MLS Expansion Draft Results: New York City FC and Orlando City SC Picks

New York City FC and Orlando City went head-to-head in a fierce search for Major League Soccer talent to fill their squad’s ahead of their debut season in MLS in the 2014 Expansion Draft tonight.

Both clubs had to select ten players each from a list of 240 players who were left unprotected by the 18 other MLS teams.

The existing MLS teams could only lose a maximum of two players in the draft, and if a player was selected from their club, they had the chance to protect another player from the unprotected list.

Orlando City had the first pick and the pair then took it in turn until all 20 selections were made in total.

Here are the results of the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft:

Full results of the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft

Full results of the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft

Many were surprised by some of the selections but both clubs look to have acquired the players they think will help them finish their inaugural MLS campaigns as high as possible.

DC United striker Eddie Johnson was available but was overlooked. Other surprise omissions include LA Galaxy’s Dan Gargan, Houston Dynamo’s Corey Ashe and New York Red Bulls duo Tim Cahill and Peguy Luyindula.

What did you make of the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft results – who do you think made the better selections?

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