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2017 Expansion Draft Protected Players

Major League Soccer has announced the list of players available for selection in the 2017 expansion draft. Minnesota United participated in last year’s expansion draft, selecting Chris Duval, Collen Warner, Mohammed Saied, Jeff Attinella and Femi Hollinger-Janzen. Of that list, all but Collen Warner were traded away. This year’s expansion draft provides an opportunity for expansion club LAFC to select up to five players from the list of available players.

The 2017 Expansion Draft will take place Tuesday, Dec. 12, beginning at 1 p.m. CT. Generation adidas and homegrown players are automatically exempt, meaning MNUFC can protect up to 11 players from selection in the Expansion Draft. LAFC can only draft a single player from any one club.

MNUFC Protected List:

  1. Bobby Shuttleworth
  2. Francisco Calvo
  3. Michael Boxall
  4. Brent Kallman
  5. Jerome Thiesson
  6. Marc Burch
  7. Sam Cronin
  8. Kevin Molino
  9. Ibson
  10. Ethan Finlay
  11. Christian Ramirez

Abu Danladi, Harrison Heath and Collin Martin are all protected as homegrown and Generation adidas players.

* indicates the player is eligible for Free Agency

Club Player
Atlanta United Mikey Ambrose
Atlanta United Yamil Asad
Atlanta United Mark Bloom
Atlanta United Bobby Boswell*
Atlanta United Kevin Kratz
Atlanta United Jeff Larentowicz*
Atlanta United Zack Loyd*
Atlanta United Chris McCann
Atlanta United Tyrone Mears
Atlanta United Kevin Oliveira
Atlanta United Jeffrey Otoo
Atlanta United Tyler Pasher
Atlanta United Jacob Peterson
Atlanta United Kyle Reynish*
Atlanta United Anton Walkes
Atlanta United Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu
Atlanta United Romario Williams
Chicago Fire David Arshakyan
Chicago Fire Rodrigo Bava
Chicago Fire Brandt Bronico
Chicago Fire Stefan Cleveland
Chicago Fire Jorge Corales
Chicago Fire Michael de Leeuw
Chicago Fire Christian Dean
Chicago Fire Matej Dekovic
Chicago Fire John Goossens
Chicago Fire Michael Harrington*
Chicago Fire Daniel Johnson
Chicago Fire Matt Lampson
Chicago Fire Joao Meira
Colorado Rapids John Berner
Colorado Rapids Bobby Burling*
Colorado Rapids Dennis Castillo
Colorado Rapids Mike Da Fonte
Colorado Rapids Joshua Gatt
Colorado Rapids Luis Gil
Colorado Rapids Alan Gordon*
Colorado Rapids Sam Hamilton
Colorado Rapids Mohammed Saeid
Colorado Rapids Mekeil Williams
Columbus Crew SC Waylon Francis
Columbus Crew SC Niko Hansen
Columbus Crew SC Marshall Hollingsworth
Columbus Crew SC Adam Jahn
Columbus Crew SC Hector Jimenez
Columbus Crew SC Logan Ketterer
Columbus Crew SC Conor Maloney
Columbus Crew SC Cristian Martinez
Columbus Crew SC Jonathan Mensah
Columbus Crew SC Abuchi Obinwa
Columbus Crew SC Jukka Raitala
Columbus Crew SC Rodrigo Saravia
Columbus Crew SC Gaston Sauro
Columbus Crew SC Brad Stuver
Columbus Crew SC Josh Williams
D.C. United Deshorn Brown
D.C. United Julian Buescher
D.C. United Steve Clark
D.C. United Sean Franklin*
D.C. United Bill Hamid
D.C. United Jared Jeffrey
D.C. United Eric Klenofsky
D.C. United Chris Korb
D.C. United Bruno Miranda
D.C. United Patrick Nyarko*
D.C. United Chris Odio-Atsem
D.C. United Chris Rolfe*
D.C. United Lloyd Sam
D.C. United Marcelo Sarvas
D.C. United Rob Vincent
D.C. United Travis Worra
FC Dallas Carlos Cermeno
FC Dallas Anibal Chala
FC Dallas Eduardo Cortes
FC Dallas Maynor Figueroa
FC Dallas Luis Gonzalez
FC Dallas Hernan Grana
FC Dallas Atiba Harris*
FC Dallas Walker Hume
FC Dallas Roland Lamah
FC Dallas Javier Morales*
FC Dallas Chris Seitz*
Houston Dynamo Eric Alexander*
Houston Dynamo Arturo Alvarez
Houston Dynamo Jalil Anibaba
Houston Dynamo DaMarcus Beasley*
Houston Dynamo Calle Brown
Houston Dynamo Ricardo Clark*
Houston Dynamo AJ DeLaGarza*
Houston Dynamo Jose Escalante
Houston Dynamo Boniek Garcia
Houston Dynamo Kevin Garcia
Houston Dynamo Joe Holland
Houston Dynamo Taylor Hunter
Houston Dynamo Alex Lima
Houston Dynamo George Malki
Houston Dynamo Vicente Sanchez
Houston Dynamo Philippe Senderos
Houston Dynamo Charlie Ward
LA Galaxy Michael Ciani
LA Galaxy Bradley Diallo
LA Galaxy Clement Diop
LA Galaxy Rafael Garcia
LA Galaxy Jermaine Jones
LA Galaxy Jon Kempin
LA Galaxy Ariel Lassiter
LA Galaxy Jack McInerney
LA Galaxy Brian Rowe
LA Galaxy Pele van Anholt
Minnesota United FC Bernardo Anor
Minnesota United FC Justin Davis
Minnesota United FC Thomas De Villardi
Minnesota United FC Vadim Demidov
Minnesota United FC Joe Greenspan
Minnesota United FC Miguel Ibarra
Minnesota United FC Ismaila Jome
Minnesota United FC Alex Kapp
Minnesota United FC Jose Leiton
Minnesota United FC Patrick McLain
Minnesota United FC Sam Nicholson
Minnesota United FC Rasmus Schuller
Minnesota United FC Jermaine Taylor
Minnesota United FC Johan Venegas
Minnesota United FC Kevin Venegas
Minnesota United FC Collen Warner
Montreal Impact Hernan Bernardello
Montreal Impact Patrice Bernier
Montreal Impact Dein Boldor
Montreal Impact Hassoun Camara
Montreal Impact Nick DePuy
Montreal Impact Shaun Francis*
Montreal Impact Eric Kronberg*
Montreal Impact Wandrille Lefevre
Montreal Impact Matteo Mancosu
Montreal Impact Dominic Oduro
Montreal Impact Andrew Romero
Montreal Impact Michael Salazar
New England Revolution Benjamin Angoua
New England Revolution Femi Hollinger-Janzen
New England Revolution Brad Knighton*
New England Revolution Daigo Kobayashi
New England Revolution Xavier Kouassi
New England Revolution Donnie Smith
New England Revolution Josh Smith
New England Revolution Matt Turner
New England Revolution Chris Tierney
New England Revolution JeVaughn Watson
New England Revolution London Woodberry
New England Revolution Brian Wright
New York City FC RJ Allen
New York City FC Kwame Awuah
New York City FC Migual Camargo
New York City FC Maxime Chanot
New York City FC Shannon Gomez
New York City FC Eirik Johansen
New York City FC Mikey Lopez
New York City FC Jefferson Mena
New York City FC Sean Okoli
New York City FC Andre Rawls
New York City FC Khiry Shelton
New York City FC John Stertzer
New York City FC Andraz Struna
New York City FC Ethan White
New York Red Bulls Anatole Abang
New York Red Bulls Gideon Baah
New York Red Bulls Vincent Bezecourt
New York Red Bulls Aurelien Collin
New York Red Bulls Dilly Duka*
New York Red Bulls Mike Grella
New York Red Bulls Muhammed Keita
New York Red Bulls Connor Lade
New York Red Bulls Zeiko Lewis
New York Red Bulls Dan Metzger
New York Red Bulls Hassan Ndam Fouapon
New York Red Bulls Damien Perrinelle
New York Red Bulls Sal Zizzo*
Orlando City SC Kevin Alston*
Orlando City SC Giles Barnes
Orlando City SC Hadji Barry
Orlando City SC Servando Carrasco
Orlando City SC Pierre Da Silva
Orlando City SC Conor Donovan
Orlando City SC Earl Edwards Jr.
Orlando City SC Devron Garcia
Orlando City SC Victor Giro
Orlando City SC Sebastian Hines
Orlando City SC Antonio Nocerino
Orlando City SC Leonardo Pereira
Orlando City SC Dillon Powers
Orlando City SC Rafael Ramos
Orlando City SC Tony Rocha
Orlando City SC Josh Saunders*
Philadelphia Union Roland Alberg
Philadelphia Union Eric Ayuk
Philadelphia Union Warren Creavalle
Philadelphia Union Charlie Davies
Philadelphia Union Maurice Edu
Philadelphia Union Raymon Gaddis
Philadelphia Union Aaron Jones
Philadelphia Union Richard Marquez
Philadelphia Union John McCarthy
Philadelphia Union Jake McGuire
Philadelphia Union Oguchi Onyewu
Philadelphia Union Chris Pontius*
Philadelphia Union Jay Simpson
Philadelphia Union Ken Tribbett
Philadelphia Union Giliano Wijnaldum
Portland Timbers Gbenga Arokoyo
Portland Timbers Victor Arboleda
Portland Timbers Jeff Attinella
Portland Timbers Jack Barmby
Portland Timbers Rennico Clarke
Portland Timbers Jake Gleeson
Portland Timbers Kendall McIntosh
Portland Timbers Lucas Melano
Portland Timbers Roy Miller
Portland Timbers Chance Myers
Portland Timbers Amobi Okugo
Portland Timbers Lawrence Olum
Portland Timbers Bill Tuiloma
Portland Timbers Zarek Valentin
Portland Timbers Ben Zemanski*
Real Salt Lake Chad Barrett*
Real Salt Lake Tony Beltran
Real Salt Lake Nick Besler
Real Salt Lake Reagan Dunk
Real Salt Lake Omar Holness
Real Salt Lake Yuri Movsisyan
Real Salt Lake Stephen Obayan Sunday
Real Salt Lake Demar Phillips
Real Salt Lake Justin Schmidt
Real Salt Lake Chris Schuler*
Real Salt Lake Connor Sparrow
Real Salt Lake Matt Van Oekel
Real Salt Lake Chris Wingert*
San Jose Earthquakes Francois Affolter
San Jose Earthquakes Quincy Amarikwa
San Jose Earthquakes Leandro Barrera
San Jose Earthquakes Victor Bernardez
San Jose Earthquakes Matt Bersano
San Jose Earthquakes Cordell Cato
San Jose Earthquakes Kip Colvey
San Jose Earthquakes Harold Cummings
San Jose Earthquakes Simon Dawkins
San Jose Earthquakes Andrew Imperiale
San Jose Earthquakes Lindo Mfeka
San Jose Earthquakes Marc Pelosi
San Jose Earthquakes Kofi Sarkodi
San Jose Earthquakes Matheus Silva
San Jose Earthquakes Marco Urena
Seattle Sounders FC Tony Alfaro
Seattle Sounders FC Osvaldo Alonso
Seattle Sounders FC Jordy Delem
Seattle Sounders FC Brad Evans*
Seattle Sounders FC Oneil Fisher
Seattle Sounders FC Joevin Jones
Seattle Sounders FC Calum Mallace
Seattle Sounders FC Zach Mathers
Seattle Sounders FC Bryan Meredith
Seattle Sounders FC Tyler Miller
Seattle Sounders FC Lamar Neagle*
Seattle Sounders FC Harry Shipp
Sporting Kansas City Saad Abdul-Salaam
Sporting Kansas City Kharlton Belmar
Sporting Kansas City Latif Blessing
Sporting Kansas City Amer Didic
Sporting Kansas City Andrew Dykstra
Sporting Kansas City Cameron Iwasa
Sporting Kansas City Kenwyne Jones
Sporting Kansas City Diego Kostner
Sporting Kansas City Soni Mustivar
Sporting Kansas City Cameron Porter
Sporting Kansas City Soony Saad
Sporting Kansas City Seth Sinovic
Sporting Kansas City Colton Storm
Sporting Kansas City Alex Tambakis
Sporting Kansas City Adrian Zendejas
Toronto FC Oyvind Alseth
Toronto FC Brandon Aubrey
Toronto FC Steven Beitashour*
Toronto FC Benoit Cheyrou
Toronto FC Armando Cooper
Toronto FC Raheem Edwards
Toronto FC Tsubasa Endo
Toronto FC Nicholas Hasler
Toronto FC Jason Hernandez*
Toronto FC Clint Irwin
Toronto FC Drew Moor*
Toronto FC Mark Pais
Toronto FC Tosaint Ricketts
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Christian Bolanos
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Marcel De Jong
Vancouver Whitecaps FC David Edgar
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Deybi Flores
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Kyle Greig
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Jordan Harvey*
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Bernie Ibini-Isei
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Nosa Igiebor
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Andrew Jacobson*
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Matias Laba
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Brett Levis
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Aaron Maund
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Davis Ousted
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Spencer Richey
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Mauro Rosales
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Cole Seiler
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Brek Shea
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Cristian Techera
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Sheanon Williams