Whitecaps FC Reveal Expansion Draft Protected/Unprotected List

The 2016 MLS Expansion Draft will take place on Tuesday, December 13 at 11 a.m. PT

Photo By Derek Cain / ISN.

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday the 11 protected players, seven automatically protected Homegrown players, and 13 players from the 2016 roster who are available for selection in the MLS Expansion Draft.

The 2016 Expansion Draft will be streamed live on MLSSoccer.comtomorrowDecember 13, beginning at 11 a.m. PT.

Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC will each select five players from the other 20 MLS clubs – 259 available players. Atlanta will have the first selection in the Expansion Draft. Once one player has been selected from a club’s unprotected roster, that team will not lose any further players.

 · CLICK HERE for the full 2016 MLS Expansion Draft guidelines
· CLICK HERE for the full list of protected and unprotected players in the Expansion Draft

The complete Whitecaps FC list of protected players, Homegrown players, and available players are as follows:

Protected Players:
1. Christian Bolaños (MF)
2. Christian Dean (DF)
3. Jordan Harvey (DF)
4. Erik Hurtado (FW)
5. Andrew Jacobson (MF)
6. Matias Laba (MF)
7. Kekuta Manneh (MF/FW)
8. Nicolás Mezquida (MF)
9. David Ousted (GK)
10. Tim Parker (DF)
11. Kendall Waston (DF)

Homegrown Players (automatically protected):
1. Sam Adekugbe (DF)
2. Marco Bustos (MF)
3. Marco Carducci (GF)*
4. Alphonso Davies (MF)
5. Kianz Froese (MF)
6. Ben McKendry (MF)
7. Russell Teibert (MF)

Available Players:
1. Fraser Aird (DF/MF)*
2. Giles Barnes (MF/FW)
3. Marcel de Jong (DF)
4. David Edgar (DF)
5. Deybi Flores (MF)
6. Masato Kudo (MF)
7. Brett Levis (DF)
8. Pedro Morales (MF)*
9. Blas Pérez (FW)^
10. Cole Seiler (DF)
11. Jordan Smith (DF)*
12. Cristian Techera (MF)
13. Paolo Tornaghi (GK)

* 2017 option was not exercised
^ Out-of-contract