Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft

The Original Winger has the list of unprotected players from each MLS team that will be subject to selection by the Sounders.

The expansion draft is Wednesday and will consist of ten rounds. Each team may protect 11 players and Seattle may select one player from each team and no more. I won't reproduce the list here, but were I the Sounders, this is the ten I would select in the expansion draft:

Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew) (MF)
Brandon Prideaux (Chicago Fire) (MF/D)
Craig Waibel (Houston Dynamo) (D)
John Wolyniec (New York Red Bull) (F)
Greg Sutton (Toronto FC) (GK)
Khano Smith (New England) (MF)
Abe Thompson (Kansas City) (F)
Jorge Flores (Chivas USA) (MF)
Joe Vide (DC United) (MF)
Chris Klein (LA Galaxy) (D)

But we will have to see how Seattle fares. The big problem for them is that they do not have a coach whom the owners and front office can consult.

Last night on Fox Football Fone-In, Sigi Schmid was asked about his future plans, but so far Columbus has not given him permission to talk to other teams, including Seattle, and does not have a new contract with Columbus.

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