MLS reveals Eligible Player Lists for offseason roster mechanisms

Major League Soccer today released the lists of players eligible for selection by Austin FC in the 2020 MLS Expansion Draft.  The 2020 MLS Expansion Draft will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m. CT, and will be streamed live on MLSsoccer.comMLS AppFacebookTwitter and YouTube.

As a club that had a player selected in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft, all Sporting Kansas City players are exempt from selection in this year's Expansion Draft.

The off-season roster building events continue with End-of-Year Waivers and the opening of Free Agency on Wednesday, followed by Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Process on Thursday and Stage 2 next Tuesday, Dec. 22.

2020 MLS Expansion Draft
MLS newcomer Austin FC will continue to build its inaugural season roster by selecting up to five players from the eligible player list. While 10 teams are exempt from losing players after having players selected in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft, the remaining 16 teams were allowed to protect up to 12 eligible players.  Austin FC will select up to five players from a list of 160 players.

Exempt clubs are as follows: Atlanta United, FC Cincinnati, Columbus Crew SC, Sporting Kansas City, Los Angeles Football Club, Minnesota United FC, New England Revolution, New York City FC, Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC.

Expansion Draft Rules & Procedure | Expansion Draft Eligible List

End-of-Year Waivers
On Wednesday, Dec. 16 (12 p.m. CT), the End-of-Year Waivers process gives the clubs that finished at the bottom of the 2020 standings the first opportunities to select from out-of-contract, typically young players who have not met the minimum number of service years for Free Agency or the Re-Entry Process. Beginning in reverse order, and taking into account postseason performance, FC Cincinnati will select first. The 2020 MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew SC will have the 26th pick, and expansion club Austin FC will have the 27th selection to end each round.

End-of-Year Waivers Process Rules & Procedure | End-of-Year Waivers List

Free Agency 
Immediately following the End-of Year-Waivers process, Free Agency also will open on Dec. 16 for players who are at least age 24 with at least five MLS service years and either option-declined or out-of-contract. Free Agents can negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous team, subject to certain restrictions. There is no limit on the number of Free Agents a team may sign each year.

Free Agents may participate in the Re-Entry Process.

Free Agency Rules & Procedures Free Agency List

Re-Entry Process
The Re-Entry Process, Stage 1 begins on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 12 p.m. CT. Similar to the End-of-Year Waivers process, the Re-Entry process is conducted in the reverse order of the 2020 season finish, keeping in mind postseason performance and any trades impacting selection order. During the Re-Entry process, MLS clubs can select from option-declined players who are at least 22 years old with a minimum of one service years.

*Note: The Re-Entry List is subject to change since players can opt out.

Re-Entry Process Rules & Procedure Re-Entry List

The final postseason roster mechanism will be Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Process which will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 22. The list of players eligible for Re-Entry, Stage 2 will be announced on Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. CT.

2020 EXPANSION DRAFT ELIGIBLE PLAYER LIST
Player
Team
Micheal Azira
Chicago Fire FC
Brandt Bronico
Chicago Fire FC
Elliot Collier
Chicago Fire FC
Johan Kappelhof
Chicago Fire FC
Kenneth Kronholm
Chicago Fire FC
Wyatt Omsberg
Chicago Fire FC
CJ Sapong
Chicago Fire FC
Boris Sekulic
Chicago Fire FC
Connor Sparrow
Chicago Fire FC
Steven Beitashour
Colorado Rapids
Nicolas Benezet
Colorado Rapids
Niki Jackson
Colorado Rapids
Nicolas Mezquida
Colorado Rapids
Drew Moor
Colorado Rapids
Andre Rawls
Colorado Rapids
Collen Warner
Colorado Rapids
Mohammed Abu
D.C. United
Frederic Brillant
D.C. United
Earl Edwards Jr.
D.C. United
Oniel Fisher
D.C. United
Felipe Martins
D.C. United
Yordy Reyna
D.C. United
Gelmin Rivas
D.C. United
Chris Seitz
D.C. United
Axel Sjoberg
D.C. United
Francis Atuahene
FC Dallas
Nkosi Burgess
FC Dallas
Santiago Mosquera
FC Dallas
Reto Ziegler
FC Dallas
Kyle Zobeck
FC Dallas
Kyle Adams
Houston Dynamo FC
Jose Bizama
Houston Dynamo FC
Victor Cabrera
Houston Dynamo FC
Cody Cropper
Houston Dynamo FC
Maynor Figueroa
Houston Dynamo FC
Alejandro Fuenmayor
Houston Dynamo FC
Boniek Garcia
Houston Dynamo FC
Nico Lemoine
Houston Dynamo FC
Mauro Manotas
Houston Dynamo FC
Tomas Martinez
Houston Dynamo FC
Ronaldo Pena
Houston Dynamo FC
Michael Salazar
Houston Dynamo FC
Kiki Struna
Houston Dynamo FC
Wilfried Zahibo
Houston Dynamo FC
George Acosta
Inter Miami CF
Juan Agudelo
Inter Miami CF
Mikey Ambrose
Inter Miami CF
Jay Chapman
Inter Miami CF
A.J. DeLaGarza
Inter Miami CF
Federico Higuain
Inter Miami CF
Jerome Kiesewetter
Inter Miami CF
Christian Makoun
Inter Miami CF
Alvas Powell
Inter Miami CF
Jairo Quinteros
Inter Miami CF
Luis Robles
Inter Miami CF
Brek Shea
Inter Miami CF
Wil Trapp
Inter Miami CF
Denso Ulysse
Inter Miami CF
David Bingham
LA Galaxy
Joe Corona
LA Galaxy
Emil Cuello
LA Galaxy
Rolf Feltscher
LA Galaxy
Yony Gonzalez
LA Galaxy
Giancarlo Gonzalez
LA Galaxy
Emiliano Insua
LA Galaxy
Perry Kitchen
LA Galaxy
Joergen Skjelvik
LA Galaxy
Justin Vom Steeg
LA Galaxy
Gordon Wild
LA Galaxy
Rudy Camacho
Montreal Impact
Jorge Corrales
Montreal Impact
Clement Diop
Montreal Impact
Rod Fanni
Montreal Impact
Anthony Jackson-Hamel
Montreal Impact
Bojan Krkic
Montreal Impact
Orji Okwonkwo
Montreal Impact
Jukka Raitala
Montreal Impact
Steeven Saba
Montreal Impact
Shamit Shome
Montreal Impact
Maximiliano Urruti
Montreal Impact
David Accam
Nashville SC
Jalil Anibaba
Nashville SC
Dominique Badji
Nashville SC
Brayan Beckeles
Nashville SC
CJ Cochran
Nashville SC
Abu Danladi
Nashville SC
Tanner Dieterich
Nashville SC
Luke Haakenson
Nashville SC
Matt LaGrassa
Nashville SC
Cameron Lancaster
Nashville SC
Eric Miller
Nashville SC
Miguel Nazarit
Nashville SC
Elliot Panicco
Nashville SC
Brady Scott
Nashville SC
Ken Tribbett
Nashville SC
Taylor Washington
Nashville SC
Alan Winn
Nashville SC
Amro Tarek
New York Red Bulls
Mandela Egbo
New York Red Bulls
David Jensen
New York Red Bulls
Chris Lema
New York Red Bulls
Kendall McIntosh
New York Red Bulls
Ryan Meara
New York Red Bulls
Sean Nealis
New York Red Bulls
Jason Pendant
New York Red Bulls
Marc Rzatkowski
New York Red Bulls
Patrick Seagrist
New York Red Bulls
Jared Stroud
New York Red Bulls
Samuel Tetteh
New York Red Bulls
Tesho Akindele
Orlando City SC
Alexander Alvarado
Orlando City SC
Robinho
Orlando City SC
Matheus Aias
Orlando City SC
Josue Colman
Orlando City SC
Alex De John
Orlando City SC
Joey DeZart
Orlando City SC
Dom Dwyer
Orlando City SC
Kamal Miller
Orlando City SC
Santiago Patino
Orlando City SC
Oriol Rosell
Orlando City SC
Brian Rowe
Orlando City SC
Kyle Smith
Orlando City SC
Joe Bendik
Philadelphia Union
Aurelien Collin
Philadelphia Union
Warren Creavalle
Philadelphia Union
Michee Ngalina
Philadelphia Union
Matej Oravec
Philadelphia Union
Ilsinho
Philadelphia Union
Andrew Wooten
Philadelphia Union
Alvin Jones
Real Salt Lake
Zac MacMath
Real Salt Lake
Ashtone Morgan
Real Salt Lake
Luke Mulholland
Real Salt Lake
Nedum Onuoha
Real Salt Lake
Justin Portillo
Real Salt Lake
Andrew Putna
Real Salt Lake
Giuseppe Rossi
Real Salt Lake
Matt Bersano
San Jose Earthquakes
Eric Calvillo
San Jose Earthquakes
Danny Hoesen
San Jose Earthquakes
Guram Kashia
San Jose Earthquakes
Paul Marie
San Jose Earthquakes
Vako Qazaishvili
San Jose Earthquakes
Luis Felipe
San Jose Earthquakes
Jack Skahan
San Jose Earthquakes
Laurent Ciman
Toronto FC
Tony Gallacher
Toronto FC
Erickson Gallardo
Toronto FC
Justin Morrow
Toronto FC
Patrick Mullins
Toronto FC
Pablo Piatti
Toronto FC
Kevin Silva
Toronto FC
Tsubasa Endoh
Toronto FC
Eriq Zavaleta
Toronto FC
Derek Cornelius
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Jasser Khmiri
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Bryan Meredith
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
David Milinkovic
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Fredy Montero
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Andy Rose
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
 
END-OF-YEAR WAIVERS LIST
Player Name
Team
Andrew Carleton
Atlanta United
Phillip Ejimadu
Los Angeles FC
Isaac Angking
New England Revolution
Nicolas Firmino
New England Revolution
Ben Mines
New York Red Bulls
Michee Ngalina
Philadelphia Union
Julian Vazquez
Real Salt Lake
Luis Arriaga
Real Salt Lake
Georges Mukumbilwa
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
 
FREE AGENCY ELIGIBLE LIST
Player
Club
Status
Erick Torres
Atlanta United
Option
Jeff Larentowicz
Atlanta United
Out of Contract
CJ Sapong
Chicago Fire FC
Out of Contract
Micheal Azira
Chicago Fire FC
Out of Contract
Andrew Tarbell
Columbus Crew SC
Option
Emmanuel Boateng
Columbus Crew SC
Out of Contract
Fanendo Adi
Columbus Crew SC
Out of Contract
Fatai Alashe
Columbus Crew SC
Option
Hector Jimenez
Columbus Crew SC
Out of Contract
Jordan Hamilton
Columbus Crew SC
Option
Krisztian Nemeth
Columbus Crew SC
Option
Waylon Francis
Columbus Crew SC
Out of Contract
Axel Sjoberg
D.C. United
Option
Chris Seitz
D.C. United
Out of Contract
Earl Edwards Jr.
D.C. United
Option
Felipe Martins
D.C. United
Option
Oniel Fisher
D.C. United
Option
Darren Mattocks
FC Cincinnati
Out of Contract
James McLaughlin
FC Cincinnati
Option
Kendall Waston
FC Cincinnati
Option
Cody Cropper
Houston Dynamo
Option
Maynor Figueroa
Houston Dynamo
Out of Contract
Michael Salazar
Houston Dynamo
Option
Boniek Garcia
Houston Dynamo
Out of Contract
Victor Cabrera
Houston Dynamo
Option
A.J. DeLaGarza
Inter Miami CF
Out of Contract
Alvas Powell
Inter Miami CF
Option
Brek Shea
Inter Miami CF
Out of Contract
Federico Higuain
Inter Miami CF
Out of Contract
Juan Agudelo
Inter Miami CF
Option
Luis Robles
Inter Miami CF
Option
Mikey Ambrose
Inter Miami CF
Option
Wil Trapp
Inter Miami CF
Out of Contract
Bradley Wright-Phillips
Los Angeles FC
Option
Dejan Jakovic
Los Angeles FC
Out of Contract
Jordan Harvey
Los Angeles FC
Out of Contract
David Bingham
LA Galaxy
Out of Contract
Perry Kitchen
LA Galaxy
Out of Contract
Aaron Schoenfeld
Minnesota United FC
Option
Kei Kamara
Minnesota United FC
Out of Contract
Kevin Molino
Minnesota United FC
Out of Contract
Marlon Hairston
Minnesota United FC
Option
Osvaldo Alonso
Minnesota United FC
Option
Anthony Jackson-Hamel
Montreal Impact
Option
Diego Fagundez
New England Revolution
Out of Contract
Kekuta Manneh
New England Revolution
Out of Contract
Kelyn Rowe
New England Revolution
Option
Lee Nguyen
New England Revolution
Out of Contract
Seth Sinovic
New England Revolution
Out of Contract
Tommy McNamara
New England Revolution
Option
Brad Stuver
New York City FC
Out of Contract
Brian Rowe
Orlando City SC
Out of Contract
Dom Dwyer
Orlando City SC
Out of Contract
Aurelien Collin
Philadelphia Union
Out of Contract
Joseph Bendik
Philadelphia Union
Out of Contract
Warren Creavalle
Philadelphia Union
Out of Contract
Chris Duvall
Portland Timbers
Option
Kyle Beckerman
Real Salt Lake
Option
Luke Mulholland
Real Salt Lake
Out of Contract
Chris Wondolowski
San Jose Earthquakes
Out of Contract
Jimmy Medranda
Seattle Sounders FC
Out of Contract
Joevin Jones
Seattle Sounders FC
Out of Contract
Roman Torres
Seattle Sounders FC
Option
Erik Hurtado
Sporting Kansas City
Out of Contract
Matt Besler
Sporting Kansas City
Out of Contract
Richard Sanchez
Sporting Kansas City
Out of Contract
Roger Espinoza
Sporting Kansas City
Option
Eriq Zavaleta
Toronto FC
Out of Contract
Justin Morrow
Toronto FC
Out of Contract
Laurent Ciman
Toronto FC
Out of Contract
Andy Rose
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Out of Contract
Bryan Meredith
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Option
Fredy Montero
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Out of Contract
Charles Lyon
N/A
Out of Contract
 
2020 RE-ENTRY ELIGIBLE PLAYER LIST
Player
Club
Status
Brendan Moore
Atlanta United
Option
Edgar Castillo
Atlanta United
Option
Jerome Williams
Atlanta United
Option
Lagos Kunga
Atlanta United
Option
Laurence Wyke
Atlanta United
Option
Manuel Castro
Atlanta United
Option
Brandt Bronico
Chicago Fire FC
Option
Connor Sparrow
Chicago Fire FC
Option
Jeremiah Gutjahr
Chicago Fire FC
Option
Niki Jackson
Colorado Rapids
Option
Youness Mokhtar
Columbus Crew SC
Option
Gelmin Rivas
D.C. United
Option
Mohammed Abu
D.C. United
Option
Andrew Gutman
FC Cincinnati
Out of Contract
Greg Garza
FC Cincinnati
Option
Hassan Ndam
FC Cincinnati
Option
Mathieu Deplagne
FC Cincinnati
Option
Rashawn Dally
FC Cincinnati
Option
Rey Ortiz
FC Cincinnati
Option
Bobby Edwards
FC Cincinnati
Option
Spencer Richey
FC Cincinnati
Out of Contract
Tommy McCabe
FC Cincinnati
Option
Francis Atuahene
FC Dallas
Option
Reto Ziegler
FC Dallas
Out of Contract
Kyle Adams
Houston Dynamo FC
Option
Ronaldo Pena
Houston Dynamo FC
Option
Tomas Martinez
Houston Dynamo FC
Option
Wilfried Zahibo
Houston Dynamo FC
Option
David Norman
Inter Miami CF
Option
Denso Ulysse
Inter Miami CF
Option
Jerome Kiesewetter
Inter Miami CF
Option
Adrien Perez
Los Angeles FC
Option
Andy Najar
Los Angeles FC
Option
Jesus Murillo
Los Angeles FC
Option
Mark Segbers
Los Angeles FC
Out of Contract
Mohamed El-Munir
Los Angeles FC
Out of Contract
Cristian Pavon
LA Galaxy
Option
Emil Cuello
LA Galaxy
Option
Emiliano Insua
LA Galaxy
Option
Gordon Wild
LA Galaxy
Option
Joe Corona
LA Galaxy
Option
Jonathan Klinsmann
LA Galaxy
Option
Rolf Feltscher
LA Galaxy
Out of Contract
Yony Gonzalez
LA Galaxy
Option
Brent Kallman
Minnesota United FC
Option
Gregory Ranjitsingh
Minnesota United FC
Option
James Musa
Minnesota United FC
Option
Jose Aja
Minnesota United FC
Option
Kevin Partida
Minnesota United FC
Option
Luis Amarilla
Minnesota United FC
Option
Raheem Edwards
Minnesota United FC
Out of Contract
Bojan Krkic
Montreal Impact
Option
Jorge Corrales
Montreal Impact
Out of Contract
Rod Fanni
Montreal Impact
Out of Contract
Shamit Shome
Montreal Impact
Option
Steeven Saba
Montreal Impact
Option
Alan Winn
Nashville SC
Option
Brayan Beckeles
Nashville SC
Option
CJ Cochran
Nashville SC
Out of Contract
Ken Tribbett
Nashville SC
Option
Tanner Dieterich
Nashville SC
Option
Antonio Mlinar Delamea
New England Revolution
Out of Contract
Cristian Penilla
New England Revolution
Option
Jeff Caldwell
New England Revolution
Option
Michael Mancienne
New England Revolution
Option
Chris Lema
New York Red Bulls
Option
Kendall McIntosh
New York Red Bulls
Out of Contract
Marc Rzatkowski
New York Red Bulls
Option
Patrick Seagrist
New York Red Bulls
Option
Samuel Tetteh
New York Red Bulls
Option
Gary Mackay-Steven
New York City FC
Option
Gedion Zelalem
New York City FC
Option
Alex De John
Orlando City SC
Option
Robinho
Orlando City SC
Option
Josue Colman
Orlando City SC
Option
Santiago Patino
Orlando City SC
Option
Andrew Wooten
Philadelphia Union
Option
Andres Flores
Portland Timbers
Option
Felipe Mora
Portland Timbers
Option
Larrys Mabiala
Portland Timbers
Out of Contract
Alvin Jones
Real Salt Lake
Option
Nedum Onuoha
Real Salt Lake
Out of Contract
Giuseppe Rossi
Real Salt Lake
Option
Danny Hoesen
San Jose Earthquakes
Out of Contract
Guram Kashia
San Jose Earthquakes
Option
Luis Felipe
San Jose Earthquakes
Option
Vako Qazaishvili
San Jose Earthquakes
Option
Gustav Svensson
Seattle Sounders FC
Out of Contract
Joao Paulo
Seattle Sounders FC
Option
Justin Dhillon
Seattle Sounders FC
Option
Kelvin Leerdam
Seattle Sounders FC
Out of Contract
Miguel Ibarra
Seattle Sounders FC
Option
Rodrigo Cecchini
Seattle Sounders FC
Out of Contract
Eric Dick
Sporting Kansas City
Option
Felipe Gutierrez
Sporting Kansas City
Option
Wan Kuzain
Sporting Kansas City
Option
Winston Reid
Sporting Kansas City
Option
Pablo Piatti
Toronto FC
Option
Caleb Patterson-Sewell
N/A
Option
Luis Argudo
N/A
Option
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