FC Cincinnati today announced the club’s protected roster for the 2021 MLS Expansion Draft, which takes place on Tuesday, December 14 at 7 p.m. ET.
As 2022 expansion club Charlotte FC prepares to start playing in MLS next season, the squad can select up to five players for their inaugural season. However, only one player can be selected from the same club.
Clubs can protect 12 players from their senior, supplemental and reserve rosters. Players of the adidas generation who did not graduate at the end of the 2021 MLS season and local players (25 and under – born 1996 or later) on a club’s roster at the end of the season MLS 2021 are automatically protected. Clubs do not have to use a secure location on them.
The full list of protected players will be available at MLSSoccer.com.
FC Cincinnati Protected List:
Automatically Protected FC Cincinnati Players:
2021 MLS Expansion Draft Process:
General allowance money (GAM):
For more rules and procedures on the 2021 MLS Expansion Draft, visit the official MLS website, HERE.
FC Cincinnati is entering its fourth season of MLS competition in 2022 and its second at TQL Stadium. For up-to-the-minute updates on FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the official team mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content, and match notifications.
Tickets for the home opener against DC United on March 5 are currently only available through season ticket subscriptions, which are available now. Fans can get the best, cheapest tickets for the best games throughout the season, including the home opener, by purchasing season tickets at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977 -KICK i.e. 513-977-5425.