Before the 2016 Major League Soccer Expansion Draft, each team is allowed to protect 11 players on its roster. On Monday, Orlando City SC announced its 11 protected players, according to a press release. Here is the list:

Protected players

  • GK Joe Bendik
  • D José Aja (international)
  • D Rafael Ramos
  • MF Cristian Higuita
  • MF Ricardo Kaká (designated player, international)
  • MF Kevin Molino
  • MF Antonio Nocerino (international)
  • MF Matías Pérez García (international)
  • MF Brek Shea
  • F Cyle Larin
  • F Carlos Rivas (designated player, international)

Automatically protected players

  • GK Mason Stajduhar (homegrown)
  • D Conor Donovan (Generation Adidas)
  • D Tommy Redding (homegrown)
  • Tyler Turner (homegrown)
  • MF Richie Laryea (Generation Adidas, international)

Available for selection

  • GK Earl Edwards Jr.
  • Kevin laston
  • Mikey Ambrose
  • Luke Boden
  • Seb Hines
  • David Mateos (international)
  • MF Servando Carrasco
  • MF Devron García (international)
  • MF Tony Rocha
  • Júlio Baptista (international)
  • Hadji Barry
  • Pedro Ribeiro
  • F Bryan Róchez (designated player, international)

The expansion draft will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m.


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