2019 MLS Expansion Draft

The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft was a special draft for the Major League Soccer expansion teams Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC that was held on November 19, 2019. On October 6, 2019, Inter Miami CF won the coin toss for the Expansion Priority Draft, and chose to select first in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft.[2] Lists of protected rosters and draft-eligible players were released by MLS on November 16, 2019.[1][3]

2019 MLS Expansion Draft
General information
Date(s)November 19, 2019[1]
Overview
10 total selections in 5 rounds
Expansion teamsInter Miami CF and Nashville SC
Expansion season2020
← 2018
2020 →

FormatEdit

The rules for the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft as laid out by Major League Soccer.[1]

Expansion Draft picksEdit

Pick

MLS Team

Player

Previous Team

Trade Notes

1 Inter Miami CF Ben Sweat New York City FC
2 Nashville SC Abu Danladi Minnesota United FC
3 Inter Miami CF Alvas Powell FC Cincinnati
4 Nashville SC Zarek Valentin Portland Timbers Traded to the Houston Dynamo in exchange for Joe Willis.[4]
5 Inter Miami CF Lee Nguyen Los Angeles FC
6 Nashville SC Jalil Anibaba New England Revolution
7 Inter Miami CF Luis Argudo Columbus Crew SC
8 Nashville SC Brandon Vazquez Atlanta United FC Traded to FC Cincinnati in exchange for $150,000 in Targeted Allocation Money.[4]
9 Inter Miami CF Bryan Meredith Seattle Sounders FC
10 Nashville SC Jimmy Medranda Sporting Kansas City
  • Note: The order of selections was determined in the MLS Expansion Priority Draft on October 6, 2019.

Affected post-draft tradesEdit

Team-by-team-breakdownEdit

Atlanta United FCEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Mikey Ambrose
Jon Gallagher
José Hernández
Alec Kann
Kevin Kratz
Jeff Larentowicz
Justin Meram
Brendan Moore
Luiz Fernando
Michael Parkhurst
Dion Pereira
Florentin Pogba
Brek Shea
Brandon Vazquez

Chicago FireEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Diego Campos
Stefan Cleveland
Elliot Collier
Marcelo
Nicolás Gaitán
Cristian Martínez
Amando Moreno
Nemanja Nikolić
David Ousted
Richard Sánchez
Bastian Schweinsteiger

FC CincinnatiEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Fanendo Adi
Nazmi Albadawi
Corben Bone
Hassan Ndam
Logan Gdula
Jimmy Hague
Justin Hoyte
Roland Lamah
Forrest Lasso
Emmanuel Ledesma
Ben Lundt
Kekuta Manneh
Darren Mattocks
Jimmy McLaughlin
Alvas Powell
Caleb Stanko
Przemysław Tytoń

Colorado RapidsEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Tim Howard
Niki Jackson
Kofi Opare
Abdul Rwatubyaye
Axel Sjöberg
Danny Wilson

Columbus Crew SCEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Luis Argudo
Ricardo Clark
Waylon Francis
David Guzmán
Federico Higuaín
Hector Jiménez
Jon Kempin
Ben Lundgaard
Connor Maloney
Youness Mokhtar
Edward Opoku
Eduardo Sosa
Josh Williams
Romario Williams

Los Angeles FCEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Lamar Batista
Steven Beitashour
Danilo Silva
Phillip Ejimadu
Mohamed El Monir
Alejandro Guido
Jordan Harvey
Dejan Jakovic
Tyler Miller
Lee Nguyen
Adrien Perez
Javier Pérez
Joshua Pérez
Peter-Lee Vassell
Rodolfo Zelaya

LA GalaxyEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Favio Álvarez
Uriel Antuna
Servando Carrasco
Emil Cuello
Tomas Hilliard-Arce
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Perry Kitchen
Matt Lampson
João Pedro
Juninho
Chris Pontius
Jørgen Skjelvik
Diedie Traore

Minnesota United FCEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Abu Danladi
Ethan Finlay
Marlon Hairston
Miguel Ibarra
Brent Kallman
Carter Manley
Wilfried Moimbé
Ally Hamis Ng'anzi
Lawrence Olum
Wyatt Omsberg
Ángelo Rodríguez
Rasmus Schüller
Bobby Shuttleworth

Montreal ImpactEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Zachary Brault-Guillard
Omar Browne
Evan Bush
Rudy Camacho
Jorge Corrales
Rod Fanni
Anthony Jackson-Hamel
Ken Krolicki
Bacary Sagna
Amar Sejdič
Maximiliano Urruti
Jeisson Vargas

New England RevolutionEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Juan Agudelo
Jalil Anibaba
Juan Fernando Caicedo
Edgar Castillo
Cody Cropper
Brad Knighton
Michael Mancienne
Brian Wright

New York City FCEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Luis Barraza
Dan Bedoya
Jeff Caldwell
Sebastien Ibeagha
Gary Mackay-Steven
Jesús Medina
Eric Miller
Abdi Mohamed
Ebenezer Ofori
Tony Rocha
Brad Stuver
Ben Sweat
Juan Pablo Torres

Orlando City SCEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Carlos Ascues
Alex DeJohn
Adam Grinwis
Cristian Higuita
Will Johnson
Sacha Kljestan
Shane O'Neill
Dillon Powers
Greg Ranjitsingh
Robinho
Brian Rowe
Lamine Sané
Kyle Smith

Philadelphia UnionEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
R. J. Allen
Fabinho
Joe Bendik
Aurélien Collin
Warren Creavalle
Marco Fabián
Olivier Mbaizo
Haris Medunjanin
Michee Ngalina

Portland TimbersEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Dairon Asprilla
Jeff Attinella
Tomás Conechny
Claude Dielna
Andrés Flores
Aljaž Ivačič
Modou Jadama
Kendall McIntosh
Andy Polo
Zarek Valentin
Renzo Zambrano

Real Salt LakeEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Tony Beltran
Alex Horwath
Luke Mulholland
Joao Plata
Justin Portillo
Nick Rimando
Kelyn Rowe
Pablo Enrique Ruíz

San Jose EarthquakesEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
François Affolter
Matt Bersano
Eric Calvillo
Harold Cummings
Luis Felipe Fernandes
Carlos Fierro
Marcos López
Paul Marie
Jimmy Ockford
Kevin Partida
Andrew Tarbell

Seattle Sounders FCEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Saad Abdul-Salaam
Will Bruin
Jonathan Campbell
Emanuel Cecchini
Justin Dhillon
Chad Marshall
Bryan Meredith
Víctor Rodríguez
Alex Roldan
Harry Shipp
Luis Silva
Román Torres

Sporting Kansas CityEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Botond Baráth
Eric Dick
Benny Feilhaber
Andreu Fontàs
Nicolas Hasler
Jimmy Medranda
Krisztián Németh
Seth Sinovic
Rodney Wallace
Gedion Zelalem

Toronto FCEdit

As of November 16, 2019
Exposed
Jon Bakero
Nicolas Benezet
Laurent Ciman
Tsubasa Endoh
Drew Moor
Ashtone Morgan
Justin Morrow
Patrick Mullins
Caleb Patterson-Sewell
Ryan Telfer
Eriq Zavaleta

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Expansion Draft details for Inter Miami, Nashville SC set as they enter in 2020". MLSsoccer.com. Major League Soccer. September 19, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Expansion Priority Draft: Inter Miami wins coin flip over Nashville SC". mlssoccer.com. MLS. October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 MLS Expansion Draft: Official list of players eligible for selection". mlssoccer.com. MLS. November 16, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Catch up on all the trades following the MLS Expansion Draft". mlssoccer.com. MLS. November 19, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019.