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Montreal Announce Protected Players Ahead of Expansion Draft

Draft for Charlotte FC gets underway this evening at 7pm

SOCCER: AUG 04 MLS - Atlanta United FC at CF Montreal
Mason Toye (left) heads the list of protected players in advance fo the Charlotte FC expansion draft this evening.
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Montreal has protected a dozen players from its squad for the expansion draft, the club announced, Monday.

They are -

Defenders - Zorhan Bassong, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Kamal Miller and Joel Waterman, Midfielders - Ahmed Hamdi, Lassi Lappalainen, Matko Miljevic, Samuel Piette and Joaquín Torres
Forwards - Sunusi Ibrahim, Romell Quioto and Mason Toye.

Players developed at the club under the age of 25 are excluded from the process including, James Pantemis, Jonathan Sirois, Keesean Ferdinand, Karifa Yao, Jean-Aniel Assi, Clement Bayiha, Mathieu Choiniere, Tomas Giraldo, Djordje Mihailovic (developed by Chicago), Sean Rea, Nathan Saliba and Rida Zouhir.

It leaves the following list of players unprotected for the Charlotte FC expansion draft which takes place this evening at 7pm.

Ballou Tabla, Sebastian Breza, Rudy Camacho, Bjorn Johnsen, Mustafa Kizza, Ismaël Koné, Emanuel Maciel, Aljaz “Kiki” Struna, Robert Thorkelsson and Victor Wanyama.