UPDATED: FC Cincinnati Selects 5 Players in the Expansion Draft + TRADES

The 2018 MLS expansion draft was held in New York City on Tuesday, December 11th at 2 PM Eastern. FC Cincinnati selected five players from the eligible pool. They could only claim a single player from any one club and had three minutes for each selection, with no timeouts or trades during the draft.

The five teams LAFC chose from during the 2017 expansion draft are off-limits for FC Cincinnati. Those included the Seattle Sounders, San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City, Columbus Crew SC, and Toronto FC. 

Player profiles (linked in names) and values below are via Tranfermarkt.

Round 1 – Darren Mattocks

Age: 28
Position: Center forward
From: Portmore, Jamaica (Domestic – U.S. Green Card)
Former Team: DC United
Market Value: $900K

Round 2 – Kei Kamara – traded to Colorado Rapids for an International Roster spot

Age: 34
Position: Center forward
From: Sierra Leone
Former team: Vancouver Whitecaps
Market Value: $900K

Round 3 – Roland Lamah

Age: 30
Position: Left winger
From: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (international spot)
Former team: FC Dallas
Market Value: $1.42M

Round 4 – Eric Alexander

Age: 30
Position: Center midfield
From: Portage, Michigan
Former team: Houston Dynamo
Market Value: $677K

Round 5 – Hassan Ndam

Age: 20
Position: Center Back
From: Foumban, Cameroon (international spot)
Former Team: New York Red Bulls
Market Value: $395K

TRADE: Greg Garza acquired from Atlanta United

Age: 27
Position: Defender/Left back
From: Grapevine, Texas
Former Team: Atlanta United
Value: $900K
Deal: Traded in exchange for $200K of General Allocation Money and $250K of Targeted Allocation Money

TRADE: Kendall Waston acquired from Vancouver Whitecaps 

Age: 30
Position: Center back
From: Limón, Costa Rica (domestic – U.S. Permanent Resident)
Former Team: Vancouver Whitecaps
Value: $1.1M
Deal: Traded in exchange for $450K of General Allocation Money, $300K of Targeted Allocation Money and a 2019 international roster spot

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