Only the Chicago Fire put out a list to press, from MLS, here is a full and complete list.The 5 teams that are not exposed as they lost a player last year in the draft to LAFC are, the Crew, Earthquakes, Sounders, SKC & Toronto. Other than Generation adidas players and homegrown each team is able to protect 11 players. Designated players are not automatically protected however if one has a no trade clause contract, he then must be protected. No team may lose more than one player, there will be 5 rounds, 3 minutes per selection, no timeouts, no trades during draft.read
Just a few hours away, 1p.m. CST, the draft will be held, allowing FC Cincinnati to get up to 5 players as they begin MLS play in the spring.
Protected players: Brandt Bronico, Diego Campos, Michael de Leeuw, Raheem Edwards, Fabian Herbers, Johan Kappelhof, Aleksandar Katai, Dax McCarty, Nemanja Nikolic Matt Polster & Bastian Schweinsteiger
Automatically protected: Mo Adams-Generation adidas & 3 Home Grown Players:Drew Comner, Grant Lillard, & Djordje Mihailovicread
As per the rules of the league, NYCFC has put out their roster moves from this past season, and they include:
Options were picked up for - Daniel Bedoya, Jeff Caldwell, Sebastian Ibeagha & Brad Stover, Valetin Castellanos had the buyout from Club Atletico Torque done, he is now with NYCFC.
Options declined- Eloi Amagat, Kwame Awuah, Maxime Chanot, Tommy McNamara, Ebenezer Ofori, Andre Rawls, & Rodney Wallace.
Out of contract-Yangel Herrera & Saad Abdul-Salaam as of Dec. 31, Saad was offered a bona fide offer he retain his right of first refusal.read
It had been rumored throughtout the season and those trumours increased in the offseason for NYCFC, but #7 is now gone effective the end of 2018. He was not always the best player in NY, that nod must go to Raul, was the best player in the MLS, yes. A top player on a world scale, the probverbial big fish in a small pond, he was here. Each and every one of my dealing with him, class pure class. Little ones at appearances, opponents, teammates, always top notch.read
David Longwell, the top man at what is thought of as the top academy in the nation is out, a replacement is expected shortly. Denis Hamlett, Sporting Director for the club stated, "We thank David for his contributions, but we have decided to part ways." Further informing that he will continue to oversee the academy and that developing players and affording them opportuinties in the Tri-State area remains key.read