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MLS Expansion Draft 2016 live stream, what to know

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Will an RSL player get picked up in the draft? We’ll just have to wait and see.

MLS Atlanta Launch Event Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for MLS Atlanta

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: MLS Expansion Draft time!

OK, I get it. It’s not really anybody’s favorite, but you know what — it’s interesting, all the same. And it’s important that we watch, really. So if you have an opportunity to take a lunch break today at your normal time, but in front of a computer, or if you have to sneak off and watch on your phone, you might want to.

How to watch

What to know

  • RSL has only one player unprotected that is currently on the roster: Jeff Attinella. While there is some concern that he’d be an excellent pick as a starting goalkeeper for Minnesota United, you might not need to worry.
  • After all, there are a number of goalkeepers available today, from Toronto’s Clint Irwin, who impressed at times in a starting role with Colorado Rapids from 2013 to 2015, to LA Galaxy’s Dan Kennedy, who has held a starting position at several points in his career.
  • Most of RSL’s young players are automatically protected, as they’re homegrown. It makes this an easier pill to swallow, really.
  • Of course, some players RSL won’t be bringing back — or at least aren’t currently under contract with the club — are unprotected, but it remains to be seen if the club extends an offer.

Live stream