The Expansion Draft Thread (updated with results)

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Ismitje, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    The MLS Cup winners have barely received their trophy, and off we go to the next big deal in MLS land: Wednesday's expansion draft. Please use this thread as protected/available lists become known, and for speculation and the like.
     
  2. SixKick

    SixKick Member+

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Country:
    Mexico
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    ...and so it begins all over again.
     
  3. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
  4. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Country:
    United States
  5. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    Italy
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    I wonder if the 2 subs made at the end yesterday for the CREW went in so they can expose them to some other teams? I mean otherwise why wold they be subbed in after the 90th minute when the game was already won?

    Columbus -- Hesmer, Hejduk, Marshall, O'Rourke, Padula, Gaven (Lenhart, 93+), Carroll, Evans, Rogers, Schelotto (Iro, 91+), Moreno.
     
  6. Mud Grunt

    Mud Grunt New Member

    Nov 15, 2008
    The Pentagon
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    Reward them for their contrabutions this season by letting them say they played with the Cup game.
     
  7. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Country:
    United States
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    Wow, that's quick. But I am pretty excited to see who else Seattle lands to go with Ljungberg and Keller.
     
  8. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Country:
    United States
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    We also have this to watch for...

    Will Seattle be like Toronto (2007) and wheel and deal nearly all of their picks away, or will they be more like San Jose (2008) and hang on to their picks?

    Logic says the Sounders will play it somewhere in the middle. I'd imagine Seattle will be trading if a few guys they've 'targeted' are protected.
     
  9. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    Guam
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    Steve Lenhart is from southern California (Yorba Linda) and had many of his friends and family in the stadium. Most of them in were sitting in my section. :) That might have been part of the reason Sigi gave the "hometown" boy some playing time.
     
  10. Ben7

    Ben7 Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    2:30 to go till the teams have to submit their protected list to MLS, hopefully it doesn't take too long for the complete protected/unprotected list to show up.
     
  11. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Country:
    United States
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    Iro also went to school in SoCal.

    I'm surprised Sigi didn't get Ezra Henderickson (former Gal) in as as well.

    For those of you not familiar, Columbus has lots of SoCal guys:

    1. Sigi Schmid: Head Coach; played and coached UCLA, then the Gals. Titles at both.
    2. Mike Lapper: Assistant Coach; played at UCLA, played for Crew
    3. Frankie Hejduk: Starting RB, USMNT, UCLA grad, Carfiff, CA.
    4. Alejandro Moreno: Starting F, played for Sigi in LA for the Gals (winning in 2002)
    5. Chad Marshall; Defender of the Year; Riverside, CA hometown, Stanford in college.
    6. Brad Evans: starting CM, UC Irvine.
    7. Andy Iro: Defender; played at UC Santa Barbara
    8. Steven Lenhart; Forward; college at Azusa Pacific, Yorba Linda, CA hometown.
    9. Ezra Hendrickson: Defender: played for Sigi in LA ('97-'03), and Chivas in '05.
    10. Stefani Miglioranzi: Midfielder; played briefly with Gals in 2006.
     
  12. Cornballer

    Cornballer Member

    Aug 30, 2005
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    United States
  13. bwidell

    bwidell Member+

    Apr 19, 2005
    Manchester, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
  14. SixKick

    SixKick Member+

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
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    Club América
    Country:
    Mexico
  15. bwidell

    bwidell Member+

    Apr 19, 2005
    Manchester, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    I know. :eek:
     
  16. ccb1212

    ccb1212 Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    West Jordan,UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Country:
    United States
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_11063629

    It sounds like the following was left unprotected for RSL.

    Rimando
    Williams
    Joy
    Deuchar
    Kovelenko
    Mathis
    Horst

    Kirby, Cutler, and Besagno were released.
     
  17. ccb1212

    ccb1212 Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    West Jordan,UT
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    Real Salt Lake
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    United States
  18. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    Ives reports Revs send Cristman to KC for a 2009 3rd round Superdraft pick and an allocation.

    Presumably KC protects him; else why trade for him?
     
  19. bwidell

    bwidell Member+

    Apr 19, 2005
    Manchester, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
  20. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    Goff has DC's list up:

     
  21. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Country:
    United States
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    Wow. I'm stunned Gallardo isn't on the list.
     
  22. SixKick

    SixKick Member+

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Country:
    Mexico
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    DP players don't have to be protected I thought.
     
  23. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    Guam
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    DC's likely reasoning is that Seattle already has two players with high salaries in Kasey Keller and Freddie Ljungberg, with Freddie using up the team's sole DP slot. DC United likely believes that Seattle would not be waste an expansion pick on another DP player with a high salary.
     
  24. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    That and he's too expensive/injury-prone for anyone else to take on.
     
  25. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Re: The Expansion Draft Thread

    NE was going to have to leave either Cristman or Dube unprotected, so that explains that.
     

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