Expansion Draft List: Kansas City Wizards

Expansion Draft List: Kansas City Wizards

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 17, 2009
  • 10 Comments
  • 2009 Expansion Draft
Jimmy Conrad and Josh Wolff will certainly be protected in the upcoming expansion draft. (WVH Photo Correspondent Brian Stevens)

Jimmy Conrad and Josh Wolff will certainly be protected in the upcoming expansion draft. (WVH Photo Correspondent Brian Stevens)

Staying with the two-a-day structure for the expansion draft lists, earlier in the day we looked at the Houston Dynamo now we turn our focus to the Kansas City Wizards.

KC is a fun team to figure out since they have such a young mix in their roster along with key veterans that would surely be snatched up by Philadelphia is left open.

Protected Available Exempt
Davy Arnaud Adam Cristman Roger Espinoza
Matt Besler Herculez Gomez Chance Myers
Jimmy Conrad Kevin Hartman
Michael Harrington Aaron Hohlbein
Zoltan Hercegfalvi Michael Kraus
Santiago Hirsig Eric Kronberg
Jack Jewsbury Jonathan Leathers
Kei Kamara Matt Marquess
Claudio Lopez Rauwshan McKenzie
Lance Watson Kurt Morsink
Josh Wolff Boris Pardo
Kevin Souter
Graham Zusi

Kamara will probably get protected even though he is out of contract. I kind of expect him to remain in KC as I’ve heard both sides want to reach an agreement on a new contract. Neither Espinoza or Myers will graduate from their GA contracts. We could see someone like Gomez or even Souter sneak in over Kamera if the Wizards figure out they won’t be able to re-sign him.

I am interested on Lopez though, do you protect him over someone like Kraus, Leathers or Hohlbein? He may be worth exposing because I don’t see Philly taking him due to his age and contract.

See anyone I missed on? Let’s hear it.

  • Joey

    If I was Philly, I would grab Kevin Hartman right away!

  • Joey

    If I was Philly, I would grab Kevin Hartman right away!

  • Jeff

    Ha they can take him. In fact PLEASE take him Philly.

  • Jeff

    Ha they can take him. In fact PLEASE take him Philly.

  • @BlacknBlueKC

    Unless there is a "Stephan Frei" in next years draft that Vermes has his eyes on, then KC will NEED to protect Hartman. There's no one else. Pardo as a starter? No thanks. Switch Hartman for overrated Hirsig and I'm good.

  • Unless there is a "Stephan Frei" in next years draft that Vermes has his eyes on, then KC will NEED to protect Hartman. There's no one else. Pardo as a starter? No thanks.

    Switch Hartman for overrated Hirsig and I'm good.

  • Big E

    Hartman will be protected Herculez Gomez or Graham Zusi could be good choices.

  • Big E

    Hartman will be protected Herculez Gomez or Graham Zusi could be good choices.

  • Mike

    Hartman CAN'T be switched for Hirsig, the rules of the draft are that KC has to protect 3 of their internationals. So the author's comment about protecting a Lopez, Hohlbein, or Kraus over Lopez can't be done either.

  • Hartman CAN'T be switched for Hirsig, the rules of the draft are that KC has to protect 3 of their internationals. So the author's comment about protecting a Lopez, Hohlbein, or Kraus over Lopez can't be done either.