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A Fare-Thee-Well and Welcome (MLS Expansion Draft Mix)

Jalil Anibaba will play next season with Orlando City SC. Oh, wait, no he won’t. Make that Sporting KC.

Let us just turn to Jacob Sweeny-Samuelson of Sounder at Heart:

Sounders FC, Orlando City SC, and Sporting KC, of MLS.In the MLS Expansion Draft today, Orlando City SC used their third choice of available players to snag Anibaba from the Sounders.

In response, the Sounders added Zach Scott to the protected list. Though many doubted that Scott would be picked in this draft, the Sounders clearly didn’t want to risk losing two center back options from the roster.

The Sounders made it through the rest of the draft unscathed ....

.... It looks like Anibaba may remain in the Western Conference after all. Sporting KC reporter Sam McDowell reports that Anibaba has immediately been traded to Kansas City as part of a deal to ship Aurelien Collin to Orlando ....

First: Thank you, Jalil, and good luck in Kansas City. We’ll be seeing you again, soon.

Also: Good luck to OCSC, and also NYCFC. Welcome to the show; we look forward to greeting your colors with rave green.