As incoming teams, Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC both took part in the Expansion Priority draft in New York City today.
As results of a coin toss, the clubs would alternate picks choosing five different ways to help start building their teams.
- Number 1 pick in 2019 MLS Expansion Draft
- Number 1 pick in 2020 MLS SuperDraft
- Number 1 position in Allocation Ranking Order
- Penultimate position in MLS Re-Entry and End-of-year Waiver Order
- Penultimate position in Discovery Player Ranking
The coin flip was in Inter Miami’s favor, and the club walked away from New York City with both the first pick in the Expansion Draft and the first pick in the SuperDraft. They’ll be able to secure their most favored target with MLS experience and also take their top ranked rookie, barring any trades.
Inter Miami have already started building up their roster and have been linked to some major moves. With top priority in both of these drafts, the pieces seem to be falling well for Inter in its inaugural season.
The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft will take place on November 19th where both Inter Miami and Nashville will be coming away with up to five players from teams already in the MLS (Exempt teams are D.C. United, Vancouver Whitecaps, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, and the New York Red Bulls.) Only 12 players are allowed to be protected by each team, so it seems almost a sure thing MLS proven talent will be headed to South Beach.