Here's what you need to know about the expansion draft.
The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft is set for Tuesday, and it's a big day for Major League Soccer's two newest clubs ahead of their inaugural seasons. Inter Miami and Nashville SC, the league's pair of newcomers, can select up to five players from the eligible player pool as they continue to fill out their rosters ahead of the 2020 season, which begins in February. MLS clubs had the chance to protect certain players ahead of draft while making a great deal of their players available for selection.
Here's everything you need to know:
What time is it and how can I watch?
The event begins on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ET, and you can stream it live on MLSSoccer.com.
What are the rules?
There are five rounds in which both Inter Miami and Nashville SC can pick a player, totaling five players for each team. They have three minutes for each selection, there are no timeouts and no trades are permitted during the draft.
Are any teams exempt from having players selected?
Yes. Five teams are exempt from this year's draft because they had players taken by FC Cincinnati in last season's expansion draft. The exempt teams are FC Dallas, D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Are there any notable players available?