Kansas City, Kan. Sporting Kansas City will have a much different roster when it begins defense of its Eastern Conference regular-season title next season.
Sporting KC defender Seth Sinovic was selected Wednesday by Montreal in the MLS expansion draft, and the team waived four other players, including Brazilian midfielder Jeferson.
Sinovic is the third defender the franchise has lost in an expansion draft in the past four seasons. Tyson Wahl was picked by Seattle in 2008 and Jonathan Leathers by Vancouver last year.
Along with Jeferson, one of its designated players, Sporting KC waived defender Scott Lorenz, midfielder Milos Stojcev and Craig Rocastle, whose season was interrupted after he sprained his MCL while on national team duty for Grenada during the Gold Cup.