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Medina, Beric, Hyndman among top names in 2021 MLS Expansion Draft

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Charlotte FC has already made three acquisitions this week ahead of its first MLS season and now the expansion club will prepare for Tuesday’s 2021 MLS Expansion Draft with plenty of exciting players on the board.

A total of 22 MLS clubs released their lists of players eligible for the draft, which will see the 2022 newcomers have the chance to pick five players apiece. Teams can only lose one player each during the draft, which has seen some top names listed for selection.

Jesus Medina, Robert Beric, Jan Gregus, Stuart Findlay and Emerson Hyndman are just five of the several names left unprotected for the draft. Five teams are exempt from this year’s draft due to the fact they saw a player taken by Austin FC in 2020.

The remaining 22 teams were allowed to protect from selection up to 12 players from their respective rosters, while Homegrown players under the age of 25 and Generation Adidas players who have yet to graduate from the program are automatically protected.

Teams that also see a player taken will receive $50,000 in General Allocation Money. In addition, Charlott FC will receive an additional sum of General Allocation Money as compensation for five exempt teams, protected Homegrown players, and the twelve protected players per team in the MLS Expansion Draft.

The Expansion Draft will take place on December 14th at 7 p.m., streamed on MLSsoccer.com.

Here’s a closer look at the available players for Tuesday’s expansion draft:

Atlanta United

  • Mo Adams
  • Mikey Ambrose
  • Josh Bauer
  • Jurgen Damm
  • Alex De John
  • Ronald Hernandez
  • Emerson Hyndman
  • Alex Kann
  • Erik Lopez
  • Ben Lundgaard
  • Jake Mulraney
  • Amar Sejdic
  • Erick Torres
  • Anton Walkes

Austin FC

  • McKinze Gaines
  • Jon Gallagher
  • Danny Hoesen
  • Hector Jimenez
  • Freddy Kleemann
  • Kekuta Manneh
  • Will Pulisic
  • Aaron Schoenfeld
  • Brady Scott
  • Ulises Segura
  • Aedan Stanley
  • Jared Stroud
  • Ben Sweat
  • Andrew Tarbell

Chicago Fire

  • Robert Beric
  • Francisco Calvo
  • Elliot Collier
  • Johan Kappelhof
  • Kenneth Kronholm
  • Alvaro Medran
  • Bobby Shuttleworth
  • Luka Stojanovic

FC Cincinnati

  • Edgar Castillo
  • Allan Cruz
  • Chris Duvall
  • Jonas Fjeldberg
  • Avionne Flanagan
  • Joseph-Claude Gyau
  • Yuya Kubo
  • Ben Lundt
  • Kamohelo Mokotjo
  • Caleb Stanko
  • Przemyslaw Tyton
  • Florian Valot
  • Maikel van der Werff
  • Kenneth Vermeer

Colorado Rapids

  • Dominique Badji
  • Steven Beitashour
  • Clint Irwin
  • Jeremy Kelly
  • Nicolas Mezquida
  • Drew Moor
  • Younes Namli
  • Andre Rawls
  • Diego Rubio
  • Collen Warner

Columbus Crew

  • Saad Abdul-Salaam
  • Harrison Afful
  • Evan Bush
  • Eric Dick
  • Waylon Francis
  • Marlon Hairston
  • Erik Hurtado
  • Perry Kitchen
  • Grant Lillard
  • Kevin Molino
  • Josh Williams
  • Vito Wormgoor
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips

FC Dallas

  • Bryan Acosta
  • Bressan
  • Caiser Sergio Gomes
  • Phelipe Megiolaro
  • Andres Ricaurte
  • Freddy Vargas
  • Kyle Zobeck

D.C. United

  • Ramon Abila
  • Yamil Asad
  • Jovanny Bolivar
  • Frederic Brillant
  • Mike DeShields
  • Jon Kempin
  • Felipe Martins
  • Joseph Mora
  • Junior Moreno
  • Chris Odoi-Atsem
  • Yordy Reyna
  • Chris Seitz
  • Drew Skundrich
  • Kimarni Smith
  • Erik Sorga

Houston Dynamo

  • Mateo Bajamich
  • Jose Bizama
  • Darwin Ceren
  • Joe Corona
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Alejandro Fuenmayor
  • Oscar Garcia
  • Ian Hoffmann
  • Ariel Lassite
  • Nico Lemoine
  • Marko Maric
  • Kyle Morton
  • Michael Nelson
  • Darwin Quintero
  • Maxi Urruti

Sporting Kansas City

  • Amadou Dia
  • Luis Martins
  • Roberto Punčec
  • Ilie Sanchez
  • Graham Smith

LAFC

  • Jamal Blackman
  • Tristan Blackmon
  • Daniel Crisotomo
  • Raheem Edwards
  • Julian Gaines
  • Francisco Ginella
  • Jordan Harvey
  • Sebastien Ibeagha
  • Caleb Jennings
  • Danny Musovski
  • Michee Ngalina
  • Alvaro Quezada
  • Diego Rossi
  • Mohamed Traore

Inter Miami

  • George Acosta
  • Ventura Alvarado
  • Dylan Castanheira
  • Jay Chapman
  • Sami Guediri
  • Joevin Jones
  • Kelvin Leerdam
  • Blaise Matuidi
  • John McCarthy
  • Josh Penn
  • Patrick Seagrist
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Dane Shea

Minnesota United

  • Fanando Adi
  • Juan Agudelo
  • Osvaldo Alonso
  • Noah Billingsley
  • Thomas Chacon
  • Ethan Finlay
  • Jan Gregus
  • Niko Hansen
  • Brent Kallman
  • Nabi Kibunguchy
  • Justin McMaster
  • Romain Metanire
  • Callum Montgomery
  • Jukka Raitala
  • Joseph Rosales
  • D.J. Taylor
  • Adrian Zendejas

CF Montréal

  • Sebastian Breza
  • Rudy Camacho
  • Bjorn Johnsen
  • Mustafa Kizza
  • Ismael Kone
  • Emanuel Maciel
  • Aljaz Struna
  • Ballou Tabla
  • Robert Thorkelsson
  • Victor Wanyama

New England Revolution

  • Ema Boateng
  • Luis Caicedo
  • Scott Caldwell
  • A.J. DeLaGarza
  • Earl Edwards Jr.
  • Wilfrid Kaptoum
  • Edward Kizza
  • Brad Knighton
  • Christian Mafla
  • Arnor Traustason
  • Collin Verfurth

NYCFC

  • Malte Amundsen
  • Vuk Latinovich
  • Jesus Medina
  • Alexandru Mitrita
  • Cody Mizell
  • Maxi Moralez
  • Tony Rocha
  • Ismael Tajouri-Shradi
  • Gudmundur Thorarinsson
  • Anton Tinnerholm
  • Juan Pablo Torres
  • Gedion Zelalem

Philadelphia Union

  • Matheus Davo
  • Joe Bendik
  • Jesus Bueno
  • Cory Burke
  • Aurelien Collin
  • Stuart Findlay
  • Ilsinho
  • Matej Oravec
  • Gino Portella
  • Alvar Powell

Portland Timbers

  • Jeff Attinella
  • Pablo Bonilla
  • Steve Clark
  • George Fochive
  • Jorge Gonzalez
  • Aljaz Ivacic
  • Ismaila Jome
  • Larrys Mabiala
  • Zac McGraw
  • Manny Perez
  • Andy Polo
  • Diego Valeri
  • Josecarlos Van Rankin
  • Renzo Zambrano

Real Salt Lake

  • Toni Datković
  • Everton Luiz
  • Douglas Martinez
  • Justin Meram
  • Ashtone Morgan
  • Justin Portillo
  • Noah Powder
  • Andrew Putna
  • Jeizon Ramirez
  • Donny Toia

Seattle Sounders

  • Nicolas Benezet
  • Will Bruin
  • Abdoulaye Cissoko
  • Stefan Cleveland
  • Jordy Delem
  • Fredy Montero
  • Shane O’Neill
  • Spencer Richey
  • Kelyn Rowe
  • Brad Smith
  • Andrew Thomas

Toronto FC

  • Nick DeLeon
  • Dom Dwyer
  • Tsubasa Endoh
  • Omar Gonzalez
  • Kemar Lawrence
  • Patrick Mullins
  • Kevin Silva
  • Eriq Zavaleta

Vancouver Whitecaps

  • Bruno Gaspar
  • Derek Cornelius
  • David Egbo
  • Janio Bikel
  • Marcus Godinho
  • Erik Godoy
  • Florian Jungwirth
  • Jasser Khmiri
  • Evan Newton
  • Leonard Owusu
  • Tosaint Ricketts
  • Andy Rose
  • Russell Teibert

Comments

  1. Looking at this list I’m reminded of something Taylor Twellman said during a game a couple of years ago. Talking about how long a certain player might last, Twellman said, “Father Time is undefeated”. An awful lot of players here who were mainstays for their clubs only a season or two ago. But nobody can play forever. I think the biggest surprise for me is Diego Rossi of LAFC. With Vela injured so much, Rossi was their main offensive threat the last 2 seasons. I’m guessing that it must be a salary dump and they have a younger, cheaper player in their sights.

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  2. Charlotte would be doing solid MLS roster business if they grab Junior Moreno from DCU. DCU made him a “bona fied offer” to try to keep him, but it looks like that deal isn’t far enough along for them to protect him, and they have a couple of young HGP midfielders who they are probably trying to develop to sell in Nyeman and Garay. Morneo is a solid MLS starter, in the Venezuela NT, and in the middle of the prime years of his career. I will be sad if Charlotte does grab him, but he is a low-profile great choice.

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  3. i’m giggling at the people who gave me grief over criticizing the NT camping slonina and i see him on the waiver draft list.

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