July 21, 2018 - Atlanta United forward Brandon Vazquez (left) is fouled by D.C. United midfielder Chris Durkin (21) during the second half in a MLS soccer game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Three more goals from Josef Martinez set a new MLS record lifted Atlanta United to a 3-1 victory over D.C. United on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Atlanta United’s unprotected player list released

There weren’t any surprises among the players Atlanta United chose not to protect for Tuesday’s expansion draft. MLS released the list of every player left unprotected Saturday.

The expansion draft is scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. It will be featured on mlssoccer.com.

Inter Miami and Nashville can make as many as five selections each. Once a team has a player selected, the team’s remaining players can’t be chosen. 
» RELATED: Full list of players available for MLS expansion draft

Five teams were exempt: D.C. United, Dallas, Houston, New York Red Bulls and Vancouver because each had a player selected in last year’s expansion draft.

Each team can protect as many 12 players. Players who signed Homegrown contracts or Generation Adidas contracts are automatically protected. Players who are retiring, such as Michael Parkhurst, aren’t eligible to be selected.

The breakdown:
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AUTOMATICALLY PROTECTED 
George Bello (Homegrown)
Andrew Carleton (Homegrown)
Chris Goslin (Homegrown)
Lagos Kunga (Homegrown)
Patrick Okonkwo (Homegrown)
(George Campbell’s HG contract doesn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, 2020).
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PROTECTED 
Mo Adams
Ezequiel Barco
Franco Escobar
Leandro Gonzalez Pirez
Julian Gressel
Brad Guzan
Emerson Hyndman
Josef Martinez
Pity Martinez
Eric Remedi
Miles Robinson
Hector Villalba
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UNPROTECTED (with 2019 salary in parentheses) 
Mikey Ambrose ($72,351.60)
Jon Gallagher ($70,250.04)
Jose Hernandez ($140,004)
Alec Kann ($100,008)
Kevin Kratz ($222,750)
Jeff Larentowicz ($210,000)
Justin Meram ($678,754)
Brendan Moore ($70,250.04)
Luiz Fernando Nascimento ($56,250)
Michael Parkhurst (retiring)
Dion Pereira ($56,250)
Flo Pogba ($324,000)
Brek Shea ($225,000)
Brandon Vazquez ($166,000)

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