- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On November 13, 2009
- 12 Comments
- 2009 Expansion Draft
Moving forward once again in our expansion draft coverage. Today we take a look at the Supporter’s Shield winning Columbus Crew. More than likely we will see a player picked from this bunch, anytime you go through the regular season and are as good as the Crew were this year you will most certainly see a player picked off in an expansion draft. New teams want players from successful teams.
Now some of this could change with some possible retirements of veteran players but even so those players will probably still be protected no matter what.
No doubt this is one of the tougher clubs to figure out with all the good talent on the roster.
|Guillermo Barros Schelotto||Kevin Burns|
|Eric Brunner||Cory Elenio|
|Brian Carroll||Jason Garey|
|Emmanuel Ekpo||Eddie Gaven|
|Frankie Hejduk||Alex Grendi|
|William Hesmer||Andy Gruenebaum|
|Steven Lenhart||Andy Iro|
|Chad Marshall||Adam Moffat|
|Danny O’Rourke||Alejandro Moreno|
|Gino Padula||Stanley Nyazamba|
|Robbie Rogers||Duncan Oughton|
Do you protect the aging Hejduk? If so do you not protect the younger and upcoming Zayner? What about Moreno? For me I put Moreno under the unprotected list in place of Lenhart. Some reason I found Lenhart as a guy that could be picked by Philly and Moreno to be a guy with a high contract that Philly would not take.
Another guy I wonder about is Andy Iro who I still think has potential to be real special in this league. Do you leave him unprotected as well?
I may go back on this club before the draft because of all the ifs here. You really could make your case for a few guys on the unprotected list.
See anyone I was completely off on here? Let’s hear it.