Expansion Draft List: New England Revolution

Expansion Draft List: New England Revolution

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 18, 2009
  • 6 Comments
  • 2009 Expansion Draft
We know Steve Nicol stands to lose one quality player, who will it be? (Getty Images)

We know Steve Nicol stands to lose one quality player, who will it be? (Getty Images)

While the rest of the world is waiting for a couple World Cup qualifiers to finish up here we move forward here with our expansion draft coverage. Earlier in the day we discussed the LA Galaxy, now we take a gander at the New England Revolution.

Protected Available Exempt
Kevin Alston Chris Albright Nico Colaluca
Darrius Barnes Stephane Assengue Amaechi Igwe
Kheli Dube Gabriel Badilla
Jay Heaps Mauricio Castro
Shalrie Joseph Edgaras Jankauskas
Jeff Larentowicz Brad Knighton
Kenny Mansally Pat Phelan
Sainey Nyassi Matt Reis
Emmanuel Osei Bobby Shuttleworth
Steve Ralston Wells Thompson
Taylor Twellman Chris Tierney
Michael Videira

A fun one to watch here. I put Dube in over Reis just because of the age of Reis and his contract, similar to why Houston has always left Pat Onstad unprotected. Plus I look at their backup situation right now with Knighton and think that they are okay for the future. But I just don’t see Philly taking a keeper in the draft, they’ll trade for a good one if they don’t sign one or draft one in January.

I did go back and forth on Phelan because he is young and has the potential to be a real stud for this club if Larentowicz doesn’t re-sign with the team. I just don’t see them not protecting Larentowicz here though, in years past they’ve always protected out-going players like Michael Parkhurst and Clint Dempsey. Just makes sense.

See anyone I whiffed on here? Let’s here it.

  • Big E

    Union wants local boy Jeff Larentowicz. But I doubt he is left unprotected. Pat Phelan is a similar player and if left unprotected might be a good choice. Not convinced Chris Albright can make a 100% recovery from injuries. But he is a Philly boy too, so its possible Union goes for him.

  • Big E

    Union wants local boy Jeff Larentowicz. But I doubt he is left unprotected. Pat Phelan is a similar player and if left unprotected might be a good choice.

    Not convinced Chris Albright can make a 100% recovery from injuries. But he is a Philly boy too, so its possible Union goes for him.

  • Mike

    I believe Igwe's GA status is gone

  • Mike

    I believe Igwe's GA status is gone

  • Hank

    I think you need to switch Dube with Jankauskas. based on recent comments from Nicol it's more likely that they will want him up front than Dube. Still think Reis will be protected – so more than likely they will leave Osei up for grabs.

  • Hank

    I think you need to switch Dube with Jankauskas. based on recent comments from Nicol it's more likely that they will want him up front than Dube. Still think Reis will be protected – so more than likely they will leave Osei up for grabs.