Inter Miami CF Announces Protected List for 2020 MLS Expansion Draft

Inter Miami CF Announces Protected List for 2020 MLS Expansion Draft 12.14.2020

Inter Miami CF has announced its protected player list ahead of the 2020 Major League Soccer (MLS) Expansion Draft for newcomers Austin FC. 

The list consists of 15 total protected players, 12 chosen by the Club as required by MLS and three who are automatically protected due to Homegrown or Generation adidas status. 

The 2020 MLS Expansion Draft will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. ET live on, MLS App, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. MLS’s 27th franchise Austin FC may select up to five players from the eligible pool, claiming only a single player from any one club ahead of its inaugural season in the league in 2021. 

For the full list of eligible players, click here.  For 2020 MLS Expansion Draft rules, processes, parameters and more, click here. For information on Homegrown and Generation adidas rules, click here.

Inter Miami CF’s Protected List for 2020 MLS Expansion Draft: 
Protected Players (12)

GK - John McCarthy

D - Nicolás Figal

D - Leandro González Pirez

D - Dylan Nealis

D - Andrés Reyes

M - Blaise Matuidi

M - Lewis Morgan

M - Matias Pellegrini

M - Rodolfo Pizarro

M - Victor Ulloa

F - Julián Carranza

F - Gonzalo Higuaín 

Automatically Protected Players (3)

GK - Drake Callender (Homegrown)

M - David Norman Jr. (Homegrown)

F - Robbie Robinson (Generation adidas)

Available for Selection (14)

GK - Luis Robles

D - Mikey Ambrose

D - A.J. DeLaGarza

D - Denso Ulysse

D - Alvas Powell

D - Jairo Quinteros

M - Christian Makoun

M - Jay Chapman

M - Federico Higuaín

M - Brek Shea

M - Wil Trapp

M - George Acosta

F - Juan Agudelo

F - Jerome Kiesewetter

The off-season roster building events continue with End-of-Year Waivers and the opening of Free Agency on Dec. 16, followed by Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Process on Dec. 17, and Stage 2 on Dec. 22. The list of players available for the End-of-Year Waivers, Free Agency, and Re-Entry Process is available here