Each Team Selects Five Players From 19 MLS Teams
Inter Miami and Nashville SC each add five additional players to their rosters through the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft.
Joining MLS in 2020, Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC continued building their teams. Each team received five selections during the Expansion Draft. Winning a coin toss, Inter Miami had the first pick.
There were 222 players available during the draft, but as per draft rules, no MLS team lost more than one player in the draft.
Inter Miami CF picked up two defenders, two midfielders and a goalkeeper during the draft. Left back, Ben Sweat, joins Miami from NYCFC. Jamaican international and right back Alvas Powell was picked up from FC Cincinnati. Veteran midfielder, Lee Nguyen, joins Miami from LAFC. Luis Argudo has shown to be a versatile midfielder during his time at the Columbus Crew. Reserve goalkeeper and 2019 MLS Cup winner, Bryan Meredith, was Miami’s final pick.
Along with the club’s picks, Inter Miami traded $150,000 in General Allocation Money to FC Cincinnati for their natural first-round selection in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.
Nashville SC picked up two forwards, Abu Danladi and Brandon Vazquez, from Minnesota United and Atlanta FC respectively. Nashville then traded Vazquez to FC Cincinnati in exchange for $150,000 in 2020 Targeted Allocation Money and $50,000 in 2021 General Allocation Money.
Nashville also picked up defender Zarek Valentin from the Portland Timbers. Valentin was then traded to the Dynamo, along with $75,000 in 2021 Target Allocation Money in exchange for goalkeeper Joe Willis.
Nashville’s other two picks were defender Jalil Anibaba from the New England Revolution and left back/midfielder Jimmy Medranda from Sporting Kansas City. Additionally, Nashville traded $125,000 in 2020 Targeted Allocation Money, $50,000 in 2020 General Allocation Money and an international roster spot for the 2020 season in exchange for Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Adrian Zendejas. The team also acquired National Team defender Daniel Lovitz from the Montreal Impact in exchange for $50,000 in 2020 General Allocation Money, $50,000 in 2020 Targeted Allocation Money and a 2020 international roster spot.