The list of 255 Major League Soccer players available in Tuesday's expansion draft is out, and most notable of the 16 Minnesota United players on it are young defenders Eric Miller and Wyatt Omsberg.
Most of those 16 names on the list that new FC Cincinnati could choose from are primarily players whose contracts the team already decided last month not to renew, Miller and Omsberg excluded.
Acquired in a May trade with Colorado, Miller, 25, is a Woodbury native who started 13 of 18 games he played last season. Picked 15th in the 2018 SuperDraft, Omsberg, 23, started four of seven games he played last season.
The Loons' list of players already not returning includes Marc Burch, Sam Cronin, Fernando Bob, Ibson, Alex Kapp, Bertrand Owundi, Frantz Pangop, Jerome Thiesson and Collen Warner.
Also on it is Johan Venegas, whose contract was up without an option, as well as Maximiano and Alexi Gomez, both of whom were returned to their teams after their loan arrangements to United ended.
FC Cincinnati can pick as many as five players and no other MLS team whose players are eligible to be selected can lose more than one player.
• The St. Cloud State men returned to the top spot in the United States College Hockey Online poll, following one week at No. 2. The Huskies (13-1-2) again flipped places with UMass (13-2), which split a weekend series at Quinnipiac. Minnesota State Mankato remained third and Minnesota Duluth fourth.
• The Gophers are ranked No. 23 in the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) preseason poll. Eight Big Ten teams are among the top 36 in the rankings. The Gophers open their season Jan. 4 at No. 20 Arizona State. The first Big Ten matchup will be Jan. 19 at No. 29 Iowa.