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MLS Rosters As 2020 Begins

MIAMI, Fla. (December 30, 2019) —

With the Expansion Draft in the rearview mirror and every MLS team announcing its roster moves this week, we can now take stock on where all 26 MLS teams stand heading into the winter.

Bradley Wright-Phillips, Miguel Ibarra and Roman Torres are just some of the players in search of new clubs next season after leaving their MLS clubs this winter.

Some players have already made big offseason moves, including Luis Robles moving to Inter Miami, Sacha Kljestan returning home to join the LA Galaxy, and Brooks Lennon heading to Atlanta United to name a few.

We have also seen some big-name veterans signing new deals with their long-time clubs, including Diego Valeri in Portland and Michael Bradley with Toronto FC.

Among the most recent moves were, the New England Revolution signed Polish striker Adam Buksa as a new designated player, while the Columbus Crew landed their playmaker in Argentine playmaker Lucas Zelarayan and the Vancouver Whitecaps added a top striker in Lucas Cavallini.

With a busy offseason continuing to push forward this week, here’s an updated look at every MLS team’s current roster heading into 2020, and every player currently under contract for the upcoming season.

(UPDATED through December 29th)

Atlanta United

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan, Alec Kann, Brendan Moore.

Defenders: George Bello, George Campbell, Franco Escobar, Jon Gallagher, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Jeff Larentowicz, Miles Robinson.

Midfielders: Mo Adams, Ezequiel Barco, Andrew Carleton, Luiz Fernando, Julian Gressel, Emerson Hyndman, Brooks Lennon, Eric Remedi.

Forwards: Lagos Kunga, Josef Martinez, Pity Martinez, Dion Pereira, Hector Villalba.

Chicago Fire

Goalkeepers: Kenneth Kronholm, Gabriel Slonina.

Defenders: : Jonathan Bornstein, Francisco Calvo, Johan Kappelhof, Marcelo, Andre Reynolds II, Nicholas Slonina.

Midfielders: Micheal Azira, Brandt Bronico, Raheem Edwards, Przemysław Frankowski, Jeremiah Gutjahr, Fabian Herbers, Álvaro Medran, Djordje Mihailovic.

Forward: CJ Sapong.

FC Cincinnati

Goalkeepers: Jimmy Hague, Ben Lundt, Spencer Richey, Przemysław Tyton.

Defenders: Zico Bailey, Mathieu Deplagne, Greg Garza, Logan Gdula, Andrew Gutman, Nick Hagglund, Hassan Ndam, Maikel van der Werff, Kendall Waston.

Midfielders: Fatai Alashe, Frankie Amaya, Leonardo Bertone, Allan Cruz, Joe Gyau, Tommy McCabe, Haris Medunjanin, Caleb Stanko.

Forwards: Fanendo Adi, Rashawn Dally, Kekuta Manneh, Darren Mattocks.

Colorado Rapids

Goalkeeper: Clint Irwin, Andre Rawls.

Defenders: Lalas Abubakar, Sebastian Anderson, Kortne Ford, Drew Moor, Abdul Rwatubyaye, Keegan Rosenberry, Auston Trusty, Sam Vines, Danny Wilson, Deklan Wynne.

Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta, Cole Bassett, Nicolas Mezquida, Jack Price.

Forwards: Matt Hundley, Kei Kamara, Jonathan Lewis, Niki Jackson, Sam Nicholson, Diego Rubio, Andre Shinyashiki.

Columbus Crew

Goalkeepers: Jon Kempin, Matt Lampson, Eloy Room

Defenders: Chris Cadden, Waylon Francis, Hector Jimenez, Aboubacar Keita, Jonathan Mensah, Axel Sjöberg, Milton Valenzuela, Josh Williams, Vito Wormgoor.

Midfielders: Artur, Luis Diaz, Youness Mokhtar, Darlington Nagbe, Pedro Santos, Wil Trapp, Lucas Zelarayan

Forwards: Jordan Hamilton, JJ Williams, Gyasi Zardes

FC Dallas

Goalkeepers: Jesse Gonzalez, Jimmy Maurer, Kyle Zobeck.

Defenders: Bressan, Ryan Hollingshead, John Nelson, Callum Montgomery, Reto Ziegler, Reggie Cannon, Matt Hedges,

Midfielders: Bryan Acosta, Pablo Aranguiz, Santiago Mosquera, Michael Barrios, Edwin Cerrillo, Jacori Hayes, Brandon Servania, Paxton Pomykal, Thomas Roberts,

Forwards: Francis Atuahene, Dominique Badji, Jesus Ferreira, Zdenek Ondrasek, Ricardo Pepi, Fafa Picault, Bryan Reynolds, Dante Sealy, Ewa Twumasi.

D.C. United

Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid, Chris Seitz.

Defenders: Steven Birnbaum, Frederic Brillant, Oniel Fisher, Joseph Mora, Chris Odoi-Atsem, Donovan Pines.

Midfielders: Paul Arriola, Yamil Asad, Emmanuel Boateng, Russell Canouse, Felipe Martins, Júnior Moreno, Moses Nyeman, Ulises Segura, Griffin Yow.

Forward: Ola Kamara

Houston Dynamo

Goalkeepers: Michael Nelson.

Defenders: Jose Bizama, Victor Cabrera, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Sam Junqua, Adam Lundkvist, Erik McCue, Kiki Struna, Zarek Valentin.

Midfielders: Darwin Ceren, Boniek García, Niko Hansen, Tomás Martínez, Tommy McNamara, Memo Rodriguez, Matias Vera.

Forwards: Alberth Elis, Mauro Manotas, Ronaldo Peña, Darwin Quintero, Christian Ramirez, Michael Salazar.

LAFC

Goalkeepers: Pablo Sisniega.

Defenders: Tristan Blackmon, Mohamed El-Munir, Diego Palacios, Eddie Segura, Danilo Silva, Walker Zimmerman.

Midfielders: Eduard Atuesta, Latif Blessing, Francisco Ginella, Alejandro Guido, Mark-Anthony Kaye.

Forwards: Adama Diomande, Danny Musovski, Adrien Perez, Josh Pérez, Brian Rodriguez, Diego Rossi, Carlos Vela, Rodolfo Zelaya.

Los Angeles Galaxy

Goalkeepers: David Bingham, Justin Vom Steeg.

Defenders: Julian Araujo, Rolf Feltscher, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Jorgen Skjelvik, Daniel Steres, Diedie Traore.

Midfielders:  Efrain Alvarez, Joe Corona, Emil Cuello, Jonathan dos Santos, Perry Kitchen, Sacha Kljestan, Sebastian Lletget.

Forwards: Cristian Pavon, Ethan Zubak.

Inter Miami CF

Goalkeeper: John McCarthy, Bryan Meredith, Luis Robles.

Defenders: Mikey Ambrose, A.J. De La Garza, Grant Lillard, Christian Makoun, Alvas Powell, Ben Sweat, Román Torres.

Midfielders: Lee Nguyen, Luis Argudo, George Acosta, Jay Chapman, David Norman Jr., Matias Pellegrini, Victor Ulloa.

Forwards: Julian Carranza, Jerome Kiesewetter, Juan Agudelo.

Minnesota United

Goalkeeper: Dayne St. Clair.

Defenders: Michael Boxall, Chase Gasper, Brent Kallman, Romain Metanire, Ike Opara, Wyatt Omsberg.

Midfielders: Osvaldo Alonso, Hassani Dotson, Thomas Chacon, Ethan Finlay, Jan Gregus, Kevin Molino, Robin Lod.

Forwards: Angelo Rodriguez, Mason Toye.

Impact de Montréal

Goalkeepers: Evan Bush, James Pantemis.

Defenders: Rudy Camacho, Jukka Raitala, Karifa Yao, Jorge Corrales

Midfielders: Bojan Krkic, Clement Bayiha, Mathieu Choiniere, Ignacio Piatti, Samuel Piette, Romell Quioto, Amar Sejdic, Shamit Shome, Saphir Taider, Lassi Lappalainen.

Forwards: Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Maxi Urruti,

Nashville SC

Goalkeepers: Adrian Zendejas, Joe Willis.

Defenders: Jalil Anibaba, Brayan Beckeles, Jimmy Medranda, Daniel Lovitz, Eric Miller, Dave Romney.

Midfielders: Anibal Godoy, Derrick Jones, Dax McCarty, Randall Leal, Hany Mukhtar.

Forwards: David Accam, Dominique Badji, Abu Danladi, Cameron Lancaster, Daniel Rios.

New England Revolution

Goalkeepers: Matt Turner, Brad Knighton.

Defenders: Alexander Buttner, Brandon Bye, Samba Camara, Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell, Michael Mancienne, Seth Sinovic.

Midfielders: Issac Angking, Scott Caldwell, Luis Caicedo, Diego Fagundez, Nicolas Firmino, Carles Gil, DeJuan Jones, Damian Rivera, Kelyn Rowe, Wilfried Zahibo.

Forwards: Adam Buksa, Gustavo Bou, Tajon Buchanan, Teal Bunbury, Cristian Penilla, Justin Rennicks

New York City FC

Goalkeepers: Luis Barraza, Sean Johnson, Brad Stuver.

Defenders: Alexander Callens, Maxime Chanot, Tayvon Gray, Sebastien Ibeagha, Ronald Matarrita, James Sands, Joe Scally, Anton Tinnerholm.

Midfielders: Justin Haak, Maxi Moralez, Alex Ring, Tony Rocha, Juan Pablo Torres.

Forwards: Valentin Castellanos, Héber, Gary Mackay-Steven, Jesus Medina, Alexandru Mitriță, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi.

New York Red Bulls

Goalkeeper: Kendall McIntosh, Ryan Meara.

Defenders: Rece Buckmaster, Kyle Duncan, Kemar Lawrence, Aaron Long, Sean Nealis, Tim Parker and Amro Tarek.

Midfielders: Cristian Casseres Jr., Sean Davis, Omir Fernandez, Kaku, Ben Mines, Alex Muyl, Danny Royer, Marc Rzatkowski, Florian Valot.

Forwards: Tom Barlow, Mathias Jørgensen, Brian White

Orlando City

Goalkeepers: Brian Rowe.

Defenders: Kamal Miller, Kyle Smith, Robin Jansson, Joao Moutinho.

Midfielders: Jordan Bender, David Loera, Sebastian Mendez, Andres Perea, Mauricio Pereyra, Robinho, Uri Rosell.

Forwards: Tesho Akindele, Chris Mueller, Santiago Patino, Dom Dwyer, Josue Colman, Benji Michel, Nani.

Philadelphia Union

Goalkeepers: Andre Blake, Matt Freese, Joe Bendik.

Defenders: Jack Elliott, Raymon Gaddis, Olivier Mbaizo, Mark McKenzie, Matt Real, Kai Wagner.

Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson, Alejandro Bedoya, Warren Creavalle, Jack De Vries, Anthony Fontana, Jose Martinez, Cole Turner.

Forwards: Cory Burke, Michee Ngalina, Kacper Przybylko, Sergio Santos, Andrew Wooten.

Portland Timbers

Goalkeepers: Jeff Attinella, Aljaz Ivacic.

Defenders: Julio Cascante, Marco Farfan, Larrys Mabiala, Bill Tuiloma, Jorge Villafana, Dario Zuparic, Jorge Moreira.

Midfielders: Dairon Asprilla, Sebastian Blanco, Diego Chara, Tomas Conechny, Andres Flores, Marvin Loria, Andy Polo, Diego Valeri, Eryk Williamson, Renzo Zambrano.

Forward: Jeremy Ebobisse.

Real Salt Lake

Goalkeepers: David Ochoa, Andrew Putna.

Defenders: Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Erik Holt, Nedum Onuoha.

Midfielders: Luis Arriaga, Nick Besler, Damir Kreilach, Everton Luiz, Justin Portillo, Pablo Ruiz, Albert Rusnák.

Forwards: Corey Baird, Sam Johnson, Douglas Martinez, Jefferson Savarino, Tate Schmitt, Julian Vazquez.

San Jose Earthquakes

Goalkeepers: Matt Bersano, JT Marcinkowski, Emi Ochoa, Andrew Tarbell, Daniel Vega.

Defenders: Jacob Akanyirige, Florian Jungwirth, Guram Kashia, Nick Lima, Marcos Lopez, Paul Marie, Tommy Thompson, Casey Walls.

Midfielders: Eric Calvillo, Magnus Eriksson, Cristian Espinoza, Luis Felipe, Carlos Fierro, Gilbert Fuentes, Siad Haji, Judson, Vako, Shea Salinas, Jackson Yueill.

Forwards: Cade Cowell, Danny Hoesen, Andy Rios, Chris Wondolowski.

Seattle Sounders

Goalkeepers: Stefan Cleveland, Stefan Frei, Trey Muse.

Defenders: Xavier Arreaga, Joevin Jones, Kelvin Leerdam, Nouhou Tolo.

Midfielders: Handwalla Bwana, Emanuel Cecchini, Jordy Delem, Danny Leyva, Nicolás Lodeiro, Cristian Roldan, Gustav Svensson.

Forwards: Will Bruin, Justin Dhillon, Jordan Morris, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez and Raúl Ruidíaz

Sporting Kansas City

Goalkeepers: Eric Dick, Tim Melia, Richard Sanchez.

Defenders: Botond Barath, Matt Besler, Andreu Fontas, Jaylin Lindsey, Luis Martins, Roberto Puncec, Graham Smith, Graham Zusi.

Midfielders: Gianluca Busio, Cameron Duke, Roger Espinoza, Felipe Gutierrez, Felipe Hernandez, Ilie Sanchez, Wan Kuzain.

Forwards: Gerso Fernandes, Tyler Freeman, Erik Hurtado, Alan Pulido, Johnny Russell, Daniel Salloi, Khiry Shelton.

Toronto FC

Goalkeepers: Alex Bono, Quentin Westberg.

Defenders: Auro Jr., Laurent Ciman, Julian Dunn, Omar Gonzalez, Richie Laryea, Chris Mavinga, Justin Morrow, Eriq Zavaleta.

Midfielders: Nick DeLeon, Marky Delgado, Griffin Dorsey, Tsubasa Endoh, Liam Fraser, Erickson Gallardo, Michael Bradley, Noble Okello, Jonathan Osorio, Alejandro Pozuelo, Jacob Shaffelburg.

Forwards: Ayo Akinola, Jozy Altidore, Patrick Mullins, Juan Agudelo.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Goalkeeper: Maxime Crepeau, Thomas Hasal, Zac MacMath

Defenders: Ali Adnan, Derek Cornelius, Jasser Khmiri, Georges Mukumbilwa, Jake Nerwinski

Midfielders: Michael Baldisimo, Simon Colyn, Jon Erice, Inbeom Hwang, Andy Rose, Russell Teibert

Forwards: Theo Bair, Lucas Cavallini, Fredy Montero, Yordy Reyna, Tosaint Ricketts


By Ken Russo

My work in the business of soccer applies skills acquired in law practice with a focus on the sport's commercial, communications and sporting components. Russo Soccer aims to inform, educate and engage in dialogue on news and relevant issues in the game.

Um advogado por formação, concentro meu trabalho nos negócios, comunicações e operações de equipes no futebol mundial. | Abogado con fundación avanzada en comunicaciones, enfocado en los negocios del fútbol y las comunicaciones. | Je suis un avocat experimenté dans les affaires de football.

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