/r/mls Did A Mock Expansion Draft. What's Your Take On It?

MagnusPax

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So reddit NYCFC did a Expansion Draft protect/unprotect lists for all MLS clubs:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m5GY3TLqJEHEM7SvVy3j8xK1uh4VXGuJwXUtqmfYuxY/edit#gid=0

While not perfect, I think its fun to look at the possibilities (I'll bold ones I like).


Chicago:
Mike Magee
Patrick Nyarko
Juan Luis Anangono
Florent Sinama-Pongolle
Sanna Nyassi
Alex
Gonzalo Segares
Bakary Soumare
Benji Joya
Patrick Ianni
Matt Fondy
Hunter Jumper

Colorado:
Thomas Piermayr
Marvell Wynne
Marc Burch
John Berner
Tony Cascio
John Neeskins
Zat Knight
Edson Buddle
Kamani Hill
Nick Labrocca
Brian Mullan
Danny Mwanga
Joe Nasco
Jared Watts

Columbus:
Ben Speas
Josh Williams
Eric Gehrig
Aaron Schoenfeld
Tyson Wahl
Ben Sweat
Adam Bedel
Kevan George
Brad Stuver

DC:
Taylor Kemp
Chris Korb
Jeff Parke
Attakora
Estrada
Opare
Arnaud
Caskey
Porter
Neal
Jeffrey
Doyle
Willis
Dykstra
Mcnamara
Eddie Johnson

Dallas:
Adam Moffat
Michel
Jair Benitez
Raul Fernandez
Ryan Hollingshead
George John
Peter Luccin
Michel Pereira
Brian Span
David Texeira
Nick Walker
Je-Vaughn Watson

LA:
Gordon
Perk
Dunivant
Rowe
Friend
Leonardo
Garcia
Riley
Rugg
Hoffman
Venter
Walker

NYRB:
Tim Cahill
Ryan Meara
Armando
Bobby Convey
Damien Perrinelle
Eric Stevenson
Ian Christianson
Ibrahim Sekagya
Kosuke Kimura
Marius Obekop
Michael Bustamante
Péguy Luyindula
Richard Eckersley
Saër Sène

Philadelphia:
Ethan White
Rais Mbolhi
Brian Brown
Antoine Hoppenot
Fabio Alves
Austin Berry
Corben Bone
Brian Carroll
Conor Casey
Daniel Cruz
Fred Da Silva
Leo Fernandes
Michael Lahoud
Richie Marquez
Aaron Wheeler

Portland:
Will Johnson
Jake Gleeson
Kalif Alhassan (M) 24
George Fochive (M) 22
Jake Gleeson (GK) 24
Michael Harrington (D) 28
Jack Jewsbury (D) 33
Pa Modou Kah (D) 34
Raushan McKenzie (D) 28
Michael Nanchoff (F/M) 26
Danny O'Rourke (D) 31
Noberto Paparatto (D) 30
Taylor Peay (D) 23
Donovan Ricketts (GK) 37
Andrew Weber (GK) 31


Salt Lake:
Ned Grabavoy (12)
Sebastian Velasquez (13)
Aaron Maund
Robbie Findley
Cole Grossman
Olmes Garcia
Chris Wingert
Devon Sandoval
Jeff Attinella
Rich Balchan
Abdoulie Mansally
John Stertzer

San Jose:
Steven Lenhart
Pablo Pintos
Jon Busch
Sam Cronin
Yannick Djalo
Kristopher Tyrpak
Shaun Francis
Andreas Gorlitz
Billy Schuler
Brandon Barklage
Michael Fucito
Ty Harden
Atiba Harris
Billy Knutsen
Bryan Meredith
Tommy Muller
Khari Stephenson

Seattle:
Andy Rose
Michael Azira
Chad Barrett
Zach Scott
Jalil Anibaba
Kenny Cooper
Tristan Bowen
Onyekachi Apan
Josh Ford
Marcus Hahnemann
Aaron Long
Jimmy Ockford
Kevin Parsemain
Djimi Traore
Cam Weaver
Eriq Zavaleta

Sporting KC:
Ike Opara
Chance Myers
Claudio Bieler
CJ Sapong
Jorge Claros
Martin Steuble
Christian Duke
Jacob Peterson
Jimmy Medranda

Toronto:
Warren Creavalle
Kyle Bekker
Dwayne De Rosario
Bright Dike
Jackson
Jeremy Hall
Chris Konopka
Luke Moore
Ashtone Morgan
Dominic Oduro
Ryan Richter
Collen Warner
Andrew Wiedeman

Vancouver:
Darren Mattocks
Mehdi Ballouchy
Mamadou Diouf
Johnny Leveron
Andre Lewis
Andy O’Brien
Mauro Rosales
Omar Salgado
Paolo Tornaghi


Not done:
New England
Montreal
Houston
 

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Definitely some names I'd be happy to see in the city on those lists. This draft can't get here soon enough.
 

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Yea there are some quality MLS players available if we are able to snag one.
 

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I'd really like to see Darren Mattocks come down here. He's still got some maturing to do, but I think Kreis could make something out of a player like him.
 

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In all honesty, I couldn't tell you much (if anything) about any of the players on the unprotected list.

I would imagine Kreis is going to grab someone off of RSL's roster, but who knows?

Jeff Attinella wouldn't be a bad selection for a backup GK. I remember seeing him with the Tampa Bay Rowdies when I was watching NASL games and I thought he was pretty good.
 

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I don't see any way we pick up less than the 10 players allowed. We may not keep all 10 by opening day due to contract issues and what not, but we will pick 10. The bulk of which will likely be players with the most upside. I don't expect to pick up more than 2 or 3 solid starters unless we take risks with contracts and such.
I've never really cared much about drafts in sports because they are boring, but for this one I will be at my computer agonizing over every pick we make!
 

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Players I think we should definitely have a look at
Yannick Djalo (28) - San Jose Eartquakes
CJ Sapong (25) - Sporting Kansas City
Mike Magee (30) - Chicago Fire
Marvell Wynne (28) - Colorado Rapids
Thomas Piermayr (25) - Colorado Rapids
Ryan Meara (24) - New York Red Bulls
Peguy Luyindula (35) - New York Red Bulls
Kenny Cooper (30) - Seattle Sounders
Andy Rose (24) - Seattle Sounders
Michael Azira (27) - Seattle Sounders
Kofi Opare (24) - DC United
Will Johnson (27) - Portland Timbers
Ethan White (23) - Philadelphia Union
 

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If he's available, I feel like you'd have to take the gamble on Magee. At worst you end up with a slightly expensive bench warmer for a season. At best we'll get to see why he was such a fan favorite at LA and Chicago.
 
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kun

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I agree, recent MVP with a better than 1/2 goal per game record (for Chicago), and he wouldn't be on dp wages. It would be criminal not to take the gamble on him.
 

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I'm not aware of the expansion draft being televised, though I'm pretty sure the SuperDraft is.