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FC Cincinnati adds Haris Medunjanin; 3 others chosen in MLS waiver draft

Jeff Caldwell, Greg Ranjitsingh and Danilo Acosta were also selected.

Four players were chosen Monday in the Major League Soccer waiver draft. 

FC Cincinnati used the No. 1 pick to take Philadelphia Union midfielder Haris Medunjanin, whose exit from the Union was confirmed last week. 

The 34-year-old from Bosnia and Herzegovina played in 98 games for the Union over three seasons, including a pair of 34-game seasons. The midfielder started his career in the Netherlands and was selected by a club with a growing Dutch influence, as sporting director Gerard Nijkamp and head coach Ron Jans were brought to Cincinnati during the 2019 season. 

FC Cincinnati now owns Medunjanin’s MLS rights and hold the priority to negotiate with him. 

New England moved up to the No. 3 selection in a trade with Orlando City to take goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell from New York City FC. The Revolution sent their 2020 MLS SuperDraft second-round pick to the Lions in exchange for the waiver draft position. 

Caldwell has not participated in a MLS game since he was a first-round selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. He was on loan at Memphis 901 FC in the USL Championship in 2019. 

Minnesota United also snagged a goalkeeper in Orlando City’s Greg Ranjitsingh, who made two appearances for the Lions last season. 

The LA Galaxy made the last pick of the waiver draft by choosing Danilo Acosta. The defender made eight appearances on loan at Orlando City from Real Salt Lake. 

The other 20 clubs in MLS opted to pass in the waiver draft. 






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