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Colorado Rapids didn’t lose any players in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft

San Jose Earthquakes v Colorado Rapids Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft took place today so that Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC—the two newest expansion teams—could add some experienced players to their rosters.

For a refresher on the rules, click here.

The seven players that the Colorado Rapids left unprotected were:

  • Niki Jackson
  • Johan Blomberg
  • Kofi Opare
  • Abdul Rwatubyaye
  • Axel Sjöberg
  • Danny Wilson
  • Tim Howard

There were plenty of great options available this year and here’s how it all went down:

Round 1

Inter Miami: Defender Ben Sweat, NYCFC

Nashille SC: Forward Abu Danladi from Minnesota United FC

Round 2

Inter Miami: Defender Alvas Powell from FC Cincinnati (taken from the Portland Timbers last year by FCC)

Nashille SC: Defender Zarek Valentin from the Portland Timbers; traded to Houston Dynamo for Goalkeeper Joe Willis

Round 3

Inter Miami: Midfielder Lee Nguyen from LAFC

Nashille SC: Defender Jalil Anibaba from New England Revolution

Round 4

Inter Miami: Midfielder Luis Argudo from Columbus Crew

Nashille SC: Forward Brandon Vasquez from Atlanta United; traded to FC Cincinnati for $150K TAM

Round 5

Inter Miami: Goalkeeper Bryan Meredith from Seattle Sounders

Nashille SC: Defender Jimmy Medranda from Sporting Kansas City

Other Post-Expansion Draft Trades

  • Goalkeeper Adrian Zendejas from Sporting Kansas City to Nashville for $50K GAM, $125K TAM, and a 2020 international spot.
  • Leftback Daniel Lovitz from Montreal Impact to Nashville for $50K GAM, $50K TAM, and a 2020 international roster spot.
  • Miami acquire Cincinnati’s 3rd overall SuperDraft pick for $150K GAM, giving the Florida side the 1st and 3rd overall picks in the 2020 SuperDraft.