For a moment, it looked like the Revolution had escaped the MLS Expansion Draft unscathed. And then, with the 10th and final pick of the draft, Minnesota United snatched forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen.
The move marks the second time in as many drafts that an expansion club has selected a second-year Revolution forward. In 2014, NYCFC drafted Patrick Mullins with its second selection. Mullins went on to score 14 goals across two seasons with NYCFC and D.C. United. Though it remains to be seen if Femi will evolve into a Mullins-like contributor, his potential makes this a disappointing loss for the Revolution.
Femi will join Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall, Houston midfielder Collen Warner, Columbus midfielder Mohammed Saeid and Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Jeff Attinella on the first-year Minnesota squad.
Expansion Draft Results
Atlanta: Donny Toia / Defender, Montreal Impact
Minnesota: Chris Duvall / Defender, New York Red Bulls
Atlanta: Zach Lloyd / Defender, FC Dallas
Minnesota: Collen Warner / Midfielder, Houston Dynamo
Atlanta: Clint Irwin / Goalkeeper, Toronto FC
Minnesota: Mohammed Saeid / Midfielder, Columbus Crew SC
Atlanta: Mikey Ambrose / Defender, Orlando City SC
Minnesota: Jeff Attinella / Goalkeeper, Real Salt Lake
Atlanta: Alec Kann / Goalkeeper, Sporting KC
Minnesota: Femi Hollinger-Janzen / Forward, New England Revolution