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D.C. United

Expansion, waiver, and re-entry drafts, oh my! Filibuster

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Get ready for a wild couple of weeks

The Filibuster trio is back together, and not a moment too soon. Jason, Adam, and Ben discuss MLS Cup, the final game of the 2017 season, and we talk about Toronto FC's formation switch and the great game of Michael Bradley. We wonder if Seattle Sounders could have done anything sooner and better, and whether or not this TFC team had the best season in MLS history.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS Expansion Draft, and UEFA Champions League links for Wednesday December 10th, 2014

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More stadium stuff, a possible CCL coaching change, potentially good USMNT news, and today is the Expansion Draft. Oh, and I heard that the Champions League had some things happen.

Hey, someone forgot to do this last night and has just 35 minutes to put a post together. Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion!

LAFC

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/13/17

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Ayuk returns from Sweeden, LAFC make their selections, and Premier League results

Philadelphia Union News

Union spared in Los Angeles FC's expansion draft; Eric Ayuk returns from Sweden loan
The Union survived the ritual gamble of leaving players exposed, as new MLS club Los Angeles FC took its allotted five players from elsewhere.

Blessing, Urena, Edwards headline LAFC Expansion Draft picks

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It remains to be seen how Los Angeles FC handles Tuesday's Expansion Draft choices, but the club selected five players spread all over the field to start the construction of their MLS roster.

With the first overall pick of the draft, LAFC selected Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller. The 24-year-old goalkeeper, whose cap-hit is $70,000 had made two career MLS appearances and generally served as backup to Stefan Frei.

2017 Expansion Draft: Who the Union are protecting, and what that says about 2018

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Reading the tea leaves and trying to extrapolate that to what this team will look like next season.

Expansion Draft: Revolution protect 11, including Andrew Farrell

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Ahead of Tuesday's draft, the club released its list of secure names.

When LAFC goes shopping during Tuesday's expansion draft, the team won't have many options from the Revolution's list of eligible players. On Sunday, Brad Friedel's club protected 11, including defender Andrew Farrell and forward Teal Bunbury.

Expansion Draft Coming, Maybe?

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Next year LAFC becomes team #23 in MLS. From all expectations there will be an expansion draft sometime in December for them, but oddly there's been no announcement of the timing or rules for that draft. Maybe MLS is going to do something different this time?

For now I'm going to assume its coming and I'm going to assume its going to use essentially the same rules as last year's draft for Atlanta and Minnesota used.

Darlington Nagbe

Major Link Soccer: Darlington Nagbe heading to Atlanta?

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MLS Expansion draft and MLS Cup ratings.

Seattle

We can take one small victory over losing MLS Cup this past weekend. Ratings rose 75% from 2015, the last time ESPN aired the final. So, take that.

MLS

A lot of change is going on with the Portland Timbers. First, it was Caleb Porter and the Timbers parting ways.

MLS Releases Expansion Draft Protected Lists, No Keepers for PTFC

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The protected lists for the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft have been released and the Portland Timbers have left both of their starting keepers from the 2017 season exposed.

On the Timbers' protected list are Alvas Powell, Liam Ridgewell, Larrys Mabiala, Vytas Andriuškevičius, Diego Chara, David Guzman, Darlington Nagbe, Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco, Fanendo Adi, and Dairon Asprilla.

Major League Soccer

MLS offseason schedule: D.C. United begins building for 2018

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This is gonna be a busy week

The confetti from the parade in Toronto has barely settled, but the rest of the league has their sights set on 2018. D.C. United made a couple of moves yesterday, but there is a slew of events this week and in the coming weeks that will all build the team towards the first year at Audi Field.

MLS Half-Day Trade Window Live Blog!

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The 2017 MLS season is over. And that means the 2018 offseason is beginning in earnest.

The offseason will formally kick off bright and early at 6:00 a.m. PT on Sunday when the MLS half-day trade window opens before closing at 10:00 a.m. in anticipation of Tueaday's Expansion Draft.

Two factors make this four-hour trade window likely to be especially active.

6 dates to track on the Revolution’s offseason calendar

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All is quiet in Foxboro—for now.

For the Revolution, a flurry of roster moves made last week—highlighted by the retention of forward Kei Kamara and the departure of DP Xavier Kouassi—kickstarted an offseason that will bring plenty of change to Foxobro.

Over the next five weeks, this rebuild will continue during several events on the MLS offseason calendar, including:

December 10

Half-day trade window

From 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET, the Revs will have a chance to sign and trade players with other MLS clubs.

MLS announces rules for 2016 expansion draft

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Teamsaround the leaguecan begin to prepare for the offseason roster raids in this years expansion draft.

MLS released the date and rules for the upcoming expansion draft for Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC on Thursday. The draft will take place on December 13th at 2 P.M., just three days after the MLS Cup final draws the 2016 season to a close.

Analyzing The Expansion Draft For Orlando City SC And New York City FC

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The MLS expansion draft never goes how anyone expects, nor does any one team do exactly what any other team would do.

With the fluidity and communication between teams in MLS greater than in any other American sports league, the Expansion Draft is often a mechanism for teams to complete trades, send players out on loan, send them away in exchange for allocation money or international slots, and maybe, just maybe, grab a starter or two.

Analyzing The Expansion Draft For Orlando City SC And New York City FC

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The MLS expansion draft never goes how anyone expects, nor does any one team do exactly what any other team would do.

With the fluidity and communication between teams in MLS greater than in any other American sports league, the Expansion Draft is often a mechanism for teams to complete trades, send players out on loan, send them away in exchange for allocation money or international slots, and maybe, just maybe, grab a starter or two.

D.C. United loses Lewis Neal and Thomas McNamara in the MLS Expansion Draft

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We had feared losing two players in today's expansion draft, but not many people were expecting these two players to depart.

Being a good team heading into an expansion season in MLS is always a difficult task. With both Orlando City SC and New York City FC coming into the league for 2015, D.

B&RU's Mock Expansion Draft: D.C. United seems likely to lose two players

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One man took on the entire expansion process, the likely approaches of Orlando City SC and New York City FC, and the standard MLS minutiae. Will he live to tell the tale?

Let's keep this brief: I had the idea to do a mock expansion draft all by myself, and not doing it in terms of what I would do but rather how Orlando City SC and New York City FC will approach things.

Rules of Expansion

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On December 10th, New York City FC and Orlando City will take part in selecting players from the current MLS franchises. With the Philadelphia Union roster possibly seeing one or two players wearing different colors next season due to the draft, it is important to know what to expect. Here is our rundown on the rules of the expansion draft.

Revs Protected List Contains A Few Surprises

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Only 24 hours from playing in the MLS Cup, AJ Soares, Patrick Mullins and Andy Dorman saw the business side of Major League Soccer as they were all left unprotected for Wednesday's expansion draft.

Each team can protect 11 players and the New England Revolution opted to protect:
Kevin Alston, Teal Bunbury, Charlie Davies, Andrew Farrell, Jose Goncalves (Int'l), Jermaine Jones, Daigo Kobayashi (Int'l), Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe, Bobby Shuttleworth and Chris Tierney.

Colorado Rapids

TAM, Affiliation, and Expansion Draft

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There's been a few stories of note since Friday, so we'll go through them all in one post.

First, the league announced $1.2 million in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) each of the next two years. They also announced that each team could self-fund an additional $2.8 million in TAM each of the next two years.

As Expected, Busy Day For The Rapids

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In the short 4 hour trade window this morning the Rapids made two trades, then released their protected list for the expansion draft.

The first move was acquiring Michael Harrington from Portland for allocation money. Harrington is a 28 year old right back who can play on the left as well.

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Philadelphia Union announce protected list

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These are the 11 players that LAFC won't be getting from the Union

The Philadelphia Union announced their list of the eleven players they would protect during the 2017 Expansion Draft. Players signed via the Homegrown Player and Generation adidas mechanisms are automatically protected.

Protected: Alejandro Bedoya, Andre Blake, Jack Elliott, Marcus Epps, Fabinho, Fabian Herbers, Ilsinho, Haris Medunjanin, Fafa Picault, Keegan Rosenberry, CJ Sapong, Anthony Fontana (Homegrown Player), Derrick Jones (Homegrown Player), Adam Najem (Homegrown Player), Auston Trusty (Homegrown Player), and Josh Yaro (Generation adidas).

News Roundup: Union offseason needs, continuing Columbus drama Columbus, an important discussion about net quality

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The headlines you missed if you weren't paying attention this weekend.

The Union and the Expansion Draft

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You probably didn't know about it...right?

With the expansion draft but a day away as I write this, the Union presented their protected/exposed players for the world to read, mock and generally over-evaluate. Since I'm not one to back down from a challenge I decided to do my own evaluations of each of the Philadelphia Union's exposed players and who might get taken by whom.

atlanta united

Sporting Sign Three to New Contracts, Lose One in Expansion Draft

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Sporting Kansas City continued their work with their roster ahead of the 2017 MLS season. Today the club announced that they had signed three players to new contracts, but then lost one of those three players in the expansion draft.
First today the club announced that they had agreed to new contracts with homegrown defender Kevin Ellis, back up goalkeeper Alec Kann, and midfielder/defender Jimmy Medranda.

Sporting Sign Three to New Contracts, Lose One in Expansion Draft

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Sporting Kansas City continued their work with their roster ahead of the 2017 MLS season. Today the club announced that they had signed three players to new contracts, but then lost one of those three players in the expansion draft.
First today the club announced that they had agreed to new contracts with homegrown defender Kevin Ellis, back up goalkeeper Alec Kann, and midfielder/defender Jimmy Medranda.

Orlando City SC

Fire add another local product in Eric Gehrig

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Not long after being selected in the 10th round of the Expansion Draft by Orlando City SC, former Columbus Crew defender Eric Gehrig found himself in a familiar place. The Crown Point , Indiana native and Loyola University alum was traded by Orlando to his hometown club in Chicago. The Fire acquired the Right of First Refusal on his contract in exchange for a second round pick in the 2016 MLS Superdraft.

What the Expansion Draft list and Okugo deal says about the Union

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Yesterday, MLS clubs released their list of protected players in anticipation of the Expansion Draft.....and by the way, Amobi Okugo was traded to Orlando City SC, because that is how the Union roll.

I have two passions in my life, soccer and music. It's always been that way from what I can remember.

Expansion Draft 2014 | González y Scott quedan desprotegidos

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Los defensores Sounders Leo GONZÁLEZ y Zach SCOTT han quedado fuera de la lista de jugadores protegidos para el nuevo Expansion Draft, o Reclutamiento de Expansión, a llevarse a cabo [...]

Orlando City

2014 MLS Expansion Draft sees one selection from Timbers roster as Ricketts moves to Orlando

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Major League Soccer staged two separate drafts on December 10 in their first big off-season movement, giving their two newest clubs - New York City FC and Orlando City - a chance to populate their rosters. With Portland keeping 11 current players plus a handful more on other roster exceptions, the team was nervous about big losses but ended up losing just one player on the day - goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.

Sporting Lose Zizzo in Expansion Draft, Pick Up Anibaba

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The MLS expansion draft is done, and Sporting KC pretty much made it out of the draft unscathed. The only player from Sporting KC that was selected in the draft was winger, Sal Zizzo, who had already had his option declined by the club. New York City FC took Zizzo with their 9th pick of the expansion draft.

Another Look at the Expansion Draft for KC

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Tomorrow, Orlando City and New York City FC will both select up to 10 players from the existing 18 MLS teams. Yesterday the protection and exposure lists came out from the teams. Since then, there's been a lot of speculation and a number of mock drafts on who would be taken by the two clubs. Since then, mock drafts have been flowing around.

Sporting's Protected and Exposed List for the Expansion Draft

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With all the changes that Sporting KC has made near the end of the season there wasn't a lot of flexibility with who the team would choose to protect in this year's expansion draft. After the automatic protection of Kevin Ellis, Jon Kempin, Mikey Lopez, and Erik Palmer-Brown, there aren't a lot of players left on KC's roster to choose from.

The Rest

Sounders expose Osvaldo Alonso to MLS Expansion Draft

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Joevin Jones is only starter from MLS Cup final to be unprotected.

Los Angeles FC will have a couple former captains to choose from the Seattle Sounders in the Dec. 12 Expansion Draft. Free agent Brad Evans being unprotected was expected. Slightly more surprising, but not entirely unexpected as seen in this year's protectinator results, is that Designated Player Osvaldo Alonso is also on Seattle's unprotected list.

Who Should KC Protect in the Expansion Draft

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The MLS playoffs kick back off this coming week after two weekends off, but for Kansas City the next thing their eyes are on is the expansion draft. The draft will take place on Tuesday, December 13th, welcoming Atlanta United and Minnesota United into the league. For me, this is a subject that I don't touch until Sporting KC is out of the playoffs, so now that KC's season is done, let's take a look.

Where are they now? The 2010 Philadelphia Union goalkeepers

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In this series we take a look back at the 2010 Philadelphia Union team to see what everyone is doing now. Today we look at the guys in between the sticks - the goalkeepers.

Chris Seitz: The fourth overall pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, Seitz was traded to the Union by Real Salt Lake in November of 2009.

Poetry Corner Kicks: MLS Cup Final

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Now that the dust has settled and the Expansion Draft is over we can finally wax poetically regarding MLS Final!

And so it ends. The 2014 season is in the books. What stories were written? Seattle barely misses the treble; LA wins a record fifth Cup title; the Union have work to do; and the narrative that loomed the largest over the whole season: Landon Donovan goes out a champion.

Mullins, Taylor taken in Expansion Draft

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The Revolution saw their roster reduced to 19 afterlosing a pair of young forwards through the expansion draft. Former 2014 SuperDraft pick Patrick Mullins and 2014 signee Tony Taylor were taken by New York CityFC.

Patrick Mullins, who was selected 11th overall in last year's SuperDraft by the Revolution, was largely anticipated to be selected going into the expansion draft.

Expansion Draft 2014 | Solo se llevaron a un Sounders

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El mediocampista Jalil ANIBABA fue el único jugador de los Seattle Sounders en ser seleccionado en el Expansion Draft que se realizó esta mañana entre los nuevos equipos de la [...]

Fire's expansion protected list features minor surprises

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MLS clubs were required to submit the names of eleven players that each team would protect from selection by New York City FC and Orland City SC ahead of this Wednesday's expansion draft. The Fire's protected list includes a few minor surprises in Juan Luis Anangono and Robert Earnshaw. Because clubs are required to "protect" at least three internationals both Anangono and Earnshaw were added to the list although neither is expected to return next season.