Expansion Draft List: Houston Dynamo

Expansion Draft List: Houston Dynamo

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 17, 2009
  • 14 Comments
  • 2009 Expansion Draft
Houston has plenty of guys worth protecting here. (Getty Images)

Houston has plenty of guys worth protecting here. (Getty Images)

Today we move another day closer to the 2009 expansion draft. Now we turn our focus to the Houston Dynamo.

The Dynamo are a tough team to figure out due to the number of quality players that are both young and old.

Protected Available Exempt
Corey Ashe Wade Barrett Danny Cruz
Bobby Boswell Mike Chabala
Geoff Cameron Ryan Cochrane
Brian Ching Tyler Deric
Ricardo Clark Tally Hall
Brad Davis John Michael Hayden
Andrew Hainault Richard Mulrooney
Stuart Holden Dominic Oduro
Luis Angel Landin Pat Onstad
Brian Mullan Abe Thompson
Eddie Robinson Erik Ustruck
Craig Waibel
Cam Weaver

Either way they stand to lose a good player this year. I do wonder if they will protect someone like Chabala or Weaver or maybe even Oduro over a veteran player like Robinson or Mullan. A lot of things come down to who Kinnear sees moving forward with this club going into next season.

More than likely Kinnear will protect the best players and only lose someone he can replace down the road. It’s what he always does here.

  • Casey

    I thought you didn't have to include DP's on the protected list?

  • Casey

    I thought you didn't have to include DP's on the protected list?

    • it just depends on if the DP has a no-trade clause or not. I don't know about Landin in this situation but I figured since he is on loan he has to be protected. Though that may not stop Kinnear from exposing him.

    • Matt

      DPs with no trade clauses are required to take up a protected spot per MLS rules. DPs without that clause can be protected or unprotected. Neither are exempt.

  • wvhooligan

    it just depends on if the DP has a no-trade clause or not. I don't know about Landin in this situation but I figured since he is on loan he has to be protected. Though that may not stop Kinnear from exposing him.

  • Big E

    If available, I hope Union goes for Mike Chabala or Ryan Cochrane. Good defenders. If not my guess is Cam Weaver although I've heard Hall as GK is popular. Why, I dont know.

  • Big E

    If available, I hope Union goes for Mike Chabala or Ryan Cochrane. Good defenders. If not my guess is Cam Weaver although I've heard Hall as GK is popular. Why, I dont know.

  • Rex

    Do you protect Clark? He is all but gone. I wouldnt protect Landin either. I think it is dangerous to leave a young keeper like Hall exposed. I would also like to protect Cam Weaver.

  • Rex

    Do you protect Clark? He is all but gone. I wouldnt protect Landin either. I think it is dangerous to leave a young keeper like Hall exposed. I would also like to protect Cam Weaver.

  • SDM

    Okay, this is the first one I've had a big disagreement with you on. First of course, is that Rico has announced that he is gone, so no need to protect him. Secondly….Eddie Robinson? Seriously? There's a better chance that I will end up on the protection list than he will. I also think they will protect Hall. I'm assuming he is going to take over for Onstad…..one day. And for those folks who are questioning about Landin, they payed a good chunk just to get him in, so they aren't going to let him go for nothing. You can count on him being protected.

  • SDM

    Okay, this is the first one I've had a big disagreement with you on. First of course, is that Rico has announced that he is gone, so no need to protect him. Secondly….Eddie Robinson? Seriously? There's a better chance that I will end up on the protection list than he will. I also think they will protect Hall. I'm assuming he is going to take over for Onstad…..one day.

    And for those folks who are questioning about Landin, they payed a good chunk just to get him in, so they aren't going to let him go for nothing. You can count on him being protected.

  • Matt

    DPs with no trade clauses are required to take up a protected spot per MLS rules. DPs without that clause can be protected or unprotected. Neither are exempt.

  • abe

    Onstad will be unprotected…Any chance of him getting picked up?

  • abe

    Onstad will be unprotected…Any chance of him getting picked up?