MLS Preseason: 2019 Updated Rosters

Here's a look at MLS rosters less than third weeks before the start of the 2019 season.

Atlanta United
2019 Roster (30 players)
Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan, Alec Kann, Brendan Moore (Rochdale/ENG).
Defenders (9): Mikey Ambrose, George Bello, Franco Escobar, Jon Gallagher, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Jose Hernandez, Michael Parkhurst, Florentin Pogba (Genclerbirligi/TUR), Miles Robinson, Brek Shea (Vancouver).
Midfielders (11): Ezequiel Barco, Andrew Carleton, Chris Goslin, Julian Gressel, Kevin Kratz, Jeff Larentowicz, Gonzalo “Pity” Martinez (River Plate/ARG), Darlington Nagbe, Dion Pereira (Watford/ENG), Eric Remedi.
Forwards (7): Lagos Kunga, Josef Martinez, Patrick Okonkwo, Brandon Vazquez, Tito Villalba, Gordon Wild, Romario Williams.

Chicago
2019 Roster (24 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Stefan Cleveland, David Ousted (D.C. United), Richard Sanchez.
Defender (6): Jorge Corrales, Raheem Edwards, Johan Kappelhof, Grant Lillard, Marcelo (Sporting/POR), *Andre Reynolds II (academy).
Midfielders (12): Mo Adams, Brandt Bronico, Diego Campos, Przemyslaw Frankowski (Jagiellonia Bialystok/POL), *Jeremiah Gutjahr (Indiana Univ.), Nicolas Hasler, Aleksandar Katai, Dax McCarty, Cristian Martinez (Columbus), Amando Moreno (NY Red Bulls II), Djordje Mihailovic, Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Forwards (3): Elliot Collier, Fabian Herbers (Philadelphia), Nemanja Nikolic.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

FC Cincinnati
2019 Roster (30 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Jimmy Hague (Michigan State Univ.), Spencer Richey (Vancouver), Przemyslaw Tyton (Dep. Coruna/ESP).
Defender (10): Mathieu Deplagne (Troyes/FRA), Greg Garza (Atlanta United), Logan Gdula (Wake Forest Univ.), Nick Hagglund (Toronto FC), Justin Hoyte, Forrest Lasso, Hassan Ndam (NY Red Bulls), Alvas Powell (Portland), Blake Smith, Kendall Waston (Vancouver)
Midfielders (14): Fatai Alashe, Nazmi Albadawi, Eric Alexander (Houston), Frankie Amaya (UCLA), Leonardo Bertone (Young Boys/SUI), Corben Bone, Allan Cruz (Herediano/CRC), Rashawn Dally (Quinnipiac Univ.), Roland Lamah (FC Dallas), Emmanuel Ledesma, Tommy McCabe (Univ. of Notre Dame), Jimmy McLaughlin, Caleb Stanko (Freiburg/GER), Victor Ulloa (FC Dallas).
Forwards (3): Fanendo Adi, Darren Mattocks (D.C. United), Emery Welshman.

Colorado
2019 Roster (26 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Tim Howard, Clint Irwin (Toronto FC), Andre Rawls (NYCFC).
Defenders (8): Kortne Ford, Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia), *Sam Raben (Wake Forest Univ.), Axel Sjoberg, Tommy Smith, Sam Vines, Danny Wilson, Deklan Wynne.
Midfielders (9): Kellyn Acosta, Cole Bassett, Nana Boateng, Johan Blomberg, Benny Feilhaber (LAFC), Nicolas Mezquida (Vancouver), Sam Nicholson, Jack Price, Dillon Serna.
Forwards (6): Shkelzen Gashi, *Matt Hundley (UCLA), Niki Jackson, Kei Kamara (Vancouver via FC Cincinnati), Diego Rubio (Sporting KC), Andre Shinyashiki (Univ. of Denver).
*2019 Homegrown signing.

Columbus
2019 Roster (29 players):
Goalkeepers (4): Joe Bendik (Orlando City), Jon Kempin, Ben Lundgaard, Zack Steffen.
Defenders (11): Lalas Abubakar, Harrison Afful, Alex Crognale, Waylon Francis (Seattle), Hector Jimenez, *Aboubacar Keita (Univ. of Virginia), Connor Maloney, Jonathan Mensah, Gaston Sauro, Milton Valenzuela, Josh Williams.
Midfielders (11): Luis Argudo, Artur, Robinho Barbosa (Ceara/BRA), Ricardo Clark, Niko Hansen, Federico Higuain, Justin Meram, Edward Opoku, Pedro Santos, Eduardo Sosa, Wil Trapp.
Forwards (3): Patrick Mullins, JJ Williams (Univ. of Kentucky), Gyasi Zardes.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

FC Dallas
2019 Roster (27 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Jesse Gonzalez, Jimmy Maurer, Kyle Zobeck.
Defenders (9): Bressan (Gremio/BRA), Reggie Cannon, Matt Hedges, Moises Hernandez, Ryan Hollingshead, John Nelson (Univ. of North Carolina), Marquinhos Pedroso, Bryan Reynolds, Reto Ziegler.
Midfielders (9): Bryan Acosta (Tenerife/ESP), Pablo Aranguiz, Michael Barrios, Carlos Gruezo, Jacori Hayes, Santiago Mosquera, Paxton Pomykal, Thomas Roberts, Brandon Servania.
Forwards (6): Francis Atuahene, Dominique Badji, Cristian Colman, Jesus Ferreira, Zdenek Ondrasek (Wisla Krakow/POL), Ema Twumasi.

D.C. United
2019 Roster (22 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Earl Edwards Jr. (Orlando City), Bill Hamid, Chris Seitz (Houston).
Defenders (9): Steven Birnbaum, Frederic Brillant, Oniel Fisher, Leonardo Jara (Boca Juniors/ARG, on loan), Joseph Mora, Chris Odoi-Atsem, *Donovan Pines (Univ. of Maryland), Jalen Robinson, Akeem Ward (Creighton Univ.)
Midfielders (9): Luciano Acosta, Paul Arriola, *Antonio Bustamante (William & Mary College), Russell Canouse, Chris Durkin, Junior Moreno, Lucas Rodriguez (Estudiantes/ARG), Ulises Segura, Zoltan Stieber.
Forward (1): Wayne Rooney.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

Houston
2019 Roster (26 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Tyler Deric, Michael Nelson,  Joe Willis.
Defenders (10): DaMarcus Beasley, A.J. DeLaGarza, Chris Duvall (Montreal), Maynor Figueroa (FC Dallas), Alejandro Fuenmayor, Kevin Garcia, Sam Junqua (Univ. of California), Adam Lundkvist, *Erik McCue (academy), Aljaz Struna (Palermo/ITA).
Midfielders (9): Eric Bird, Juan David Cabezas, Darwin Ceren, Boniek Garcia, Marlon Hairston (Colorado), Tomas Martinez, Tommy McNamara (NYCFC), Memo Rodriguez, Matias Vera (San Lorenzo/ARG).
Forwards (4): Alberth Elis, Mauro Manotas, Ronaldo Pena, Romell Quioto.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

LAFC
2019 Roster (21 players):
Goalkeeper (1): Tyler Miller
Defenders (8): Steven Beitashour, Tristan Blackmon, Mohamed El-Munir (Orlando City), Jordan Harvey, Dejan Jakovic, Eddie Segura (Atletico Huila/COL, on loan), Danilo Silva, Walker Zimmerman.
Midfielders (5): Eduard Atuesta, Andre Horta, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Lee Nguyen, Josh Perez.
Forwards (7): Latif Blessing, Shaft Brewer, Jr., Adama Diomande, Christian Ramirez, Diego Rossi, Carlos Vela, Rodolfo Zelaya (Alianza/SAL).

LA Galaxy
2019 Roster (25 players):
Goalkeepers (3): David Bingham, Matt Lampson (Minnesota United), Justin Vom Steeg.
Defenders (7): Hugo Arellano, Rolf Feltscher, Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Diego Polenta (Nacional/URU), Dave Romney, Jorgen Skjelvik, Daniel Steres.
Midfielders (10): Romain Alessandrini, Uriel Antuna (Man. City/ENG, on loan), Emmanuel Boateng, Servando Carrasco, Jonathan dos Santos, Juninho (Tijuana/MEX), Perry Kitchen, Sebastian Lletget, Joao Pedro, Chris Pontius.
Forwards (5): Efrain Alvarez, Bradford Jamieson IV, Giovani dos Santos, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ola Kamara.

Minnesota United
2019 Roster (23 players):

Goalkeeper (3): Vito Mannone (Reading/ENG, on loan), Bobby Shuttleworth, Dayne St. Clair (Univ. of Maryland).
Defenders (8): Michael Boxall, Francisco Calvo, Brent Kallman, Carter Manley, Romain Metanire (Reims/FRA), Eric Miller, Wyatt Omsberg, Ike Opara (Sporting KC).
Midfielders (8): Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle), Ethan Finlay, Jan Gregus (FC Copenhagen/DEN), Miguel Ibarra, Romario Ibarra, Collin Martin, Kevin Molino, Rasmus Schuller.
Forwards (4): Abu Danladi, Darwin Quintero, Mason Toye, Angelo Rodriguez.

Montreal
2019 Roster (22 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Evan Bush, Clement Diop, James Pantemis.
Defenders (8): Zachary Brault-Guillard (Lyon/FRA, on loan), Victor Cabrera, Rudy Camacho, Zakaria Diallo, *Daniel Kinumbe (academy), Daniel Lovitz, Jukka Raitala, Bacary Sagna.
Midfielders (8): Michael Azira, *Clement Bayiha (academy), Mathieu Choiniere, Ken Krolicki, Ignacio Piatti, Samuel Piette, Shamit Shome, Saphir Taider.
Forwards (3): Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Harry Novillo (Johor Darul Ta'zim/MAS), Maxi Urruti (FC Dallas).
*2019 Homegrown signing.

New England
2019 Roster (25 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Cody Cropper, Brad Knighton, Matt Turner.
Defenders (7): Jalil Anibaba, Brandon Bye, Edgar Castillo (Colorado), Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell, Michael Mancienne, Gabriel Somi.
Midfielders (9): Isaac Angking, Tajon Buchanan (Syracuse Univ.), Luis Caicedo, Scott Caldwell, Diego Fagundez, *Nicolas Firmino (academy), Carles Gil (Dep. Coruna/ESP), Zachary Herivaux, Wilfried Zahibo.
Forwards (6): Juan Agudelo, Teal Bunbury, Juan Fernando Caicedo (Inde. Medellin/COL, on loan), Cristian Penilla, *Justin Rennicks (Univ. of Indiana), Brian Wright.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

NYCFC
2019 Roster (25 players):
Goalkeeper (4): Luis Barraza (Marquette Univ.), Jeff Caldwell, Sean Johnson, Brad Stuver.
Defender (7): Alex Callens, Maxime Chanot, Sebastien Ibeagha, Ronald Matarrita, Joe Scally, Ben Sweat, Anton Tinnerholm.
Midfielders (10): Daniel Bedoya, *Justin Haak (academy), Jesus Medina, Maxi Moralez, Ebenezer Ofori (VfB Stuttgart/GER),  Keaton Parks (Benfica/POR, on loan), Alex Ring, Tony Rocha (Orlando City), James Sands, Juan Pablo Torres (Lokeren/BEL).
Forwards (4): Valentin Castellanos, Jonathan Lewis, Alexandru Mitrita (Universitatea Craiova/ROM), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

NY Red Bulls
2019 Roster (27 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Evan Louro, Ryan Meara, Luis Robles.
Defenders (7): Kyle Duncan, Connor Lade, Kemar Lawrence, Aaron Long, Michael Amir Murillo, Tim Parker, Amro Tarek (Orlando City).
Midfielders (14): Vincent Bezecourt, Cristian Casseres, Sean Davis, Marcus Epps (Philadelphia), Derrick Etienne, *Omir Fernandez (Wake Forest Univ.), Andreas Ivan, Kaku, *Jean-Christophe Koffi (Univ, of Virginia), Ben Mines, Alex Muyl, Danny Royer, Marc Rzatkowski, Florian Valot.
Forwards (3): Anatole Abang, Brian White, Bradley Wright-Phillips.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

Orlando City
2019 Roster (25 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Adam Grinwis, Greg Ranjitsingh (Louisville City), Mason Stajduhar.
Defenders (8): Danilo Acosta (Real Salt Lake, on loan), Carlos Ascues, Alex De John (Dalkurd/SWE), Joao Moutinho (LAFC), Shane O'Neill, Ruan (Ponte Preta/BRA), Lamine Sane, Kyle Smith (Louisville City).
Midfielders (9): Josue Colman, Pierre Da Silva, Cristian Higuita, Will Johnson, Sacha Kljestan, Cam Lindley, Sebas Mendez (Independiente del Valle/ECU), Dillon Powers, Uri Rosell.
Forwards (5): Tesho Akindele (FC Dallas), Dom Dwyer, *Benji Michel (Univ. of Portland), Chris Mueller. Santiago Patino (FIU).
*2019 Homegrown signing.

Philadelphia
2019 Roster (26 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Andre Blake, Carlos Miguel Coronel (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT), *Matt Freese (Harvard Univ.).
Defenders (9): Aurelien Collin (NY Red Bulls), Jack Elliott, Fabinho, Raymon Gaddis, Olivier Mbaizo, Mark McKenzie, Matt Real, Auston Trusty, Kai Wagner (Wuerzburger Kickers/GER).
Midfielders (9): *Brenden Aaronson (academy), Alejandro Bedoya, Warren Creavalle, Marco Fabian (Ein. Frankfurt/GER), Ilsinho, Anthony Fontana, Derrick Jones, Haris Medunjanin, Fafa Picault.
Forwards (5): David Accam, Cory Burke, Kacper Przybylko, Sergio Santos (Audax Italiano/CHI), CJ Sapong.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

Portland
2019 Roster (27 players):
Goalkeepers (4):
Jeff Attinella, Steve Clark, Aljaz Ivacic (Olimpija Ljubljana/SVN), Kendall McIntosh.
Defenders (8): Julio Cascante, Claude Dielna (New England), Marco Farfan, Modou Jadama, Larrys Mabiala, Bill Tuiloma, Zarek Valentin, Jorge Villafaña.
Midfielders (12): Dairon Asprilla, Sebastian Blanco, Diego Chara, Tomas Conechny (San Lorenzo/ARG on loan), Andres Flores, David Guzman, Marvin Loria (Timbers 2), Cristhian Paredes (Club America/MEX on loan), Andy Polo, Diego Valeri, Eryk Williamson, Renzo Zambrano (Timbers 2).
Forwards (3): Jeremy Ebobisse, Foster Langsdorf, Lucas Melano.

Real Salt Lake
2019 Roster (29 players):
Goalkeepers (4): Alex Horwath, *David Ochoa (academy), Andrew Putna, Nick Rimando.
Defenders (10): Tony Beltran, Nick Besler, Justen Glad, Adam Henley, Aaron Herrera, *Erik Holt (UCLA), Brooks Lennon, Nedum Onuoha, Marcelo Silva, Donny Toia (Orlando City).
Midfielders (11):  Jordan Allen, *Luis Arriaga (academy), Kyle Beckerman, Damir Kreilach, Everton Luiz (SPAL/Italy, on loan), Luke Mulholland, Joao Plata, Pablo Ruiz, Albert Rusnak, Sebastian Saucedo, Jefferson Savarino.
Forwards (4): Corey Baird, Sam Johnson (Valerenga/NOR), *Tate Schmitt (Univ. of Louisville), *Julian Vazquez (academy).
*2019 Homegrown signing.

San Jose
2019 Roster (30 players):
Goalkeepers (4): Matt Bersano, JT Marcinkowski, Andrew Tarbell, Daniel Vega (Tampa Bay Rowdies)
Defenders (11): Francois Affolter, Jacob Akanyirige, Harold Cummings, Guram Kashia, Nick Lima, Marcos Lopez (Sporting Cristal/PER), Paul Marie, Jimmy Ockford, Kevin Partida, Joel Qwiberg, Shea Salinas.
Midfielders (11): Eric Calvillo, Magnus Eriksson, Luis Felipe, Gilbert Fuentes, Anibal Godoy, Siad Haji (VCU), Judson (Tombense/BRA on loan), Florian Jungwirth, Tommy Thompson, Valeri “Vako” Qazaishvili, Jackson Yueill.
Forwards (4): Cade Cowell (academy), Cristian Espinoza (Villarreal/ESP, on loan), Danny Hoesen, Chris Wondolowski.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

Seattle.
2019 Roster (23 players):
Goalkeepers (3): Stefan Frei, Bryan Meredith, *Trey Muse (Indiana Univ.).
Defenders (8): Jonathan Campbell (Chicago), Kim Kee-hee, Kelvin Leerdam, Chad Marshall, Jordan McCrary, Nouhou, Brad Smith (on loan from Bournemouth/ENG), Roman Torres.
Midfielders (9): Handwalla Bwana, Jordy Delem, Nicolas Lodeiro, Victor Rodriguez, Alex Roldan, Cristian Roldan, Harry Shipp, Gustav Svensson, Henry Wingo.
Forwards (3): Will Bruin, Jordan Morris, Raul Ruidiaz.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

Sporting KC
2019 Roster (26 players)
Goalkeepers (3): Eric Dick, Tim Melia, Adrian Zendejas.
Defenders (10): Botond Barath (Honved/HUN), Matt Besler, Andreu Fontas, Jaylin Lindsey, Jimmy Medranda, Abdul Rwatubyaye (Rayon Sports/RWA), Seth Sinovic, Graham Smith, Rodney Wallace (NYCFC), Graham Zusi.
Midfielders (7): Gianluca Busio, Yohan Croizet, Roger Espinoza, Felipe Gutierrez, Ilie, Wan Kuzain, Kelyn Rowe (New England).
Forwards (6): Gerso Fernandes, *Tyler Freeman (academy), Erik Hurtado (Vancouver), Krisztian Nemeth, Johnny Russell, Daniel Salloi.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

Toronto FC
2019 Roster (27 players):
Goalkeepers (2): Alex Bono, Caleb Patterson-Sewell.
Defenders (10): Auro, Laurent Ciman (Dijon/FRA), Nick DeLeon (D.C. United), Julian Dunn, Chris Mavinga, Drew Moor, Ashtone Morgan, Justin Morrow, Gregory van der Wiel, Eriq Zavaleta.
Midfielders (11): Jon Bakero, Michael Bradley, Jay Chapman, Aidan Daniels, Marky Delgado, Tsubasa Endoh (Toronto FC II), Griffin Dorsey (Indiana Univ.), Liam Fraser, *Noble Okello (Toronto FC II), Jonathan Osorio, Ryan Telfer.
Forwards (4): Ayo Akinola, Jozy Altidore, Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt/GER), Jordan Hamilton.
*2019 Homegrown signing.

Vancouver
2019 Roster (23 players):
Goalkeeper (3): Maxime Crepeau (Montreal), Zac MacMath (Colorado), Sean Melvin.
Defenders (7): Derek Cornelius (Javor Ivanjica/SRB), Victor “PC” Giro (Orlando City), Erik Godoy (Colon/ARG, on loan), Doneil Henry, Jasser Khmiri (Stade Tunisien/TUN), Brett Levis, Jake Nerwinski, Scott Sutter (Orlando City).
Midfielders (11): Michael Baldisimo, Lass Bangoura (Rayo Vallecano/ESP), Simon Colyn, Jon Erice (Albacete), Felipe, Hwang In-beom (Daejon Citizen/KOR), David Norman Jr., Yordy Reyna, Andy Rose (Motherwell/SCO), Russell Teibert, Lucas Venuto (Austria Wien/AUT).
Strikers (2): Joaquin Ardaiz (Chiasso/SUI, on loan), *Theo Bair (academy).
*2019 Homegrown signing.
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1 comment about "MLS Preseason: 2019 Updated Rosters".
  1. beautiful game, February 5, 2019 at 9:54 a.m.

    Asprilla is still with Portland? The coaching staff must be depearte.

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