HARRISON, N.J. (December 12, 2017) – The New York Red Bulls did not have any players selected by LAFC in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft. LAFC, set to begin play in MLS in 2018, selected five players from around the league on Tuesday afternoon.
LAFC used all of their selections, taking goalkeeper Tyler Miller from Seattle Sounders, forward Latif Blessing from Sporting Kansas City, forward Marco Urena from San Jose Earthquakes, defender Jukka Raitala from Columbus Crew SC and midfielder Raheem Edwards of Toronto FC.
MLS' free agency kicks off at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12. Out-of-contract players and those who had their contract option declined who were at least 28-years-old during the 2017 season and have at least eight years of MLS service are eligible for free agency.
- READ: List of MLS Free Agents
On December 13, the 2017 MLS Waiver Draft is set to be held, consisting of players who have been waived by clubs and do not meet minimum years of service requirement for Re-Entry Draft or free agency; the draft is conducted in reverse order of 2017 season finish, taking into account postseason performance, with expansion LAFC picking 23rd.