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MLS unveils list of players available in MLS Expansion Draft

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Major League Soccer has unveiled the lists of players who will be available for the Montreal Impact to select in the upcoming Expansion Draft.

Brian Ching, Freddy Adu, Justin Mapp, and Andy Williams are just some of the players available for selection by Montreal on Wednesday. The Impact will select 10 players from the lists.

Here are the lists for all 18 teams (Montreal can take just one player from any one team, and the Impact reportedly has a deal in place to not take any Portland players):

Chicago Fire

Banner, Michael; Chaves, Diego; Conway, Jon; Cuesta, Yamith; Dufty, Alec; Ferrari, Gabriel; Gargan, Dan; Husidic, Baggio; Kinney, Steven; Mikulic, Josip; Nazarit, Cristian; Paladini, Daniel; Pantazapoulos, Pari; Videira, Mike; Watson-Siriboe, Kwame

Chivas USA

Arias, Sergio; Boyens, Andrew; Chijindu, Chukwudi; Cortez, Chris; Courtois, Laurent; Elliot, Simon; Estupinan, Victor; Gavin, Blair; Jazic, Ante; Junior Lopes, David; Lahoud, Michael; Mayen, Gerson; Mondaini, Marcos; Thornton, Zach; Trujillo, Mariano; Valentin, Zarek

Colorado Rapids

Akpan, Andre; Comminges, Miguel; Folan, Caleb; Joyce, Ian; Kandji, Macoumba; Kimura, Kosuke; Marshall, Tyrone; Nyassi, Sanna; Palguta, Scott; Thompson, Wells; Wallace, Anthony; Ababio, Eddie; Amarikwa, Quincy; Ceus, Steward; Emory, Stephen; Holody, Mike; LaBeaux, Ross

Columbus Crew

Burns, Kevin; Cunningham, Jeff; Ekpo, Emmanuel; Francis, Shaun; Gardner, Josh; Gehrig,Eric; Grossman, Cole; Gruenebaum, Andy; Heinemann, Tommy; Mendoza, Andres; Meram, Justin; O'Rourke, Danny; Owoeri, John; Prim, Santiago; Riggs, Alex; Rusmir, Dejan; Sippola, Ben; Veeder, Corey; Williams, Joshua

FC Dallas

Cruz, Daniel; dos Santos, Maicon; Edward, Edson; Galindo, Maykel; Guarda, Bruno; Hall, Jeremy; Hernandez, Daniel; Lambo, Josh; Seitz, Chris; Stewart, Jack; Villar, Ricardo; Warshaw, Bobby 

D.C. United

Barklage, Brandon; Boskovic, Branko; Brettschneider, Blake; Burch, Marc; Cronin, Steve; Da Luz, Austin; King, Stephen; McTavish, Devon; Morsink, Kurt; Ngwenya, Joseph; Quaranta, Santino; Zayner, Jed

Houston Dynamo

Ching, Brian; Costly, Carlo; Cruz, Daniel; Freeman, Hunter; Garey, Jason; Newton, Evan; Robinson, Eddie; Watson, JeVaughn; Weaver, Cam

LA Galaxy

Alvarado, Sean; Barrett, Chad; Birchall, Chris; Cardozo, Paolo; Cristman, Adam; Da Silva, Leonardo; Hejduk, Frankie; Jimenez, Hector; Jordan, Bryan; Keat, Daniel; Lopez, Miguel; McCarty, Dustin; Perk, Brian; Robinson, Dasan; Stephens, Michael; Thomas, Ryan

New England Revolution

Barnes, Darrius; Boggs, Zak; Caraglio, Milton Joel; Cochrane, Ryan; Coria, Franco; Dube, Mkhokheli; Guy, Ryan; Kinne, Ryan; Koger, Alan; Loewy, Otto; Mansally, Abdoulie; Murray, Tim; Phelan, Pat; Schilawski, Zack; Sousa, Andrew

New York Red Bulls

Albright, Chris; Auvray, Stephane; Ballouchy, Mehdi; Coundoul, Bouna; Horwath, Alex; Jones, Mychel; Lassiter, Tyler; Mendes, Carlos; Nielsen, Brian; Paullo, Marcos; Robinson, Carl; Rooney, John; Rost, Frank; Schneider, Teddy; Sutton, Greg   

Philadelphia Union

Adu, Freddy; Gonzalez, Juan Diego; Harrison, Chase; Holder, Hasley Thorne; Houapeu, Levi; Langley, Morgan; Mapp, Justin; Miglioranzi, Stefani; Nakazawa, Kyle; Paunovic, Veljko; Richter, Ryan; Tait, Joe

Portland Timbers

Alexander, Eric; Braun, Freddie; Brown, Adin; Chabala, Michael; Dike, Bright; Gleeson, Jake; Goldthwaite, Kevin; Johnson, Eddie William; Lopez, Rodrigo; Lowry, Peter; Marcelin, James; Pore, Ryan; Purdy, Steve; Taylor, Chris; Thompson, Spencer; Umony, Brian; Zizzo, Sal

Real Salt Lake

Agorsor, Chris; Alexandre, Jean; Alvarez, Arturo; Alvarez, Yordany; Araujo, Paulo Jr.; Arnoux, Cody; Gonzalez, Nelson; Grabavoy, Ned; McKenzie, Rauwshan; Melia, Timothy; Reynish, Kyle; Russell, Robbie; Wagner, Blake; Warner, Collen; Williams, Andy

San Jose Earthquakes

Ampaipitakwong, Anthony; Attakora-Gyan, Nana; Burling, Bobby; Convey, Bobby; Corrales, Ramiro; Gjertsen, Joseph; Griffin, Maxwell; Leitch, Chris; Luzunaris, Matt; McLoughlin, Ellis; Peterson, Jacob; Ring, Brad; Sealy, Scott; Ward, Tim; Weber, Andrew

Seattle Sounders FC

Boss, Terry; Carrasco, Servando; Estrada, David; Ford, Josh; Fucito, Michael; Gonzalez, Leonardo; Graham, Taylor; Ianni, Patrick; Jaqua, Nate; Levesque, Roger; Meredith, Bryan; Montano, Miguel; Noonan, Pat; Riley, James; Sanyang, Amadou; Scott, Zacharias; Seamon, Michael; Wahl, Tyson; White, O'Brian

Sporting Kansas City

Aiyegbusi, Olukorede; Bravo, Omar; Cyrus, Daneil; Diop, Ibrahim; Goncalves, Jeferson; Harrington, Michael; Kronberg, Eric; Lorenz, Scott; Olum, Lawrence; Peterson, Joseph; Rocastle, Craig; Saad, Soony; Sassano, Luke; Sinovic, Seth; Stojcev, Milos; Thomas, Shavar; Warzycha, Konrad

Toronto FC

Borman, Danleigh; Bouchiba, Elbekay; Cann, Adrian; Davies, Kyle; de Guzman, Julian; Gold, Matt; Griffit, Leandre; Marosevic, Peri; Martina, Javier; Omphroy, Demitrius; Soolsma, Nick; Sturgis, Nathan; Viator, Eddy; Williams, Dicoy; Yourasskowsky, Mikael; Z
avarise, Gianluca

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Boxall, Michael; Brovsky, Jeb; Cannon, Joe; Duckett, Bilal; Janicki, Greg; Jarju, Mustapha; Leathers, Jonathan; Morfaw, Alexandre; Nolly, Jay; Thorrington, John; Vagenas, Pete


What do you think of these lists? Which inclusions do you consider the most surprising?

Share your thoughts below.


  • Paul

    Yes, absolutely. Twellman could sing “Happy Birthday” for 90 minutes and still add more insight than Harkes. The only question now is what Harkes is going to do with his stack of 15 index cards with phrases to drop in at completely random points in the game:

    – stretch the game

    – patience

    – teasing ball

    – switch the point of attack

    – excellent run

    – keep possession

    – [switch to foreign accent to pronounce a player’s name]

    – etc., etc.


  • Helium-3

    Lol. The women in Montreal > Philly. Not even a competition. Have you been to Italy or Barcelona ? Montreal is right up there with the hottest women.


  • Kasier

    I think it could be a deal that would help both teams. LA has Saunders in good form, and a decent young back-up in Perk, so Ricketts could be traded. He is a top notch keeper who could keep them in a lot of games and provide some veteran leadership to what will probably a young team in Montreal.

    Meanwhile I think it would help Adu to play for Arena, and with guys like Donovan and Keene.


  • Poulet

    Adu is complete no-name in Canada. There’s no way Montréal will pick him based on name recognition (or usefulness).


  • WendellGee

    A case for Jaqua? Sounders fans would be thrilled for Montreal to take Jaqua. Impact fans? Not so much I wouldn’t think.


  • Rory

    Sign and trade? Plenty of US based MLS teams would think that is a good pickup marketing wise.


  • Martin Blank

    Da Luz is still young, a bit of potential, and cheap. Also a premium for being a truly left-footed player to play down the left – not enough of those in the league.

    I could easily see them taking Valentin, but since Marsch has been with Chivas, he may know the Chivas players’ downsides as well as upsides. Cuts both ways.


  • PDXlol

    Considering SSFC has been top two out of the past three seasons maybe the coaching staff knows more than you


  • marco

    Since Freddy is available that means that not only didn’t the Union want him but 17 other MLS sides didn’t want to trade for him.

    A legend in his own mind.


  • Aguinaga

    “while having a stout middle with… Ballouchy”


    Sorry, couldn’t get past that part hhahaha.


  • bryan

    I’d be tempted to bring back a lot of the US U-20 team when the cup was played in Canada. Adu, Zizzo and Ferrari. haha

    Cardozo, Williams, Ching, Quaranta, etc. are all good options. Honestly, there are a ton of good options. This will be fun to watch!


  • LA Dave

    Cardozo showed his worth in CCL, Arena didn’t use him because Galaxy were always out to a lead, then he would go with a defensive sub.

    Wherever he plays, I think he starts next year. If Beckham leaves, this is a possible CAM for LA.


  • ChrisDeNY

    Yes please. If visa problems can be overcome. I assume he speaks French, so that might be an assett?


  • NotAPhillyFanBut...

    You mean you don’t want (or need) to be like Philly, the youngest team in the league that just made the playoffs in year 2 and finished 3rd in their division?


  • Patco

    Can’t believe Valentin is not protected. Wasn’t he a top 5 pick lat year? He has huge upside. That surprises me a lot.


  • Two Cents

    Ah my bad. Clearly I wasn’t paying too much attention lol. That wasn’t 5am after getting up, but before going to bed lol.

    This is my list after paying a little more attention and sleeping.

    Chaves (FW Chicago)
    Fucito (FW Seattle)
    Adu (MF Philly)
    Sinovic (MF Sporting KC)
    Quaranta (Winger/MF DC)
    Cardozo (Winger/FW LA)
    Convey (LB San Jose)
    Boxall (CB Vancouver)
    Warshaw (DM/Defender Dallas)
    Valentin (RB Chivas)


  • sciroccer

    Paulo Jr. is an excellent player but He’s got a big money buy out on his loan deal, I don’t see Impact wasting that money on him. They can take Alexandre, or Warner from us


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