Orlando City Protects 11 Players From 2017 MLS Expansion Draft

Orlando City SC announces its list of 11 protected players ahead of the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) Expansion Draft set to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. ET. The Expansion Draft will be held to build the roster of expansion side Los Angeles Football Club. 

MLS clubs can protect 11 players between their Senior, Supplemental and Reserve Roster. Generation adidas players who have not been graduated at the end of the 2017 MLS Season and Homegrown players on a Club’s Supplemental/Reserve Roster at the end of the 2017 MLS Season are automatically protected. Clubs do not have to use a protected slot on them.

For information on the 2017 Expansion Draft Rules and Regulations, visit here.

Below are the lists of protected and unprotected players:

Protected players:
GK Joe Bendik
D José Aja - International
D Scott Sutter - International
D Jonathan Spector
D Donny Toia
M Will Johnson
M Cristian Higuita
M Yoshimar Yotún - International
F Dom Dwyer
F Cyle Larin
F Carlos Rivas

Automatically protected players:
GK Mason Stajduhar - Homegrown
D Tommy Redding – Homegrown
M Richie Laryea - Generation adidas, International

Available for selection:
GK Earl Edwards, Jr.
GK Josh Saunders
D Kevin Alston
D Conor Donovan
D Seb Hines
D Devron García
D PC Giro - International
D Rafael Ramos
D Léo Pereira
M Giles Barnes
M Servando Carrasco
M Pierre Da Silva
M Antonio Nocerino
M Dillon Powers
M Tony Rocha
F Hadji Barry

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