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Austin FC to Select Up to Five Players This Tuesday in 2020 MLS Expansion Draft

MLS reveals Eligible Player Lists for offseason roster mechanisms

NEW YORK (Monday, December 14, 2020) – Major League Soccer today released the lists of players eligible for selection by Austin FC in the 2020 MLS Expansion Draft. The 2020 MLS Expansion Draft will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15 at 6 p.m. ET, and will be streamed live on MLSsoccer.com, MLS App, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

The off-season roster building events continue with End-of-Year Waivers and the opening of Free Agency on Dec. 16, followed by Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Process on Dec. 17, and Stage 2 on Dec. 22.

2020 MLS Expansion Draft
MLS newcomer Austin FC will continue to build its inaugural season roster by selecting up to five players from the eligible player list. While 10 teams are exempt from losing players after having players selected in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft, the remaining 16 teams were allowed to protect up to 12 eligible players. Austin FC will select up to five players from a list of 160 players.

 Exempt clubs are as follows: Atlanta United, FC Cincinnati, Columbus Crew SC, Sporting Kansas City, Los Angeles Football Club, Minnesota United FC, New England Revolution, New York City FC, Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC.

Expansion Draft Rules & Procedure | Expansion Draft Eligible List

End-of-Year Waivers
On Wednesday, Dec. 16 (1 p.m. ET), the End-of-Year Waivers process gives the clubs that finished at the bottom of the 2020 standings the first opportunities to select from out-of-contract, typically young players who have not met the minimum number of service years for Free Agency or the Re-Entry Process. Beginning in reverse order, and taking into account postseason performance, FC Cincinnati will select first. The 2020 MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew SC will have the 26th pick, and expansion club Austin FC will have the 27th selection to end each round. 

End-of-Year Waivers Process Rules & Procedure | End-of-Year Waivers List

Free Agency
Immediately following the End-of Year-Waivers process, Free Agency also will open on Dec. 16 for players who are at least age 24 with at least five MLS service years and either option-declined or out-of-contract. Free Agents can negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous team, subject to certain restrictions. There is no limit on the number of Free Agents a team may sign each year. 

Free Agents may participate in the Re-Entry Process.

Free Agency Rules & Procedures | Free Agency List

Re-Entry Process
The Re-Entry Process, Stage 1 begins on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. ET. Similar to the End-of-Year Waivers process, the Re-Entry process is conducted in the reverse order of the 2020 season finish, keeping in mind postseason performance and any trades impacting selection order. During the Re-Entry process, MLS clubs can select from option-declined players who are at least 22 years old with a minimum of one service years.

*Note: The Re-Entry List is subject to change since players can opt out.

Re-Entry Process Rules & Procedure | Re-Entry List

The final postseason roster mechanism will be Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Process which will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 22. The list of players eligible for Re-Entry, Stage 2 will be announced on Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. ET.

2020 EXPANSION DRAFT ELIGIBLE PLAYER LIST

Player

Team

Micheal Azira

Chicago Fire FC

Brandt Bronico

Chicago Fire FC

Elliot Collier

Chicago Fire FC

Johan Kappelhof

Chicago Fire FC

Kenneth Kronholm

Chicago Fire FC

Wyatt Omsberg

Chicago Fire FC

CJ Sapong

Chicago Fire FC

Boris Sekulic

Chicago Fire FC

Connor Sparrow

Chicago Fire FC

Steven Beitashour

Colorado Rapids

Nicolas Benezet

Colorado Rapids

Niki Jackson

Colorado Rapids

Nicolas Mezquida

Colorado Rapids

Drew Moor

Colorado Rapids

Andre Rawls

Colorado Rapids

Collen Warner

Colorado Rapids

Mohammed Abu

D.C. United

Frederic Brillant

D.C. United

Earl Edwards Jr.

D.C. United

Oniel Fisher

D.C. United

Felipe Martins

D.C. United

Yordy Reyna

D.C. United

Gelmin Rivas

D.C. United

Chris Seitz

D.C. United

Axel Sjoberg

D.C. United

Francis Atuahene

FC Dallas

Nkosi Burgess

FC Dallas

Santiago Mosquera

FC Dallas

Reto Ziegler

FC Dallas

Kyle Zobeck

FC Dallas

Kyle Adams

Houston Dynamo FC

Jose Bizama

Houston Dynamo FC

Victor Cabrera

Houston Dynamo FC

Cody Cropper

Houston Dynamo FC

Maynor Figueroa

Houston Dynamo FC

Alejandro Fuenmayor

Houston Dynamo FC

Boniek Garcia

Houston Dynamo FC

Nico Lemoine

Houston Dynamo FC

Mauro Manotas

Houston Dynamo FC

Tomas Martinez

Houston Dynamo FC

Ronaldo Pena

Houston Dynamo FC

Michael Salazar

Houston Dynamo FC

Kiki Struna

Houston Dynamo FC

Wilfried Zahibo

Houston Dynamo FC

George Acosta

Inter Miami CF

Juan Agudelo

Inter Miami CF

Mikey Ambrose

Inter Miami CF

Jay Chapman

Inter Miami CF

A.J. DeLaGarza

Inter Miami CF

Federico Higuain

Inter Miami CF

Jerome Kiesewetter

Inter Miami CF

Christian Makoun

Inter Miami CF

Alvas Powell

Inter Miami CF

Jairo Quinteros

Inter Miami CF

Luis Robles

Inter Miami CF

Brek Shea

Inter Miami CF

Wil Trapp

Inter Miami CF

Denso Ulysse

Inter Miami CF

David Bingham

LA Galaxy

Joe Corona

LA Galaxy

Emil Cuello

LA Galaxy

Rolf Feltscher

LA Galaxy

Yony Gonzalez

LA Galaxy

Giancarlo Gonzalez

LA Galaxy

Emiliano Insua

LA Galaxy

Perry Kitchen

LA Galaxy

Joergen Skjelvik

LA Galaxy

Justin Vom Steeg

LA Galaxy

Gordon Wild

LA Galaxy

Rudy Camacho

Montreal Impact

Jorge Corrales

Montreal Impact

Clement Diop

Montreal Impact

Rod Fanni

Montreal Impact

Anthony Jackson-Hamel

Montreal Impact

Bojan Krkic

Montreal Impact

Orji Okwonkwo

Montreal Impact

Jukka Raitala

Montreal Impact

Steeven Saba

Montreal Impact

Shamit Shome

Montreal Impact

Maximiliano Urruti

Montreal Impact

David Accam

Nashville SC

Jalil Anibaba

Nashville SC

Dominique Badji

Nashville SC

Brayan Beckeles

Nashville SC

CJ Cochran

Nashville SC

Abu Danladi

Nashville SC

Tanner Dieterich

Nashville SC

Luke Haakenson

Nashville SC

Matt LaGrassa

Nashville SC

Cameron Lancaster

Nashville SC

Eric Miller

Nashville SC

Miguel Nazarit

Nashville SC

Elliot Panicco

Nashville SC

Brady Scott

Nashville SC

Ken Tribbett

Nashville SC

Taylor Washington

Nashville SC

Alan Winn

Nashville SC

Amro Tarek

New York Red Bulls

Mandela Egbo

New York Red Bulls

David Jensen

New York Red Bulls

Chris Lema

New York Red Bulls

Kendall McIntosh

New York Red Bulls

Ryan Meara

New York Red Bulls

Sean Nealis

New York Red Bulls

Jason Pendant

New York Red Bulls

Marc Rzatkowski

New York Red Bulls

Patrick Seagrist

New York Red Bulls

Jared Stroud

New York Red Bulls

Samuel Tetteh

New York Red Bulls

Tesho Akindele

Orlando City SC

Alexander Alvarado

Orlando City SC

Robinho

Orlando City SC

Matheus Aias

Orlando City SC

Josue Colman

Orlando City SC

Alex De John

Orlando City SC

Joey DeZart

Orlando City SC

Dom Dwyer

Orlando City SC

Kamal Miller

Orlando City SC

Santiago Patino

Orlando City SC

Oriol Rosell

Orlando City SC

Brian Rowe

Orlando City SC

Kyle Smith

Orlando City SC

Joe Bendik

Philadelphia Union

Aurelien Collin

Philadelphia Union

Warren Creavalle

Philadelphia Union

Michee Ngalina

Philadelphia Union

Matej Oravec

Philadelphia Union

Ilsinho

Philadelphia Union

Andrew Wooten

Philadelphia Union

Alvin Jones

Real Salt Lake

Zac MacMath

Real Salt Lake

Ashtone Morgan

Real Salt Lake

Luke Mulholland

Real Salt Lake

Nedum Onuoha

Real Salt Lake

Justin Portillo

Real Salt Lake

Andrew Putna

Real Salt Lake

Giuseppe Rossi

Real Salt Lake

Matt Bersano

San Jose Earthquakes

Eric Calvillo

San Jose Earthquakes

Danny Hoesen

San Jose Earthquakes

Guram Kashia

San Jose Earthquakes

Paul Marie

San Jose Earthquakes

Vako Qazaishvili

San Jose Earthquakes

Luis Felipe

San Jose Earthquakes

Jack Skahan

San Jose Earthquakes

Laurent Ciman

Toronto FC

Tony Gallacher

Toronto FC

Erickson Gallardo

Toronto FC

Justin Morrow

Toronto FC

Patrick Mullins

Toronto FC

Pablo Piatti

Toronto FC

Kevin Silva

Toronto FC

Tsubasa Endoh

Toronto FC

Eriq Zavaleta

Toronto FC

Derek Cornelius

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Jasser Khmiri

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Bryan Meredith

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

David Milinkovic

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Fredy Montero

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Andy Rose

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

END-OF-YEAR WAIVERS LIST

Player Name

Team

Andrew Carleton

Atlanta United

Phillip Ejimadu

Los Angeles FC

Isaac Angking

New England Revolution

Nicolas Firmino

New England Revolution

Ben Mines

New York Red Bulls

Michee Ngalina

Philadelphia Union

Julian Vazquez

Real Salt Lake

Luis Arriaga

Real Salt Lake

Georges Mukumbilwa

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

FREE AGENCY ELIGIBLE LIST

Player

Club

Status

Erick Torres

Atlanta United

Option

Jeff Larentowicz

Atlanta United

Out of Contract

CJ Sapong

Chicago Fire FC

Out of Contract

Micheal Azira

Chicago Fire FC

Out of Contract

Andrew Tarbell

Columbus Crew SC

Option

Emmanuel Boateng

Columbus Crew SC

Out of Contract

Fanendo Adi

Columbus Crew SC

Out of Contract

Fatai Alashe

Columbus Crew SC

Option

Hector Jimenez

Columbus Crew SC

Out of Contract

Jordan Hamilton

Columbus Crew SC

Option

Krisztian Nemeth

Columbus Crew SC

Option

Waylon Francis

Columbus Crew SC

Out of Contract

Axel Sjoberg

D.C. United

Option

Chris Seitz

D.C. United

Out of Contract

Earl Edwards Jr.

D.C. United

Option

Felipe Martins

D.C. United

Option

Oniel Fisher

D.C. United

Option

Darren Mattocks

FC Cincinnati

Out of Contract

James McLaughlin

FC Cincinnati

Option

Kendall Waston

FC Cincinnati

Option

Cody Cropper

Houston Dynamo

Option

Maynor Figueroa

Houston Dynamo

Out of Contract

Michael Salazar

Houston Dynamo

Option

Boniek Garcia

Houston Dynamo

Out of Contract

Victor Cabrera

Houston Dynamo

Option

A.J. DeLaGarza

Inter Miami CF

Out of Contract

Alvas Powell

Inter Miami CF

Option

Brek Shea

Inter Miami CF

Out of Contract

Federico Higuain

Inter Miami CF

Out of Contract

Juan Agudelo

Inter Miami CF

Option

Luis Robles

Inter Miami CF

Option

Mikey Ambrose

Inter Miami CF

Option

Wil Trapp

Inter Miami CF

Out of Contract

Bradley Wright-Phillips

Los Angeles FC

Option

Dejan Jakovic

Los Angeles FC

Out of Contract

Jordan Harvey

Los Angeles FC

Out of Contract

David Bingham

LA Galaxy

Out of Contract

Perry Kitchen

LA Galaxy

Out of Contract

Aaron Schoenfeld

Minnesota United FC

Option

Kei Kamara

Minnesota United FC

Out of Contract

Kevin Molino

Minnesota United FC

Out of Contract

Marlon Hairston

Minnesota United FC

Option

Osvaldo Alonso

Minnesota United FC

Option

Anthony Jackson-Hamel

Montreal Impact

Option

Diego Fagundez

New England Revolution

Out of Contract

Kekuta Manneh

New England Revolution

Out of Contract

Kelyn Rowe

New England Revolution

Option

Lee Nguyen

New England Revolution

Out of Contract

Seth Sinovic

New England Revolution

Out of Contract

Tommy McNamara

New England Revolution

Option

Brad Stuver

New York City FC

Out of Contract

Brian Rowe

Orlando City SC

Out of Contract

Dom Dwyer

Orlando City SC

Out of Contract

Aurelien Collin

Philadelphia Union

Out of Contract

Joseph Bendik

Philadelphia Union

Out of Contract

Warren Creavalle

Philadelphia Union

Out of Contract

Chris Duvall

Portland Timbers

Option

Kyle Beckerman

Real Salt Lake

Option

Luke Mulholland

Real Salt Lake

Out of Contract

Chris Wondolowski

San Jose Earthquakes

Out of Contract

Jimmy Medranda

Seattle Sounders FC

Out of Contract

Joevin Jones

Seattle Sounders FC

Out of Contract

Roman Torres

Seattle Sounders FC

Option

Erik Hurtado

Sporting Kansas City

Out of Contract

Matt Besler

Sporting Kansas City

Out of Contract

Richard Sanchez

Sporting Kansas City

Out of Contract

Roger Espinoza

Sporting Kansas City

Option

Eriq Zavaleta

Toronto FC

Out of Contract

Justin Morrow

Toronto FC

Out of Contract

Laurent Ciman

Toronto FC

Out of Contract

Andy Rose

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Out of Contract

Bryan Meredith

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Option

Fredy Montero

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Out of Contract

Charles Lyon

N/A

Out of Contract

2020 RE-ENTRY ELIGIBLE PLAYER LIST

Player

Club

Status

Brendan Moore

Atlanta United

Option

Edgar Castillo

Atlanta United

Option

Jerome Williams

Atlanta United

Option

Lagos Kunga

Atlanta United

Option

Laurence Wyke

Atlanta United

Option

Manuel Castro

Atlanta United

Option

Brandt Bronico

Chicago Fire FC

Option

Connor Sparrow

Chicago Fire FC

Option

Jeremiah Gutjahr

Chicago Fire FC

Option

Niki Jackson

Colorado Rapids

Option

Youness Mokhtar

Columbus Crew SC

Option

Gelmin Rivas

D.C. United

Option

Mohammed Abu

D.C. United

Option

Andrew Gutman

FC Cincinnati

Out of Contract

Greg Garza

FC Cincinnati

Option

Hassan Ndam

FC Cincinnati

Option

Mathieu Deplagne

FC Cincinnati

Option

Rashawn Dally

FC Cincinnati

Option

Rey Ortiz

FC Cincinnati

Option

Bobby Edwards

FC Cincinnati

Option

Spencer Richey

FC Cincinnati

Out of Contract

Tommy McCabe

FC Cincinnati

Option

Francis Atuahene

FC Dallas

Option

Reto Ziegler

FC Dallas

Out of Contract

Kyle Adams

Houston Dynamo FC

Option

Ronaldo Pena

Houston Dynamo FC

Option

Tomas Martinez

Houston Dynamo FC

Option

Wilfried Zahibo

Houston Dynamo FC

Option

David Norman

Inter Miami CF

Option

Denso Ulysse

Inter Miami CF

Option

Jerome Kiesewetter

Inter Miami CF

Option

Adrien Perez

Los Angeles FC

Option

Andy Najar

Los Angeles FC

Option

Jesus Murillo

Los Angeles FC

Option

Mark Segbers

Los Angeles FC

Out of Contract

Mohamed El-Munir

Los Angeles FC

Out of Contract

Cristian Pavon

LA Galaxy

Option

Emil Cuello

LA Galaxy

Option

Emiliano Insua

LA Galaxy

Option

Gordon Wild

LA Galaxy

Option

Joe Corona

LA Galaxy

Option

Jonathan Klinsmann

LA Galaxy

Option

Rolf Feltscher

LA Galaxy

Out of Contract

Yony Gonzalez

LA Galaxy

Option

Brent Kallman

Minnesota United FC

Option

Gregory Ranjitsingh

Minnesota United FC

Option

James Musa

Minnesota United FC

Option

Jose Aja

Minnesota United FC

Option

Kevin Partida

Minnesota United FC

Option

Luis Amarilla

Minnesota United FC

Option

Raheem Edwards

Minnesota United FC

Out of Contract

Bojan Krkic

Montreal Impact

Option

Jorge Corrales

Montreal Impact

Out of Contract

Rod Fanni

Montreal Impact

Out of Contract

Shamit Shome

Montreal Impact

Option

Steeven Saba

Montreal Impact

Option

Alan Winn

Nashville SC

Option

Brayan Beckeles

Nashville SC

Option

CJ Cochran

Nashville SC

Out of Contract

Ken Tribbett

Nashville SC

Option

Tanner Dieterich

Nashville SC

Option

Antonio Mlinar Delamea

New England Revolution

Out of Contract

Cristian Penilla

New England Revolution

Option

Jeff Caldwell

New England Revolution

Option

Michael Mancienne

New England Revolution

Option

Chris Lema

New York Red Bulls

Option

Kendall McIntosh

New York Red Bulls

Out of Contract

Marc Rzatkowski

New York Red Bulls

Option

Patrick Seagrist

New York Red Bulls

Option

Samuel Tetteh

New York Red Bulls

Option

Gary Mackay-Steven

New York City FC

Option

Gedion Zelalem

New York City FC

Option

Alex De John

Orlando City SC

Option

Robinho

Orlando City SC

Option

Josue Colman

Orlando City SC

Option

Santiago Patino

Orlando City SC

Option

Andrew Wooten

Philadelphia Union

Option

Andres Flores

Portland Timbers

Option

Felipe Mora

Portland Timbers

Option

Larrys Mabiala

Portland Timbers

Out of Contract

Alvin Jones

Real Salt Lake

Option

Nedum Onuoha

Real Salt Lake

Out of Contract

Giuseppe Rossi

Real Salt Lake

Option

Danny Hoesen

San Jose Earthquakes

Out of Contract

Guram Kashia

San Jose Earthquakes

Option

Luis Felipe

San Jose Earthquakes

Option

Vako Qazaishvili

San Jose Earthquakes

Option

Gustav Svensson

Seattle Sounders FC

Out of Contract

Joao Paulo

Seattle Sounders FC

Option

Justin Dhillon

Seattle Sounders FC

Option

Kelvin Leerdam

Seattle Sounders FC

Out of Contract

Miguel Ibarra

Seattle Sounders FC

Option

Rodrigo Cecchini

Seattle Sounders FC

Out of Contract

Eric Dick

Sporting Kansas City

Option

Felipe Gutierrez

Sporting Kansas City

Option

Wan Kuzain

Sporting Kansas City

Option

Winston Reid

Sporting Kansas City

Option

Pablo Piatti

Toronto FC

Option

Caleb Patterson-Sewell

N/A

Option

Luis Argudo

N/A

Option

 

 

 

 

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