Okay now that we have all had the time to rightfully b!tch and moan about the Crew's absolute playoff flameout, I think it is time to look forward. The next step is the expansion draft. I have posted the rules from MLSnet regarding the draft. Expansion Draft The League will conduct an Expansion Draft prior to the regularly scheduled postseason Waiver Draft (likely in late November) The 2005 Expansion draft will be 10 rounds Each MLS team shall be allowed to protect 12 Senior Roster players Each MLS team may leave unprotected only one Senior International An MLS team may lose no more than three (3) players during the Expansion Draft After a player has been selected from an existing team, such team shall have the right to protect an additional player So who do we protect and who do we expose? Busch Buddle Martino Akwari Fraser Elliot Wingert Marshall Hejduk Oughton Cunnigham Herdsman In all honesty I thought it was going to be much more difficult to pick twelve. In the end I added Herdsman only because we haven't seen much from him because of injuries. I included Marshall because even though he is currently P-40 and protected, I thought that P-40's graduated to Senior level based on playing time and such. If not I would add Paule in his place. Mais will hopefully for his sake retire and the rest of them we could do fine without.