MLS has released the list of players available in the 2021 Expansion Draft and FC Dallas has seven players available for selection.
FC Dallas Exposed Player List
- Bryan Acosta
- Caiser Gomes
- Andres Ricaurte
- Freddy Vargas
- Kyle Zobeck
Based on this list, FC Dallas chose to protect Johnny Nelson – despite having his option declined – over Bressan or Bryan Acosta. FCD must be taking a wait-and-see approach with Nelson who had back surgery last year and likely won’t be back until late February at the earliest.
Update: Even though he was protected in the Expansion Draft, Johnny Nelson could be lost in the Re-Entry Draft.
Nelson is the only change from my prediction.
FC Dallas Actual Protected List
Each team protects up to 12 players.