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List of players available for MLS Expansion Draft announced

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Major League Soccer has released the names of the players protected by each of the 16 current MLS teams ahead of Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft.

Portland and Vancouver will choose from the players left unprotected on Monday, with each MLS team in position to lose as many as two players in the expansion draft.

New York Red Bulls striker Juan Pablo Angel, Kansas City defender Jimmy Conrad, Columbus star Guillermo Barros Schelotto and FC Dallas midfielder Dax McCarty are just some of the more intriguing names on the list of available players for Wednesday's Expansion Draft.

Here is the full list of players who were left UNPROTECTED for Wednesday's Expansion Draft:

Chivas USA

Carlos Borja, Jonathan Bornstein,Chukwudi Chijindu, Rodolfo Espinoza, Maykel Galindo, Alan Gordon, Dan Kennedy, Eduardo Lillingston, Giancarlo Maldonado, Gerson Mayen, Jesus Padilla, Osael Romero, Marcelo Saragosa, Mariano Trujillo, Alex Zotinca.

Chicago Fire

Nery Castillo, Andrew Dykstra, Collins John, Krzysztof Krol, Freddie Ljungberg, Peter Lowry, Dasan Robinson, John Thorrington, Deris Umanzor.

Colorado Rapids

Andre Akpan, Quincy Amarikwa, Stewart Ceus, Ian Joyce, Ross LaBauex, Claudio Lopez, Ciaran O'Brien, Scott Palguta, Ross Schunk, Wells Thompson, Peter Vagenas, Anthony Wallace.

Columbus Crew

Eric Brunner, Kevin Burns, Jason Garey, Leandre Griffit, Andy Gruenebaum, Frankie Hejduk, Adam Moffat, Duncan Oughton, Gino Padula, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Joshua Williams.

FC Dallas

Eric Avila, Jeff Cunningham, Kyle Davies, Edson Edward, Bruno Guarda, Atiba Harris, Daniel Hernandez, Dax McCarty, Milton Rodriguez, Dario Sala, Jason Yeisley.

D.C. United

Dan Allsopp, Brandon Barklage, Adam Cristman, Jordan Graye, Pablo Hernandez, Devon McTavish, Kurt Morsink, Juan Pena, Troy Perkins, Barry Rice, Carlos Varela.

Houston Dynamo

Samuel Appiah, Corey Ashe, Ryan Cochrane, Richard Mulrooney, Joseph Ngwenya, Anthony Obodai, Dominic Oduro, Pat Onstad, Eddie Robinson.

Sporting Kansas City

Korede Aiyegbusi, Jamar Beasley, Sunil Chhetri, Jimmy Conrad, Birahim Diop, Zoltan, Hercegfalvi, Aaron Hohlbein, Nick Koenenakis, Eric Kronberg, Jonathan Leathers, Chance Myers, Shavar Thomas, Josh Wolff.

LA Galaxy

Gregg Berhalter, Alex Cazumba, Leonardo Da Silva, Bryan Jordan, Jovan Kirovski, Dema Kovalenko, Mike Magee, Yohance Marshall, Brian Perk, Josh Saunders, 

New England Revolution

Zak Boggs, Preston Burpo, Nico Colaluca, Kheli Dube, Cory Gibbs, Jason Griffiths, Roberto Linck, Tim Murray, pat Phelan, Seth Sinovic, Khano Smith, Ilija Stolica.

New York Red Bulls

Juan Pablo Angel, Andrew Boyens, Conor Chinn, Austin da Luz, Irving Garcia, Brian Nielsen, Carl Robinson, Ibrahim Salou, Luke Sassano, Greg Sutton, Carey Talley, Sinisa Ubiparipovic.

Philadelphia Union

Cristian, Arrieta, Eduardo Coudet, Fred, Andrew Jacobson, Brad Knighton, Stefani Miglioranzi, Alejandro Moreno, Joseph Noone, Shea Salinas, Chris Seitz, Nick Zimmerman. 

Real Salt Lake

Jean Alexandre, Pablo Campos, Robbie Findley, Nelson Gonzalez, Ned Grabavoy, David Horst, Rauwshan McKenzie, Timothy Melia, Alex Nimo, Kyle Reynish, Robbie Russell, Chris Shuler, Collen Warner, Andy Williams.  

San Jose Earthquakes

Arturo Alvarez, Andre Luiz, Steve Beitashour, Bobby Burling, Joe Cannon, Ramiro Corrales, Eduardo, Geovanni, Cornell Glen, Chris Leitch, Justin Morrow, Brad Ring, Tim Ward.

Seattle Sounders FC

Julian Baudet, Terry Boss, Danny Earls, David Estrada, Leonardo Gonzalez, Taylor Graham, Patrick Ianni, Roger Levesque, Tyrone Marshall, Miguel Montano, Blaise Nkufo, Pat Noonan, Sanna Nyassi, Zach Scott, Michael Seamon, Nathan Sturgis, Tyson Wahl.

Toronto FC

Chad Barrett, Julian deGuzman, Gabe Gala, Nick Garcia, Raivis Hscanovics, Fuad Ibrahim, Milos Kocic, Miguel Angel Ferrer Martinez, Joseph Nane, Amadou Sanyang, Martin Saric, Maxim Usanov, O'Brian White.


What do you think of these lists? Which players would you take if you were Portland or Vancouver?

Share your thoughts below. 


  • gstommylee

    And there is a reason why Seattle ultimately protected Keller cause they want him for next year that’s just to show that BOSS isn’t that great.


  • rp

    You could make a decent squad with Dallas unprotecteds. Dax, Avila, Hernandez, Cunningham, Harris, and Davies could all start. People forget about Davies who played very well when healthy.


  • papa bear

    I doubt many/any of the DPs are taken. Their salaries are too large and it’s hard to figure out who is going to fit with whom to take on such a large financial burden.
    There are a lot of younger guys who got little/no time (Alex Nimo) who probably won’t get taken since they are unknown for the most part.
    I hate expansion drafts. The last few have all ended up in tons of trade deals to hold onto people who were picked etc. The draft system is a little odd since only US and Canadian collegians are required to appear in it. Let the teams buy the players they can and let the players try to sign with the teams that they want.
    More hometown boys on hometown teams will make for greater fan connections. That is how baseball built its legacy as America’s game.


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