On November 19th, 2019, Nashville SC selected Abu Danladi as their first expansion draft pick, second overall after Inter Miami CF’s selection of Ben Sweat from NYCFC. In only three seasons, Danladi went from 2017’s #1 SuperDraft pick to being unprotected to join an MLS expansion team.
In addition to the expansion draft loss, MNUFC updated their roster after picking up and declining contract options, re-signing players and letting contracts expire. When all the dust settled, only two forwards remained on MNUFC’s roster: Angelo Rodriguez and Mason Toye. In mid-October, the Pioneer Press reported that United was ready to drop Angelo Rodriguez from the team.