CHICAGO (Dec. 10, 2017) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Sunday its 11 protected players in advance of the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. CT. Expansion side Los Angeles Football Club will select up to five players from MLS’ other 22 teams.
Each current MLS club had the opportunity to protect 11 players from their 2017 roster. Homegrown players on a club’s Supplemental/Reserve Roster at the end of the 2017 season are automatically protected.
Only a single player can be drafted from any one club.
Additional information on the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft can be found here.
Below is the list of the Fire players:
Protected (11): David Accam, Jonathan Campbell, Johan Kappelhof, Dax McCarty, Nemanja Nikolic, Juninho, Matt Polster, Richard Sanchez, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luis Solignac, Brandon Vincent
Available for selection (13): David Arshakyan, Jorge Bava, Brandt Bronico, Stefan Cleveland, Jorge Corrales, Michael de Leeuw, Christian Dean, Matej Dekovic, John Goossens, Michael Harrington, Daniel Johnson, Matt Lampson, Joao Meira
Homegrown (5): Joey Calistri, Drew Conner, Patrick Doody, Collin Fernandez, Djordje Mihailovic