Atlanta United has 14 players available in expansion draft

Credit: Bob Andres

Credit: Bob Andres

Atlanta United has 14 players available for Tuesday’s MLS expansion draft, the league announced.

FC Cincinnati, which will begin play in 2019, can select up to five players of the 255 made available on Monday.

Unprotected players available from Atlanta United are: Mikey Ambrose, Jon Gallagher, Jose Hernandez, Mitch Hildebrandt, Alec Kann, Kevin Kratz, Jeff Larentowicz, Chris McCann, Michael Parkhurst, Oliver Shannon, Brandon Vazquez, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, Romario Williams and Sal Zizzo. Parkhurst and Zizzo are free agents after having options declined Sunday. The club is currently negotiating to bring back Parkhurst, who has served as team captain both seasons.

The draft will be at 2 p.m. at league headquarters in New York.

Once a player is selected from the unprotected list, the team cannot lose any other player. Teams can protect 11 players from their 2018 roster. The five teams that had players selected in last year’s expansion draft for Los Angeles FC are exempt. They are Columbus, San Jose, Seattle, Sporting Kansas City and Toronto.