Expansion Draft List: Real Salt Lake

Expansion Draft List: Real Salt Lake

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 19, 2009
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  • 2009 Expansion Draft
RSL made it to MLS Cup this year, but who will they protect for another run in 2010? (Getty Images)

RSL made it to MLS Cup this year, but who will they protect for another run in 2010? (Getty Images)

Our second club for the day as we get closer to finishing out our look at each 15 MLS clubs before next week’s expansion draft. Earlier in the day we took a look at the lowly New York Red Bulls, now we turn our attention to one of this year’s MLS Cup participants, Real Salt Lake.

Jason Kreis has an interesting mix of players on his roster and is set to lose a couple guys this winter already. No doubt he will have his hands full in deciding who to protect and who not to.

Protected Available Exempt
Kyle Beckerman Jean Alexandre Tony Beltran
Nat Borchers Raphael Cox Alex Nimo
Pablo Campos Rachid El Khalifi Chris Seitz
Fabian Espindola Nelson Gonzalez
Robbie Findley Ned Grabavoy
Will Johnson David Horst
Javier Morales Clint Mathis
Jamison Olave Yura Movsisyan
Nick Rimando Tino Nunez
Robbie Russell Kyle Reynish
Chris Wingert Andy Williams

Beltran should have played enough to graduate from his GA contract but for now I am going to leave him in the exempt pile. Should the league graduate GA contracts before next week’s draft I’d take Russell out and place him in there.

After that I really see no argument for anyone else to get protected over the 10 I have here as Movsisyan is headed to Europe and I don’t see a reason to protect someone like Mathis with his higher contract. Maybe protect Grabavoy since he was kind enough to put away a PK that sent them through to the MLS Cup. But I really doubt it.

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

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