MLS Offseason Moves: Ten clubs have made roster decisions

Ten MLS clubs have made roster moves ahead of the 2021 season. Among the players of note not returning next season:

-- Atlanta United's Andrew Carleton, the former U.S. U-17 and U-20 who spent 2020 on loan to Indy Eleven.
-- Argentine designated player Pablo Piatti, who was on a one-year contract plus an option year with Toronto FC.
-- Italian-American Giuseppe Rossi, who played just 172 minutes and scored one goal after signing with Real Salt Lake.
-- German Marc Rzatkowski, who had 16 assists in three seasons with the New York Red Bulls.
-- Chicago Fire forward CJ Sapong, who has scored 71 goals in 10 MLS seasons.

HG=Homegrown Player.
Note: Players in bold are 2021 signings.

Atlanta United
Goalkeepers (2): Brad Guzan, Alec Kann
Defenders (8): *George Bello (HG), George Campbell (HG), *Franco Escobar, Brooks Lennon, Fernando Meza, Efrain Morales (HG), Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes.
Midfielders (10): *Mo Adams, Ezequiel Barco, Jurgen Damm, *Jon Gallagher, Emerson Hyndman, Marcelino Moreno, Jake Mulraney, Eric Remedi, Matheus Rossetto, Tyler Wolff (HG).
Forwards (3): Adam Jahn, Erik Lopez (Atlanta United 2), Josef Martinez
*Option exercised.

Out of contract (1): Jeff Larentowicz
Contract options not exercised (8): Andrew Carleton, Edgar Castillo, Manuel Castro, Lagos Kunga, Brendan Moore, Erick “Cubo” Torres, J.J. Williams, Laurence Wyke

Chicago Fire
Goalkeepers (4): Chris Brady (HG), Kenneth Kronholm, Bobby Shuttleworth, Gabriel Slonina (HG).
Defenders (11): Jonathan Bornstein, Francisco Calvo, Jhon Espinoza (Aucas, Ecuador), Johan Kappelhof, Miguel Navarro, *Wyatt Omsberg, Mauricio Pineda (HG), Andre Reynolds II (HG), Boris Sekulic, *Nicholas Slonina (HG), Carlos Teran.
Midfielders (11): Ignacio Aliseda, Javier Casas Jr. (HG), Przemysaw Frankowski, Gaston Gimenez, Brian Gutierrez (HG), Fabian Herbers, Alex Monis (HG), Alvaro Medran, *Djordje Mihailovic (HG), Allan Rodriguez (HG), Luka Stojanovic
Forwards (3): Robert Beric, *Elliot Collier, Chinonso Offor (FK Rgas, Latvia).
*Option exercised.

Out of contract (2): Micheal Azira, CJ Sapong
Contract options not exercised (3): Brandt Bronico, Jeremiah Gutjahr, Connor Sparrow

FC Cincinnati
Goalkeepers (2): *Ben Lundt, Beckham Sunderland (HG).
Defenders (4): Saad Abdul-Salaam, *Zico Bailey, Tom Pettersson, Maiken van der Werff
Midfielders (6): Frankie Amaya, Alvaro Barreal, Allan Cruz, Yuya Kubo, *Haris Medunjanin, Kamohelo Mokotjo
Forwards (3): Franko Kovacevic, Jurgen Locadia, Brandon Vazquez
*Option exercised.

Out of contract (4): Andrew Gutman (in negotiations), Nick Hagglund (in negotiations), Spencer Richey, Przemyslaw Tyton (in negotiations)
Contract options not exercised (12): Rashawn Dally, Siem de Jong, Mathieu Deplagne, Greg Garza, Joe Gyau (in negotiations), Bobby Edwards, Tommy McCabe, Jimmy McLaughlin, Hassan Ndam, Rey Ortiz, Caleb Stanko (in negotiations), Kendall Waston

D.C. United
Goalkeepers (1): Bill Hamid (HG).
Defenders (5): Steven Birnbaum, Frederic Brillant, Jacob Greene, *Joseph Mora, Donovan Pines (HG)
Midfielders (10): Paul Arriola, Yamil Asad, Russell Canouse, Edison Flores, Julian Gressel, *Junior Moreno, Moses Nyeman (HG), Kevin Paredes (HG), *Ulises Segura, Griffin Yow (HG)
Forwards (3): Ola Kamara, *Yordy Reyna, Erik Sorga
*Option exercised.

Out of contract (2): Chris Odoi-Atsem (extended contract offer), Chris Seitz
Contract options not exercised (6): Mohammed Abu, Earl Edwards, Jr., Oniel Fisher, Felipe, Gelmin Rivas, Axel Sjoberg

Houston Dynamo
Goalkeepers (2): Marko Maric, *Michael Nelson 
Defenders (8): Jose Bizama, *Alejandro Fuenmayor, Ian Hoffmann (Karlsruher SC, Germany), *Sam Junqua, *Adam Lundkvist, *Erik McCue (HG), Kiki Struna, Zarek Valentin 
Midfielders (5): Juan Castilla (HG), *Darwin Cerén, *Marcelo Palomino (HG), Memo Rodriguez (HG), *Matias Vera.
Forwards (7): Mateo Bajamich, Ariel Lassiter, *Nico Lemoine, Mauro Manotas, Darwin Quintero, Christian Ramirez, Daniel Rios (HG)
*Option exercised.

Out of contract (3): Maynor Figueroa, Boniek Garcia, Niko Hansen (in negotiations).
Contract options not exercised (7): Kyle Adams, Víctor Cabrera, Cody Cropper, Tomas Martínez, Ronaldo Peba, Michael Salazar, Wilfried Zahibo.

LA Galaxy
Goalkeepers (2): Eric Lopez, *Justin Vom Steeg
Defenders (6): Danilo Acosta, Julian Araujo, Nick DePuy, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Daniel Steres, *Diedie Traore.
Midfielders (6): Efrain Alvarez (HG), Jonathan dos Santos, Sacha Kljestan, *Kai Koreniuk, Sebastian Lletget, Jonathan Perez (HG)
Forwards (3): Cameron Dunbar (HG), Javier Hernandez, *Ethan Zubak.
*Option exercised.

Contract options not exercised (5): Joe Corona (in negotiations), Emil Cuello, Emiliano Insua (in negotiations), Jonathan Klinsmann (in negotiations), Gordon Wild
Out of contract (3): David Bingham (in negotiations), Rolf Feltscher (in negotiations), Perry Kitchen (in negotiations)
Loan expirations (3): Yony Gonzalez, Carlos Harvey (in negotiations), Cristian Pavon (in negotiations)

Montreal Impact
Goalkeepers (3): *Clement Diop, *James Pantemis (HG), *Jonathan Sirois (HG)
Defenders (7): Luis Binks, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Rudy Camacho, Keesean Ferdinand (HG), Mustafa Kizza, Joel Waterman, *Karifa Yao (HG)
Midfielders (9): *Clément Bayiha (HG), *Mathieu Choinière (HG), *Tomas Giraldo (HG), Lassi Lappalainen, Emanuel Maciel, Samuel Piette, *Amar Sejdic, Ballou Tabla, Victor Wanyama
Forwards (3): *Romell Quioto, *Mason Toye, Maximiliano Urruti
*Option exercised.

Out of contract (3): Jorge Corrales, Rod Fanni, Jukka Raitala
Contract options not exercised (4): Bojan (in negotiations), Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Steeven Saba, Shamit Shome
Loan expirations (1): Orji Okwonkwo

NY Red Bulls
Goalkeepers (2): David Jensen, Ryan Meara
Defenders (8): *Kyle Duncan, Mandela Egbo, Aaron Long, *Sean Nealis, Tim Parker, Jason Pendant, Amro Tarek, John Tolkin (HG)
Midfielders (9): Cristian Cásseres Jr., Caden Clark, *Sean Davis (HG), Omir Fernandez (HG), *Kaku, *Daniel Royer, *Jared Stroud, *Florian Valot, Dru Yearwood
Forwards (3): *Tom Barlow, Mathias Jorgensen, Brian White
*Option exercised.

Out of contract (1): Kendall McIntosh
Contract options not exercised (4): Chris Lema, Ben Mines, Marc Rzatkowski, Patrick Seagrist
Loan expirations (1): Samuel Tetteh

Real Salt Lake
Goalkeepers (2): Zac MacMath, *David Ochoa (HG)
Defenders (7): *Justen Glad (HG), Aaron Herrera (HG), *Erik Holt (HG), Ashtone Morgan, Noah Powder, Marcelo Silva, *Donny Toia
Midfielders (7): Nick Besler, Bode Davis (HG), Damir Kreilach, *Everton Luiz, *Justin Portillo, Pablo Ruiz, Albert Rusnák
Forwards (9): Corey Baird (HG), Andrew Brody (HG, Real Monarchs), *Maikel Chang, Chris Garcia (HG), Milan Iloski (HG), *Douglas Martinez, Justin Meram, Jeizon Ramirez, *Tate Schmitt (HG)
*Option exercised.

Out of contract (3): Kyle Beckerman, Luke Mulholland, Andrew Putna
Contract options not exercised (4): Luis Arriaga, Alvin Jones, Giuseppe Rossi, Julian Vazquez
Retired (1): Nedum Onuoha

Toronto FC
Goalkeepers (3): Alex Bono, *Kevin Silva, Quentin Westberg
Defenders (6): Auro, *Julian Dunn (HG), Omar Gonzalez, Richie Laryea, Chris Mavinga, Rocco Romeo (HG)
Midfielders (13): Michael Bradley, *Nick DeLeon, Marky Delgado, Griffin Dorsey, *Tsubasa Endoh, *Liam Fraser (HG), Erickson Gallardo, Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty (HG), Noble Okello (HG), Jonathan Osorio, Alejandro Pozuelo, Ralph Priso (HG), Jacob Shaffelburg (HG)
Forwards (6): *Ifunanyachi Achara, *Ayo Akinola (HG), Jozy Altidore, Jayden Nelson (HG), Patrick Mullins, Jordan Perruzza
*Option exercised.

Out of contract (3): Laurent Ciman, Justin Morrow, Eriq Zavaleta
Contract options not exercised (1): Pablo Piatti
Loan expirations (1): Tony Gallacher

Vancouver Whitecaps
Goalkeepers (4): *Isaac Boehmer (HG), Evan Bush, Maxime Crépeau, *Thomas Hasal (HG)
Defenders (8): Ali Adnan, *Derek Cornelius, Gianfranco Facchineri (HG), Erik Godoy, Cristian Gutierrez, Jasser Khmiri, *Jake Nerwinski, Ranko Veselinovic
Midfielders (7): *Michael Baldisimo (HG), Janio Bikel, Simon Colyn, *Patrick Metcalfe (HG), Leonard Owusu, Damiano Pecile (HG), Russell Teibert (HG)
Forwards (6): *Theo Bair (HG), Lucas Cavallini, Cristian Dajome, David Milinkovic, Ryan Raposo, Tosaint Ricketts
*Option exercised.

Out of contract (2): Bryan Meredith, Fredy Montero (in negotiations)
Contract options not exercised (2): Georges Mukumbilwa, Andy Rose (in negotiations)

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