The 2016 Expansion Draft begins today at 1 pm CST. Atlanta and Minnesota will take turns drafting players off of the unprotected players lists, with Atlanta picking first in the five round draft. There’s a more extensive explanation of the Expansion Draft rules here.
In a press conference today, Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath hinted that some of the players drafted today may be taken with a view to trade them. However, he also acknowledged that the Loons need to come away from today with a few new faces for the first team.
The draft will be broadcast live on MLSsoccer.com and on YouTube here