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2017 MLS Expansion Draft: Open Thread

One of the wildest days of the MLS offseason is upon us.

MLS: LAFC Groundbreaking Ceremony Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Happy draft day, DSS! A year ago this at this time we were all anxious to see Atlanta United begin to build its inaugural roster. Through the Expansion Draft, we saw the additions of Mikey Ambrose, Alec Kann and eventually Mark Bloom. Needless to say, this draft offers a mixed bag of results when it comes to finding productive players for your roster.

Today, Atlanta finds itself on the opposite end of the equation, hoping none of their players get selected by Los Angeles FC. Here’s a refresher of every Five Stripes player available for selection in the draft today:

Mikey Ambrose, Yamil Asad, Kevin Kratz, Chris McCann, Jacob Peterson, Romario WIlliams, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, Tyler Pasher, Kevin Oliveira, Jeff Larentowicz, Jeffrey Otoo, Bobby Boswell, Mark Bloom, Zach Loyd, Tyrone Mears, Kyle Reynish, Anton Walkes

By rule, Atlanta can only lose a maximum of one player. LAFC has five picks until the draft is completed.

As soon as the Expansion Draft is completed, the trade window opens back up to allow teams to make moves with one another again. You can bet we’ll see some trades throughout the league as it is one of the busiest days for transactions. Will Atlanta United be active?

The Expansion Draft begins at 2 p.m. ET and can be streamed on We’ll update with a live link if possible, so check back.

We’ll provide updates through the day if anything big happens on the local front. Feel free to discuss any other news, moves and draft results in the comments below. Let the fun begin!