The 2022 MLS Expansion draft is tomorrow (Friday), so today FC Dallas – and the rest of MLS – announced their MLS expansion draft lists.
I made some predictions on these lists on Wednesday if you want to see how I did.
The most important decision, FC Dallas protected Matt Hedges.
FC Dallas Players Exposed
FC Dallas could potentially lose one, and only one, of these players.
FC Dallas Protection List
All MLS teams get to protect 12 players.
|5||Jose A. Martinez|
FC Dallas Auto Protection List
Generation adidas players who have not graduated and Homegrowns under 25 years this season are auto-protected. FC Dallas has more than most other teams, a big advantage in this process.
Marco Farfan was a surprise auto-protect. My math said last year LAFC protected him.
|Justin Che||Homegrown on loan|
|Isaiah Parker||Generation adidas|
|Dante Sealy||Homegrown on loan|
Do you think that Thomas Roberts will ever get a chance to play here?
No. I expect them to decline his options on Monday.
With Hedges included on the protected list, would that indicate a new contract is likely?
It indicates they are still trying.
In fact, as I tweeted a little while ago, I learned that Hedges and his people met with FCD again yesterday.
So they are still talking. That’s good.