Atlanta United have left 14 players exposed for tomorrow’s Expansion Draft. After going through the process of protecting their most valued players, here’s the list of players who will unfortunately be available for FC Cincinnati to select from:
Mitch Hildebrandt (Option Declined)
Michael Parkhurst (Free Agent)
Oliver Shannon (Option Declined)
Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu (Option Declined)
Sal Zizzo (Free Agent)
A team is only allowed to lose one player in the Expansion Draft. With only five overall picks, the odds are small that Atlanta will have one selected. It’s also important to remember that salaries and circumstance probably valued more in these types of drafts than the best available player. Someone like Romario Williams who is on $71,500 may be more attractive than say someone like Jeff Larentowicz who was a vital part of the Five Stripes’ cup-winning team.
You can see the full list of players available in tomorrow’s draft here. The draft is set to take place at 2:00 p.m. ET. You can follow it on MLSSoccer.com
Who do you think Cincinnati will take? Will Atlanta lose a player? Give your thoughts below.