Austin FC has announced its protected players list ahead of Tuesday’s Major League Soccer (MLS) Expansion Draft, which will see 2022 expansion club Charlotte FC select five (5) players for its inaugural roster.
ATXFC will protect 14 total players: 12 chosen by the Club as required by MLS, and two (2) who are automatically protected due to Homegrown or Generation adidas status. Per Expansion Draft rules, Charlotte FC may not select more than one (1) player from any club, including Austin FC.
Further rules and details for Tuesday’s Expansion Draft can be found here.
AUSTIN FC 2021 MLS EXPANSION DRAFT PROTECTED LIST
PROTECTED PLAYERS (12): Julio Cascante, Moussa Djitté, Cecilio Domínguez, Sebastián Driussi, Diego Fagundez, Žan Kolmanič, Nick Lima, Tomás Pochettino, Rodney Redes, Alex Ring, Jhohan Romaña, Brad Stuver
AUTOMATICALLY PROTECTED PLAYERS (2): Daniel Pereira, Owen Wolff
AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION (14): McKinze Gaines, Jon Gallagher, Danny Hoesen, Hector Jimenez, Freddy Kleemann, Kekuta Manneh, Will Pulisic, Aaron Schoenfeld, Brady Scott, Ulises Segura, Aedan Stanley, Jared Stroud, Ben Sweat, Andrew Tarbell