The players, which are listed below, are not available for selection by either Atlanta United or Minnesota United. Both teams during the expansion draft on Tuesday at 2 p.m. eastern time are permitted to make five selections but can only choose one player from each team.
New York Red Bulls protected players:
- Goalkeepers: Ryan Meara, Luis Robles
- Defenders: Aurelien Collin, Kemar Lawrence
- Midfielders: Dax McCarty, Sacha Kljestan, Felipe, Mike Grella, Daniel Royer
- Forwards: Bradley Wright-Phillips, Gonzalo Veron
- Homegrown Players: Tyler Adams, Brandon Allen, Sean Davis, Derrick Etienne Jr., Alex Muyl, Connor Lade