Atlanta, Minnesota select top picks in upcoming drafts, MLS rankings

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NEW YORK (AP) MLS expansion teams Atlanta United and Minnesota United completed the Expansion Priority Draft on Sunday, with Atlanta getting the No. 1 pick in the 2016 MLS Expansion Draft and Minnesota the top spot in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

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Atlanta won a coin toss and chose priority in the 2016 Expansion Draft. Minnesota then took priority in the MLS SuperDraft.

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The teams will begin play in 2017. The expansion draft is Dec. 13, with each team able to add five players.

Allocation: Atlanta – no. 1; Minnesota – no. 2
USL/NASL priority: Minnesota – no. 1; Atlanta – no. 2
Discovery: Minnesota – no. 21; Atlanta – no. 22
Waiver/Re-Entry: Atlanta – no. 21; Minnesota – no. 22