Charlotte had to make tough decisions on who to protect and Andre Shinyashiki is the odd man out, despite signing a new contract this summer.
Shinyashiki, 25, is a former MLS Rookie of the Year (previous version of the Young Player of the Year award). A hard-working, versatile forward who can play anywhere across the front line. He has 22g/7a in 5,185 minutes. That’s an attractive profile.
I expect him to have a strong chance of being selected (either for STL or traded – Charlotte weren’t the only team in talks to acquire him last spring).