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.