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MLS Expansion Draft results for Charlotte FC ahead of 2022 expansion season

Charlotte FC got here away with three gamers and $900k in allocation cash to make use of in roster constructing after the Major League Soccer Expansion Draft held on Tuesday. It’s a robust haul for a staff that is a bit over two months away from its inaugural match at D.C. United on Feb. 26. 

The staff has already been busy developing its roster with sporting director Zoran Krneta and new coach Miguel Angel Ramirez scouring the continent — and the globe — for gamers to construct out the squad (up to date roster under). In the Expansion Draft that they had the possibility to select 5 gamers from a pool of 258 gamers who had been left unprotected by their MLS groups (see full record under).

The new membership opted to maintain No. 1 decide McKinze Gaines, a proficient 23-year-old ahead who simply concluded his first season in MLS after beginning his profession in Germany. The different gamers who will stick on the roster are skilled defenders Anton Walkes and Joseph Mora, who’re each versatile sufficient to occupy a number of roles on the again line and even in midfield, if mandatory.

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But on prime of including gamers to its roster, Charlotte FC additionally leveraged it to accumulate money (allocation cash) by deciding on and later buying and selling gamers who had been on the want record of different golf equipment. In trades executed after the Expansion Draft, Charlotte FC cashed in on its No. 4 and No. 5 picks, buying and selling defender Tristan Blackmon to Vancouver and transferring winger Ismael Tajouri-Shradi to LAFC for a mixed $900k in allocation cash which can be utilized to accumulate gamers and pay down contracts to suit underneath the wage funds.

“It’s flexibility. It offers us the possibility to slowly proceed constructing the squad and provides us the flexiblity to select the gamers we actually need to decide,” Krneta stated on the draft broadcast in regards to the money acquired. “It offers us a form of independence the place we’re in management, somewhat than the gamers or the brokers or different golf equipment.”

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Charlotte FC Expansion Draft Picks

* = Players traded after the Expansion Draft

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1.
McKinze Gaines
FW
Austin FC
2.
Anton Walkes
DF
Atlanta United
3.
Joseph Mora
DF
D.C. United
4.
Tristan Blackmon*
DF
LAFC
5.
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi**
FW
NYCFC
PickPlayerPositionFormer membership

* Charlotte trades Tristan Blackmon to the Vancouver Whitecaps for practically $500,000 in Generla Allocation Money ($350,000 in 2022 and $125,000 in 2023)

** Charlotte trades Ismael Tajouri-Shradi to LAFC for $400,000 in General Allocation Money

Charlotte FC 2022 Roster

Updated as of Dec. 14

  • Goalkeepers (1): Pablo Sisniega
  • Defenders (7): Adam Armour, Christian Fuchs, Corujo Guzman, Jaylin Lindsey, Joseph Mora, Jan Sobocinski, Anton Walkes
  • Midfielders (4): Jordy Alcivar, Brandt Bronico, Riley McGree, Sergio Ruiz
  • Forwards (2): McKinze Gaines, Vinicius Mello

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How the MLS Expansion Draft works

According to league guidelines, 5 golf equipment had been exempt from having their rosters uncovered to the Expansion Draft, since they misplaced gamers in final yr’s version to Austin FC. Those 5 golf equipment had been the LA Galaxy; Nashville SC; NY Red Bulls; Orlando City; and San Jose Earthquakes.

The relaxation of the 22 MLS groups had been solely in a position to shield as much as 12 of their gamers, exposing the remainder for doable choice by Charlotte within the Expansion Draft (complete rules here).

Charlotte FC may solely decide a single participant from anybody staff’s unprotected record. And any staff that had a participant claimed from its roster will likely be granted $50,000 typically allocation cash from the league as compensation.

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Expansion Draft Eligible Players (Unprotected List)

The following 258 gamers had been left unprotected by their groups and can be found for choice by Charlotte FC within the Dec. 14 Expansion Draft (daring and asterisk point out participant chosen by Charlotte FC):

Atlanta United (14)

  • Mo Adams
  • Mikey Ambrose
  • Joshua Bauer
  • Jurgen Damm
  • Alex De John
  • Ronald Hernandez
  • Emerson Hyndman
  • Alec Kann
  • Erik Lopez
  • Ben Lundgaard
  • Jake Mulraney
  • Amar Sejdic
  • Erick Torres
  • Anton Walkes*

Austin FC (14)

  • McKinze Gaines*
  • Jon Gallagher
  • Danny Hoesen
  • Hector Jimenez
  • Freddy Kleemann
  • Kekuta Manneh
  • William Pulisic
  • Aaron Schoenfeld
  • Brady Scott
  • Ulises Segura
  • Aedan Stanley
  • Jared Stroud
  • Ben Sweat
  • Andrew Tarbell

Chicago Fire (8)

  • Robert Beric
  • Francisco Calvo
  • Elliot Collier
  • Johan Kappelhof
  • Kenneth Kronholm
  • Alvaro Medran
  • Bobby Shuttleworth
  • Luka Stojanovic

FC Cincinnati (14)

  • Edgar Castillo
  • Allan Cruz
  • Chris Duvall
  • Jonas Fjeldberg
  • Avionne Flanagan
  • Joseph-Claude Gyau
  • Yuya Kubo
  • Ben Lundt
  • Kamohelo Mokotjo
  • Caleb Stanko
  • Przemyslaw Tyton
  • Florian Valot
  • Maikel van der Werff
  • Kenneth Vermeer

Colorado Rapids (10)

  • Dominique Badji
  • Steven Beitashour
  • Clint Irwin
  • Jeremy Kelly
  • Nicolas Mezquida
  • Drew Moor
  • Younes Namli
  • Andre Rawls
  • Diego Rubio
  • Collen Warner

Columbus Crew (13)

  • Saad Abdul-Salaam
  • Harrison Afful
  • Evan Bush
  • Eric Dick
  • Waylon Francis
  • Marlon Hairston
  • Erik Hurtado
  • Perry Kitchen
  • Grant Lillard
  • Kevin Molino
  • Joshua Williams
  • Vito Wormgoor
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips

FC Dallas (7)

  • Bryan Acosta
  • Bressan
  • Caiser Sergio Gomes
  • Phelipe Megiolaro
  • Andres Ricaurte
  • Freddy Vargas
  • Kyle Zobeck

D.C. United (15)

  • Ramon Abila
  • Yamil Asad
  • Jovanny Bolivar
  • Frederic Brillant
  • Michael DeShields
  • Jon Kempin
  • Felipe Martins
  • Joseph Mora*
  • Junior Moreno
  • Chris Odoi-Atsem
  • Yordy Reyna
  • Chris Seitz
  • Drew Skundrich
  • Kimarni Smith
  • Erik Sorga

Houston Dynamo (15)

  • Mateo Bajamich
  • Jose Bizama
  • Darwin Ceren
  • Joe Corona
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Alejandro Fuenmayor
  • Oscar Garcia
  • Ian Hoffmann
  • Ariel Lassiter
  • Nico Lemoine
  • Marko Maric
  • Kyle Morton
  • Michael Nelson
  • Darwin Quintero
  • Maximiliano Urruti

Sporting Kansas City (5)

  • Amadou Dia
  • Luis Martins
  • Roberto Puncec
  • Ilie Sanchez
  • Graham Smith

LAFC (14)

  • Jamal Blackman
  • Tristan Blackmon*
  • Daniel Crisostomo
  • Raheem Edwards
  • Julian Gaines
  • Francisco Ginella
  • Jordan Harvey
  • Sebastien Ibeagha
  • Caleb Jennings
  • Danny Musovski
  • Michee Ngalina
  • Alvaro Quezada
  • Diego Rossi
  • Mohamed Traore

Inter Miami (13)

  • George Acosta
  • Ventura Alvarado
  • Dylan Castanheira
  • Jay Chapman
  • Sami Guediri
  • Joevin Jones
  • Kelvin Leerdam
  • Blaise Matuidi
  • John McCarthy
  • Joshua Penn
  • Patrick Seagrist
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Brek Shea

Minnesota United FC (17)

  • Fanendo Adi
  • Juan Agudelo
  • Osvaldo Alonso
  • Noah Billingsley
  • Thomas Chacon
  • Ethan Finlay
  • Jan Gregus
  • Niko Hansen
  • Brent Kallman
  • Nabi Kibunguchy
  • Justin McMaster
  • Romain Metanire
  • Callum Montgomery
  • Jukka Raitala
  • Joseph Rosales
  • D.J. Taylor
  • Adrian Zendejas

CF Montreal (10)

  • Sebastian Breza
  • Rudy Camacho
  • Bjorn Johnsen
  • Mustafa Kizza
  • Ismael Kone
  • Emanuel Maciel
  • Aljaz Struna
  • Ballou Tabla
  • Robert Thorkelsson
  • Victor Wanyama

New England Revolution (11)

  • Emmanuel Boateng
  • Luis Caicedo
  • Scott Caldwell
  • A.J. DeLaGarza
  • Earl Edwards Jr.
  • Wilfrid Kaptoum
  • Edward Kizza
  • Brad Knighton
  • Christian Mafla
  • Arnor Traustason
  • Collin Verfurth

New York City FC (12)

  • Malte Amundsen
  • Vuk Latinovich
  • Jesus Medina
  • Alexandru Mitrita
  • Cody Mizell
  • Maximiliano Moralez
  • Tony Rocha
  • Ismael Tajouri-Shradi*
  • Gudmundur Thorarinsson
  • Anton Tinnerholm
  • Juan Pablo Torres
  • Gedion Zelalem

Philadelphia Union (10)

  • Matheus Davo
  • Joe Bendik
  • Jesus Bueno
  • Cory Burke
  • Aurelien Collin
  • Stuart Findlay
  • Ilsinho
  • Matej Oravec
  • Gino Portella
  • Alvas Powell

Portland Timbers (14)

  • Jeff Attinella
  • Pablo Bonilla
  • Steve Clark
  • George Fochive
  • Jorge Gonzalez
  • Aljaz Ivacic
  • Ismaila Jome
  • Larrys Mabiala
  • Zac McGraw
  • Manny Perez
  • Andy Polo
  • Diego Valeri
  • Josecarlos Van Rankin
  • Renzo Zambrano

Real Salt Lake (10)

  • Toni Datkovic
  • Everton Luiz
  • Douglas Martinez
  • Justin Meram
  • Ashtone Morgan
  • Justin Portillo
  • Noah Powder
  • Andrew Putna
  • Jeizon Ramirez
  • Donny Toia

Seattle Sounders (11)

  • Nicolas Benezet
  • Will Bruin
  • Abdoulaye Cissoko
  • Stefan Cleveland
  • Jordy Delem
  • Fredy Montero
  • Shane O’Neill
  • Spencer Richey
  • Kelyn Rowe
  • Brad Smith
  • Andrew Thomas

Toronto FC (8)

  • Nick DeLeon
  • Dom Dwyer
  • Tsubasa Endoh
  • Omar Gonzalez
  • Kemar Lawrence
  • Patrick Mullins
  • Kevin Silva
  • Eriq Zavaleta

Vancouver Whitecaps (13)

  • Bruno Gaspar
  • Derek Cornelius
  • David Egbo
  • Janio Bikel
  • Marcus Godinho
  • Erik Godoy
  • Florian Jungwirth
  • Jasser Khmiri
  • Evan Newton
  • Leonard Owusu
  • Tosaint Ricketts
  • Andy Rose
  • Russell Teibert

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