Expansion Draft: MLS clubs reveal protected lists

Major League Soccer released the list of players clubs will protect and make available to Orlando City and New York City FC in Wednesday's Expansion Draft. Each of the two new clubs will make 10 picks. For a look at all the big names who were made available plus some of the key Expansion Draft rules.

Players left unprotected include five starters from the New York Red Bulls, D.C. United's Eddie Johnson and its captain, Davey Arnaud, Donovan Ricketts, the 2013 Goalkeeper of the Year winner with Portland, and left backs Chris Wingert (Real Salt Lake) and Corey Ashe (Houston). The only player who started in MLS Cup 2014 and was unprotected is New England's A.J. Soares, with whom the Revs are negotiating a new contract.

The Expansion Draft will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on MLSsoccer.com.

Expansion Draft: Rules

The most important thing to know about the Expansion Draft is that each team gets to protect 11 players (plus Homegrown and Generation adidas players exempt from the draft). If it loses a player, it then gets to protect another player, and it can lose no more than two players.

A few other rules to keep in mind:

-- Teams are limited to the number of international players they may make available, the thinking being that the limitation of eight international players per team makes them less attractive. Many foreign players, though, have come to MLS and gained green card, so they are no longer classified as international players.

-- Players on teams are classified as senior or supplemental players and that classification determines whether they count against a team's salary cap. Orlando City and NYCFC must place all players taken in the Expansion Draft as senior players.

Note: Players in bold are classified by MLS as international players.

CHICAGO FIRE
Available Players
Ianni, Patrick (option declined)
Joya, Benji (loan ended)
Kinney, Steven (option declined)
Nyassi, Sanna (option declined)
Pongolle, Florent (option declined)
Reynish, Kyle
Segares, Gonzalo
Soumare, Bakary (option declined)
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Cochrane, Greg
Fondy, Matthew (option declined)
Franco, Marco (option declined)
Jumper, Hunter (option declined)
Kann, Alec
Ward, Grant (loan ended)
 
Protected Players
Amarikwa, Quincy
Anangono, Juan (on loan to LDU Quito)
Cocis, Razvan
Earnshaw, Robert
Johnson, Sean
Larentowicz, Jeff
Magee, Mike
Alex
Nyarko, Patrick
Palmer, Lovel
Watson, Matt
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Pineda, Victor (out of contract)
Ritter, Chris
Shipp, Harry
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
None
 
COLORADO RAPIDS
Available Players
Agbossoumonde, Gale (option declined)
Buddle, Edson (option declined)
Burch, Marc
Cascio, Tony
Castrillon, Geoffrey (acquired from New England)
Hill, Kamani (option declined)
Imbongo, Dimitry (acquired from New England)
Jose Maria
Mullan, Brian
Mwanga, Danny (option declined)
Piermayr, Thomas (option declined)
Wynne, Marvell (option declined)
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Alvarez, Carlos
Berner, John
Eloundou, Charles
Neeskens, John
Van De Casteele, Grant (option declined)

Protected Players
Brown, Deshorn
Harrington, Michael (acquired from Portland)
Irwin, Clint
Klute, Chris
Knight, Zat
LaBrocca, Nick (option declined)
Moor, Drew
Powers, Dillon
Sanchez, Vicente
Torres, Gabriel
Watts, Jared
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Armstrong, Davy (option declined)
Calvert, Caleb
O'Neill, Shane
Serna, Dillon
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
Hairston, Marlon
 
COLUMBUS CREW
Available Players
Arrieta, Jairo (option declined)
Gehrig, Eric (out of contract)
Paladini, Daniel (option declined)
Speas, Ben
Sweat, Ben
Viana, Agustin (option declined)
Wahl, Tyson
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Baiden, Kingsley (option declined)
Bedell, Adam
George, Kevan
Schoenfeld, Aaron
Stuver, Brad
 
Protected Players
Clark, Steven
Finlay, Ethan
Francis, Waylon
Gall, Romain
Higuain, Federico
Jimenez, Hector
Kamara, Kei
Meram, Justin (out of contract)
Parkhurst, Michael
Pogatetz, Emmanuel
Tchani, Tony
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Barson, Chad
Friedman, Ross (option declined)
Lampson, Matt
Trapp, Wil
Walker, Matt
Wiet, Matt (option declined)
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
None
 
D.C. UNITED
Available Players
Arnaud, Davy
Attakora, Nana (option declined)
Caskey, Alex (option declined)
Doyle, Conor
Driver, Andrew (option declined by Houston -- acquired from Houston)
Dykstra, Andrew
Estrada, David (extended bona-fide offer)
Jeffrey, Jared
Johnson, Eddie
Korb, Chris
McNamara, Thomas (acquired from Chivas USA)
Neal, Lewis
Opare, Kofi
Parke, Jeff (option declined)
Porter, Kyle (option declined)
 
Protected Players
Boswell, Bobby
DeLeon, Nick
Espindola, Fabian
Franklin, Sean
Hamid, Bill
Kitchen, Perry
Pontius, Chris
Rolfe, Chris
Silva, Luis
Birnbaum, Steven
Kemp, Taylor
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Martin, Collin
Robinson, Jalen
Seaton, Michael
Shanosky, Conner
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
None
 
FC DALLAS
Available Players
Benitez, Jair (option declined)
Cabrera, Walter (option declined)
Escobar, Andres (option declined)
Fernandez, Raul (option declined)
John, George (option declined)
Keel, Stephen
Luccin, Peter (option declined)
Moffat, Adam (option declined)
Texeira, David
Thomas, Hendry (option declined)
Span, Brian
Walker, Nicholas (option declined)
 
Protected Players
Akindele, Tesho
Castillo, Fabian
Diaz, Mauro
Hedges, Matt
Hollingshead, Ryan
Kennedy, Dan (acquired from Chivas USA)
Loyd, Zach
Michel
Perez, Blas
Seitz, Chris
Watson, JeVaughn
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Acosta, Kellyn
Craft, Coy
Garcia, Danny
Gonzalez, Jesse
Hernandez, Moises
Top, Jonathan (out of contract)
Ulloa, Victor
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
Zimmerman, Walker
 
HOUSTON DYNAMO
Available Players
Ashe, Corey
Carrasco, Servando (out of contract)
Cummings, Omar (option declined)
Horst, David
Inkoom, Samuel (acquired from D.C. United)
Ownby, Brian (option declined)
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Arena, Anthony (option declined)
Lisch, Michael
Sherrod, Mark
Willis, Joe (acquired from D.C. United)
 
Protected Players
Barnes, Giles
Beasley, DaMarcus
Boniek Garcia, Oscar
Bruin, Will
Clark, Ricardo
Davis, Brad
Deric, Tyler
Garrido, Luis
Lopez, Alexander
Sarkodie, Kofi
Taylor, Jermaine
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Salazar, Bryan (options declined)
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
Cochran, AJ
Johnson, Jason
 
LA GALAXY
Available Players
Dunivant, Todd
Gargan, Dan
Gordon, Alan
Perk, Brian
Riley, James
Walker, Kenney
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Garcia, Rafael
Rowe, Brian
Rugg, Charlie
Venter, Kyle

Protected Players
DeLaGarza, AJ
Gonzalez, Omar
Husidic, Baggio
Ishizaki, Stefan
Juninho
Leonardo
Keane, Robbie
Meyer, Tommy
Penedo, Jaime
Rogers, Robbie
Sarvas, Marcelo
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Jamieson, Bradford
McBean, Jack
Mendiola, Raul
Sorto, Oscar
Villarreal, Jose
Zardes, Gyasi
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
Hoffman, Chandler

Note: LA Galaxy's player moves not announced.
 
MONTREAL IMPACT
Available Players
Bissue, James (option declined)
Danso, Mamadou (option declined)
Ferrari, Matteo  (option declined)
Gonzalez, Santiago
Krol, Krzysztof
Lopez Rodriguez, Adrian
Nakajima-Ferran, Issey
Pearce, Heath
Perkins, Troy
Soriola, Gege
Larrea, Gorka (option declined)
Toia, Donny (acquired from Chivas USA)
 
Protected Players
Bernier, Patrice
Bush, Evan
Camara, Hassoun
Duka, Dilly (out of contract)
Mallace, Calum
Martins, Felipe
Mapp, Justin
McInerney, Jack
Piatti, Ignacio
Romero, Andres
Smith, Blake
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Beland-Goyette, Louis
Crepeau, Maxime
Gagnon-Lapare, Jeremy
Jackson-Hamel, Anthony
Lefevre, Wandrille
Messoudi, Zakaria (option declined)
Ouimette, Karl
Tissot, Maxim
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
Miller, Eric
 
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
Available Players
Barnes, Darrius
Bengston, Jerry (on loan to Belgrano)
Dorman, Andy
Fagundez, Diego
Knighton, Brad (out of contract)
McCarthy, Stephen (out of contract)
Nasco, Joe (option declined)
Soares, AJ (out of contract)
Taylor, Tony (option declined)
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Akpan, Andre (option declined)
Jackson, Larry (option declined)
Joseph, Shalrie (option declined)
Mullins, Patrick
Neumann, Steven
Sanchez, Jossimar (option declined)
Smith, Donne (option declined)
Soffner, Luis (option declined)
Sundly, Alec (option declined)
 
Protected Players
Alston, Kevin
Bunbury, Teal (out of contract)
Davies, Charlie
Farrell, Andrew
Goncalves, Jose
Jones, Jermaine
Kobayashi, Daigo
Nguyen, Lee
Rowe, Kelyn
Shuttleworth, Robert
Tierney, Chris
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Caldwell, Scott
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
None

NEW YORK RED BULLS
Available Players
Cahill, Tim
Convey, Bobby (option declined)
Eckersley, Richard (option declined)
Henry, Thierry (out of contract)
Kimura, Kosuke (option declined)
Lozano, Armando
Luyindula, Peguy
Perrinelle, Damien (option declined)
Sekagya, Ibrahim (option declined)
Sene, Saer (option declined)
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Bover, Ruben
Bustamante, Michael
Obekop, Marius (option declined)
Stevenson, Eric
 
Protected Players
Alexander, Eric
Christianson, Ian
Duvall, Chris
McCarty, Dax
Meara, Ryan
Miller, Roy
Olave, Jamison
Oyongo, Ambroise
Robles, Luis
Sam, Lloyd
Wright-Phillips, Bradley
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Castano, Santiago
Lade, Connor
Miazga, Matt
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
None
 
PHILADELPHIA UNION
Available Players
Berry, Austin
Brown, Brian (option declined)
Bone, Corben (option declined)
Fred (option declined)
Carroll, Brian (out of contract)
Casey, Conor (option declined)
Cruz, Danny
Hoppenot, Antoine
Lahoud, Michael
M'Bohli, Rais
MacMath, Zac
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Fernandes, Leo
Marquez, Richard
Ribeiro, Pedro
Wheeler, Aaron
 
Protected Players
Edu, Maurice
Fabinho
Gaddis, Raymon
LeToux, Sebastian
Maidana, Cristian
Nogueira, Vincent
Sapong, CJ (acquired from Sporting KC)
Valdes, Carlos
Wenger, Andrew
Williams, Sheanon
White, Ethan
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Hernandez, Cristhian (option declined)
McLaughlin, Jimmy
Pfeffer, Zachary
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
Blake, Andre
 
PORTLAND TIMBERS
Available Players
Alhassan, Kalif (option declined)
Fernandez, Gaston
Jewsbury, Jack
Kah, Pa Modou (option declined)
McKenzie, Rauwshan
O'Rourke, Danny
Paparatto, Norberto
Ricketts, Donovan
Villafana, Jorge
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Fochive, George
Gallego, Bryan (option declined)
Gleeson, Jake
Nanchoff, Michael
Peay, Taylor
Weber, Andrew
 
Protected Players
Adi, Fanendo
Borchers, Nat (extended bona-fide offer by Portland)
Chara, Diego
Johnson, Will
Nagbe, Darlington
Powell, Alvas
Ridgewell, Liam
Urruti, Maximiliano
Valeri, Diego
Wallace, Rodney
Zemanski, Ben
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Evans, Steven (option declined -- signed by T2)
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
Tshuma, Ntokozo
 
REAL SALT LAKE
Available Players
Attinella, Jeff
Balchan, Rich (option declined)
Findley, Robbie (option declined)
Grabavoy, Ned
Grossman, Cole (extended bona-fide offer)
Mansally, Abdoulie
Wingert, Chris (extended bona-fide offer)
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Maund, Aaron (option declined)
Salcedo, Carlos
Sandoval, Devon
Stertzer, John
Velasquez, Sebastian
 
Protected Players
Beckerman, Kyle
Beltran, Tony
Garcia, Olmes
Gil, Luis
Jaime, Sebastian
Morales, Javier
Mulholland, Luke
Plata, Joao
Rimando, Nick
Saborio, Alvaro
Schuler, Chris
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Allen, Jordan
Fernandez, Eduardo
Glad, Justen
Lopez, Benji (option declined)
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
None
 
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
Available Players
Barklage, Brandon
Busch, Jon (out of contract)
Djalo, Yannick
Fucito, Mike
Gorlitz, Andreas
Harris, Atiba (out of contract)
Harden, Ty
Hernandez, Jason
Pierazzi, Jean Baptiste
Pintos, Pablo
Stephenson, Khari
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Cato, Cordell
Jahn, Adam
Knutsen, Billy
Meredith, Bryan
Muller, Thomas
Schuler, Billy
Tyrpak, Kristopher
 
Protected Players
Bernardez, Victor
Bingham, David
Cronin, Sam
Francis, Shaun
Goodson, Clarence
Koval, JJ
Lenhart, Steven (out of contract)
Perez Garcia, Matias
Salinas, Shea
Stewart, Jordan
Wondolowski, Chris
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Thompson, Tommy
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
None

Note: San Jose's player moves not announced.
 
SEATTLE SOUNDERS
Available Players
Anibaba, Jalil (out of contract)
Azira, Michael
Bowen, Tristan (option declined)
Cooper, Kenny
Ford, Josh (option declined)
Gonzalez, Leonardo
Long, Aaron
Ockford, Jimmy
Parsemain, Kevin
Remick, Dylan
Scott, Zach
Weaver, Cam (option declined)
 
Protected Players
Alonso, Osvaldo
Barrett, Chad
Dempsey, Clint
Evans, Brad
Frei, Stefan
Marshall, Chad
Martins, Obafemi
Neagle, Lamar
Pappa, Marco
Pineda, Gonzalo
Rose, Andy
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Kovar, Aaron
Okoli, Sean (option declined)
Yedlin, DeAndre
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
Lowe, Damion
 
SPORTING KANSAS CITY
Available Players
Bieler, Claudio
Claros, Jorge
Dovale, Antonio (option declined)
Gruenebaum, Andy (option declined)
Kronberg, Eric (option declined)
Olum, Lawrence (contract terminated)
Peterson, Jacob (out of contract)
Steuble, Martin
Zizzo, Sal (option declined)
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Duke, Christian
Kafari, Michael (option declined)
Munoz, Victor (option declined)
Saad, Soony (out of contract)

Protected Players
Anor, Bernardo (acquired from Columbus)
Besler, Matthew
Dwyer, Dom
Feilhaber, Benny
Juliao, Igor
Myers, Chance
Nagamura, Paulo
Opara, Ike
Sinovic, Seth
Zusi, Graham
Medranda, Jimmy
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Ellis, Kevin (out of contract)
Kempin, Jon
Palmer-Brown, Erik
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
Lopez, Mikey
 
TORONTO FC
Available Players
Bloom, Mark
Caldwell, Steven
DeRosario, Dwayne (option declined)
Dike, Bright (out of contract)
Hall, Jeremy (option declined)
Jackson
Konopka, Chris'
Lovitz, Daniel
Oduro, Dominic
Orr, Bradley (loan ended)
Richter, Ryan (option declined)
Wiedeman, Andrew (option declined)
 
Protected Players
Bekker, Kyle
Bendik, Joe
Bradley, Michael
Creavalle, Warren
Defoe, Jermaine
Gilberto
Hagglund, Nick
Moore, Luke
Morrow, Justin
Osorio, Jonathan
Warner, Collen
 
Homegrown Players exempt from selection
Aparicio, Manuel
Delgado, Marco
Hamilton, Jordan
Henry, Doneil (loan ended)
Manella, Chris
Morgan, Ashtone
Roberts, Quillan
 
Generation adidas Players exempt from selection
None
 
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
Available Players
Ballouchy, Mehdi
Diouf, Mamadou (option declined)
Fernandez, Sebastian (option declined -- loan ended)
Mezquida, Gabriel (option declined)
Mitchell, Carlyle
O'Brien, Andy
Rosales, Mauro (option declined)
Tornaghi, Paolo
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Lewis, Andre
 
Protected Players
Beitashour, Steven
Harvey, Jordan
Hurtado, Erik
Koffie, Gershon
Laba, Matias
Leveron, Johnny (option declined)
Manneh, Kekuta
Mattocks, Darren
Morales, Pedro
Ousted, David
Waston, Kendall
 
Homegrown Players (exempt from selection)
Adekugbe, Samuel
Alderson, Bryce
Carducci, Marco
Clarke, Caleb
Froese, Kianz
Sampson, Ethen
Teibert, Russell

Generation adidas Players (exempt from selection)
Dean, Christian
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