Seattle goalie Miller leads LAFC list in MLS expansion draft
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seattle goalkeeper Tyler Miller is the Los Angeles Football Club's first pick in the Major League Soccer expansion draft.
LAFC on Tuesday also chose Sporting Kansas City forward Latif Blessing, San Jose forward Marco Urena, Columbus left back Jukka Raitala and Toronto defender Raheem Edwards.
LAFC general manager John Thorrington is uncertain how many of the five players will be with the club when it begins play as MLS' 23rd franchise in March. Some of Thorrington's selections could be moved again soon in trades.
Only four of the 10 combined players chosen by Atlanta and Minnesota in last year's expansion draft actually stayed with their clubs, and only three appeared in a game. Those clubs' general managers traded six of the 10 players selected for additional assets.