Expansion Draft List: San Jose Earthquakes

Expansion Draft List: San Jose Earthquakes

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 20, 2009
  • 10 Comments
  • 2009 Expansion Draft
Will San Jose lose one of their players in the expansion draft? (Getty Images)

Will San Jose lose one of their players in the expansion draft? (Getty Images)

Today is the final day in our expansion draft coverage/speculation/etc. as we look at three clubs. First up this morning is the San Jose Earthquakes. Later on today I will have Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC to round out the lists.

The discussion on these lists have been great and I really appreciate the feedback, both positive and negative.

Now for the Quakes:

Protected Available Exempt
Arturo Alvarez Bobby Burling
Quincy Amarikwa Ramiro Corrales
Joe Cannon Simon Elliott
Bobby Convey Mike Graczyk
Cornell Glen Darren Huckerby
Jason Hernandez Chris Leitch
Ryan Johnson Aaron Pitchkolan
Andre Luiz Antonio Ribeiro
Brandon McDonald Jamil Roberts
Ramon Sanchez Shea Salinas
Chris Wondolowski Andrew Weber
Michael Zaher

For me it came down to Wondolowski and Salinas. I think Wondo has a little more upside at this point than Salinas. Wondo’s experience out weights Salinas for me at this point in their careers. Plus I’ve never been a big Salinas guy.

I still have a feeling we will see a deal worked out for Convey to go to Philly here. I think it is very possible to see a trade worked out, maybe not next week during this draft but down the road for sure as I bet Frank Yallop would love to shed that salary off the books since Convey never really played well in San Jose this past year. Plus we have to figure Convey wants to play in Philly too since he is from near that area.

Then there is Joe Cannon and what they will do with him. I think they’ll still protect him here but don’t be shocked at all if Cannon is not a Quake in 2010.

See anything I missed? Let’s hear it.

  • Jason

    San Jose just re-signed Corrales, so I would expect him to be protected ahead of at least one of the forwards (except for Johnson). As for Cannon, I still DC making a move for him. Maybe during the trade window Monday? There's been at least one major move during that time, so at least a few of the predicted protected lists will change.

  • Jason

    San Jose just re-signed Corrales, so I would expect him to be protected ahead of at least one of the forwards (except for Johnson). As for Cannon, I still DC making a move for him. Maybe during the trade window Monday? There's been at least one major move during that time, so at least a few of the predicted protected lists will change.

  • Rye

    Great point on Corrales, he's not going anywhere. Frank is a bigger fan of Salinas then Wondo. I think they will protect Salinas he is starting to produce this last year with a hand full of assists. Also I would protect Leitch over Quency. Leitch was voted SJ Defender of the team this year, Quency had 1 goal. Q didn't impress me this year. He was fast but had poor ball control. So what is the point of beating a defender to the ball and not being able to control it? Plus I would also be excited to see a big trade b/t SJ and Philly for Convey. He never made an impact this year.

  • Rye

    Great point on Corrales, he's not going anywhere.

    Frank is a bigger fan of Salinas then Wondo. I think they will protect Salinas he is starting to produce this last year with a hand full of assists. Also I would protect Leitch over Quency. Leitch was voted SJ Defender of the team this year, Quency had 1 goal. Q didn't impress me this year. He was fast but had poor ball control. So what is the point of beating a defender to the ball and not being able to control it?

    Plus I would also be excited to see a big trade b/t SJ and Philly for Convey. He never made an impact this year.

  • Joseph D'Hippolito

    I would protect Leitch, as well. In the two times, i saw him play (after Hernandez's injury), he was by far the Quakes' best and most well-rounded defender.

  • Joseph D'Hippolito

    I would protect Leitch, as well. In the two times, i saw him play (after Hernandez's injury), he was by far the Quakes' best and most well-rounded defender.

  • Big E

    Philly doesn't want to take convey's salary off SJ's plate. They may take him like WNH says, after the expansion draft. But only if its a share the salary thing. My guess is that SJ is one of 5 teams that Union just pass by. Sorry.

  • Big E

    Philly doesn't want to take convey's salary off SJ's plate. They may take him like WNH says, after the expansion draft. But only if its a share the salary thing.

    My guess is that SJ is one of 5 teams that Union just pass by. Sorry.

  • jhoyt

    I think Earthquakes were smart to protect Wondo — proven leader and comes from a team that has won two MLS chamionships — things started to change up when he arrived — look at stats –

  • jhoyt

    I think Earthquakes were smart to protect Wondo — proven leader and comes from a team that has won two MLS chamionships — things started to change up when he arrived — look at stats –