Rolfe

Out of contract

FC Dallas

Atiba Harris

Option decline

FC Dallas

Javier Morales

Out of contract

FC Dallas

Chris Seitz

Out of contract

Houston Dynamo

Eric Alexander

Out of contract

Houston Dynamo

DaMarcus Beasley

Out of contract

Houston Dynamo

Ricardo Clark

Option decline

Houston Dynamo

AJ DeLaGarza

Option decline

Houston Dynamo

Tyler Deric

Option decline

LA Galaxy

Robbie Rogers

Option decline

Montreal Impact

Shaun Francis

Option decline

Montreal Impact

Eric Kronberg

Out of contract

New England Revolution

Brad Knighton

Out of contract

New York Red Bulls

Dilly Duka

Option decline

New York Red Bulls

Sal Zizzo

Option decline

Orlando City SC

Kevin Alston

Out of contract

Orlando City SC

Josh Saunders

Option decline

Philadelphia Union

Brian Carroll

Out of contract

Philadelphia Union

Chris Pontius

Out of contract

Portland Timbers

Ben Zemanski

Out of contract

Real Salt Lake

Chad Barrett

Option decline

Real Salt Lake

Nick Rimando

Out of contract

Real Salt Lake

Chris Schuler

Option decline

Real Salt Lake

Chris Wingert

Out of contract

Seattle Sounders FC

Brad Evans

Out of contract

Seattle Sounders FC

Lamar Neagle

Out of contract

Toronto FC

Steven Beitashour

Out of contract

Toronto FC

Jason Hernandez

Out of contract

Toronto FC

Drew Moor

Out of contract

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Jordan Harvey

Out of contract

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Andrew Jacobson

Out of contract

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