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Revolution Reveal List of 13 Protected Players Ahead of MLS Expansion Draft

Femi Hollinger-Janzen, Bobby Shuttleworth highlight list of exposed Revolution players.

Northampton Town v Milton Keynes Dons - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Cody Cropper, shown here playing for British-side MK Dons, is the only protected Revolution goalkeeper heading into Tuesday’s expansion draft.
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On Tuesday afternoon, Revolution gaffer Jay Heaps will head into the MLS Expansion Draft with 13 protected players on his roster. His list includes a mix of veteran talent, including Lee Nguyen and Kei Kamara, and players on the rise, including Cody Cropper and Xavier Kouassi.

Yet when the draft kicks off, one rising Revs’ star will be eligible for selection: former third-round SuperDraft pick Femi Hollinger-Janzen. The only member of the 2016 draft class still rostered by the Revolution, Femi offered an attacking spark off the bench during his rookie campaign, scoring two goals in 19 appearances.

Femi serves as the only attacking player on the Revs’ list of exposed players. He joins goalkeepers Brad Knighton and Bobby Shuttleworth, who will likely battle Cropper for starts next season, and former MLS Defender of the Year Jose Goncalves, who is out of contract on Dec. 31, 2016.

Here is a complete list of protected and unprotected Revolution players.

Protected Players (11):

Juan Agudelo – Forward

Teal Bunbury – Forward

Cody Cropper – Goalkeeper

Diego Fagundez – Midfielder

Andrew Farrell – Defender

Kei Kamara – Forward

Gershon Koffie – Midfielder (International)

Xavier Kouassi – Midfielder (International)

Lee Nguyen – Midfielder

Kelyn Rowe – Midfielder

Chris Tierney – Defender

Automatically protected players (2):

Scott Caldwell – Midfielder (Homegrown)

Zachary Herivaux – Midfielder (Homegrown)

Unprotected players (10):

Darrius Barnes - Defender

Jose Goncalves - Defender (International)

Femi Hollinger-Janzen - Forward

Brad Knighton - Goalkeeper

Daigo Kobayashi - Midfielder

Bobby Shuttleworth - Goalkeeper

Donnie Smith - Defender

Matt Turner - Goalkeeper

London Woodberry - Defender

Je-Vaughn Watson - Defender

The MLS Expansion Draft begins Tuesday at 2:00 PM ET. For a complete list of expansion draft rules and regulations, visit the MLS Press Box on mlssoccer.com.