MLS Offseason Moves: Inter Miami lets veterans go free

Inter Miami exercised the option on only one player (John McCarthy), leaving the expansion team with 18 players under contract for the 2021 season.

Among those whose options who were not picked up were Juan Agudelo, Alvas Powell and Luis Robles (photo). A.J. DeLaGarza, Federico Higuain, Brek Shea and Wil Trapp.

HG=Homegrown Player for their current team.
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 (4): Jackson Conway (HG), Adam Jahn, Erik Lopez (Atlanta United 2), Josef Martinez
*Option exercised.
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Out of contract (1): Jeff Larentowicz
Contract options not exercised (8): Andrew Carleton (HG), Edgar Castillo, Manuel Castro, Lagos Kunga (HG), 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.
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Out of contract (2): Micheal Azira, CJ Sapong
Contract options not exercised (3): Brandt Bronico, Jeremiah Gutjahr, Connor Sparrow

FC Cincinnati
Goalkeepers (3): *Ben Lundt, Beckham Sunderland (HG), Przemyslaw Tyton.
Defenders (5): Nick Hagglund, Saad Abdul-Salaam, *Zico Bailey, Tom Pettersson, Maiken van der Werff
Midfielders (7): Frankie Amaya, Alvaro Barreal, Allan Cruz, Yuya Kubo, *Haris Medunjanin, Kamohelo Mokotjo, *Caleb Stanko
Forwards (4): *Joe Gyau, Franko Kovacevic, Jurgen Locadia, Brandon Vazquez
*Option exercised.
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Out of contract (2): Andrew Gutman (in negotiations), Spencer Richey.
Contract options not exercised (10): Rashawn Dally, Siem de Jong, Mathieu Deplagne, Greg Garza, , Bobby Edwards, Tommy McCabe, Jimmy McLaughlin, Hassan Ndam, Rey Ortiz, Kendall Waston

D.C. United
Goalkeepers (1): Bill Hamid (HG).
Defenders (5): Steven Birnbaum, Frederic Brillant, Jacob Greene (HG), *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.
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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 Ceren, *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.
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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 Pena, Michael Salazar, Wilfried Zahibo.

Inter Miami
Goalkeepers (2): Drake Callender, *John McCarthy
Defenders (6): Nicolás Figal, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Christian Makoun, Dylan Nealis, Ben Sweat, Jairo Quinteros
Midfielders (7): George Acosta, Jay Chapman, Blaise Matuidi, Lewis Morgan, Matias Pellegrini, Rodolfo Pizarro, Victor Ulloa
Forwards (3): Julian Carranza, Gonzalo Higuain, Robbie Robinson
*Option exercised.
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Out of contract (4): A.J. DeLaGarza, Federico Higuain, Brek Shea, Wil Trapp
Contract options not exercised (8): Mikey Ambrose, Juan Agudelo, Jerome Kiesewetter, David Norman Jr., Alvas Powell, Andres Reyes (in negotiations), Luis Robles, Denso Ulysse
On loan (1): Jairo Quinteros (Bolivar, Bolivia).

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.
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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)

LAFC:
Goalkeepers: *Pablo Sisniega, Kenneth Vermeer
Defenders: Tristan Blackmon, Erik Duenas (HG), Tony Leone (HG), Diego Palacios, Eddie Segura, Mohamed Traore
Midfielders: Eduard Atuesta, Latif Blessing, Jose Cifuentes, Bryce Duke, Francisco Ginella, Mark-Anthony Kaye
Forwards: *Danny Musovski, Kwadwo Opoku, Brian Rodriguez, Diego Rossi, Christian Torres (HG), *Carlos Vela
*Option exercised.
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Contract options not exercised (5): Phillip Ejimadu, Jesus Murillo (in negotiations), Andy Najar, Adrien Perez, Bradley Wright-Phillips.
Out of contract (1): Mohamed El-Munir
Loan expirations (1): Mark Segbers

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

Nashville SC
Goalkeepers (3):
Joe Willis, *Elliot Panicco, Brady Scott
Defenders (7): *Jalil Anibaba, *Alistair Johnston, Dan Lovitz, Jack Maher, Miguel Nazarit, Dave Romney, Walker Zimmerman
Midfielders (11): *Brian Anunga, *Handwalla Bwana, Anibal Godoy, *Luke Haakenson, Derrick Jones, *Matt LaGrassa, Randall Leal, Dax McCarty, Hany Mukhtar, Alex Muyl, *Taylor Washington
Forwards (5): David Accam, *Dominique Badji, *Abu Danladi, Jhonder Cadiz, *Daniel Rios.
*Option exercised.
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Out of contract (6): Brayan Beckeles, Tanner Dieterich, Ken Tribbett, Alan Winn, Cameron Lancaster, Eric Miller (in negotiations).

New York City FC
Goalkeepers (2): *Luis Barraza, Sean Johnson
Defenders (7): *Alexander Callens, Maxime Chanot, Tayvon Gray (HG), Sebastien Ibeagha, *Ronald Matarrita, Gudmundur Thórarinsson, Anton Tinnerholm
Midfielders (8): Nicolas Acevedo, *Justin Haak (HG), Maxi Moralez, Keaton Parks, Alex Ring, Tony Rocha, *James Sands (HG), Juan Pablo Torres
Forwards (6): Valentin Castellanos, Heber, Andres Jasson (HG), Jesus Medina, Alexandru Mitrita, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi
*Option exercised.
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Out of contract (1): Brad Stuver
Contract options not exercised (2): Gary Mackay-Steven, Gedion Zelalem
Transferred (1): Joe Scally (HG, Bor. M'Gladbach, Germany)

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

Orlando City
Goalkeepers (2): Pedro Gallese, *Mason Stajduhar (HG)
Defenders (8): Antonio Carlos, Michael Halliday (HG), *Robin Jansson, *Kamal Miller, *Joao Moutinho, *Ruan, Rodrigo Schlegel, *Kyle Smith
Midfielders (11): Jordan Bender (HG), *Joey DeZart, David Loera (HG), Jhegson Mendez, *Benji Michel (HG), *Chris Mueller, Nani, Andres Perea, Mauricio Pereyra, Uri Rosell, Junior Urso
Forwards (4): Alexander Alvarado, Tesho Akindele, Matheus Aias, Daryl Dike
Out of contract (1):: Dom Dwyer
Contract options not exercised (4): Josue Colman, Alex De John, Santiago Patino, Robinho
Transfer options exercised (4): Antonio Carlos (Palmeiras, Brazil), Alexander Alvarado (Aucas, Ecuador), Andres Perea (Atletico Nacional), Rodrigo Schlegel (Racing Club, Argentina).

Philadelphia Union
Goalkeepers (2): *Andre Blake, Matt Freese (HG)
Defenders (8): Jack Elliott, *Raymon Gaddis, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel (HG), *Olivier Mbaizo, Mark McKenzie (HG), *Matt Real (HG), *Kai Wagner
Midfielders (12): Paxten Aaronson (HG), Alejandro Bedoya, Brandan Craig (HG), Jack de Vries (HG), *Ilsinho, *Anthony Fontana (HG), Jose Martinez, Jack McGlynn (HG), Jamiro Monteiro, Matej Oravec, Quinn Sullivan (HG), Cole Turner (HG)
Forwards (3): Cory Burke, Kacper Przybylko, Sergio Santos
*Option exercised.
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Out of contract (2): Joe Bendik, Aurelien Collin.
Contract options not exercised (3): Warren Creavalle, Michee Ngalina, Andrew Wooten.
Transferred (1): Brenden Aaronson (HG, Salzburg, Austria)

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 Rusnak
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.
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Out of contract (3): Kyle Beckerman, Luke Mulholland, Andrew Putna
Contract options not exercised (4): Luis Arriaga (HG), Alvin Jones, Giuseppe Rossi, Julian Vazquez (HG)
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.
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Out of contract (3): Laurent Ciman, Justin Morrow, Eriq Zavaleta
Contract options not exercised (1): Pablo Piatti
Loan expirations (1): Tony Gallacher
On loan (1): Rocco Romeo (Koge, Denmark).

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

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